Sheffield United take a break from Premier League action on Wednesday evening as they face Sunderland.

The Blades host the League One team at Bramall Lane in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

In the last round – a 2-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers – manager Chris Wilder made 10 changes to his team.

So it’s likely that Wilder will switch things up again this time as the Black Cats visit South Yorkshire. Especially as a tricky looking fixture against Liverpool awaits his side after this match.

How Sheffield United could line up against Sunderland

Manchester United loanee Dean Henderson is clearly the number one choice as goalkeeper, but this is a great chance to give Simon Moore another run out.

New signing Michael Verrips is yet to make his debut for the club so he could also be in contention, but Henderson should get a well earned break.

Phil Jagielka came off the bench during the 2-0 win over his former team Everton at the weekend. So this is the ideal opportunity to keep the momentum going.

Fellow veteran Richard Stearman is also likely to come in. However, there are doubts over the fitness of Kean Bryan and therefore Jack O’Connell could retain his place at the back.

Both usual wing-backs, George Baldock and Enda Stevens, have been hugely influential this term. Yet there role exerts a lot of effort and both are likely to be changed for Kieron Freeman and Ben Osborn.

In midfield it is another good chance to give minutes to new signings. Luke Freeman has played his part in the league, but has recently dropped out for the returning John Fleck.

Ravel Morrison was superb against Blackburn and can continue his progress, while Toffees loanee Muhamed Besic provides defensive cover.

Upfront Wilder’s options are limited by injury to David McGoldrick and Billy Sharp’s suspension. Lys Mousset will almost certainly start after scoring against Everton. Meanwhile, we think Oli McBurnie will keep his place ahead of Callum Robinson.

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