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Sheffield United predicted team as they seek revenge on Swansea
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Sheffield United predicted team as they seek revenge on Swansea

Sheffield United travel to Swansea City this weekend on the back of four successive Championship victories.

It is a run of form that has moved the Blades into second in the table – 13 points ahead of their 13th-placed hosts.

The two sides met on the opening day of this season, when Swansea were 2-1 winners at Bramall Lane.

However, since then their respective results have varied. United have won 15 of their 26 matches, while the Swans have triumphed nine times.

Blades manager Chris Wilder thinks his team are better equipped from when they last faced their Welsh opponents, but how will they line up at the Liberty Stadium?


United predicted team

Having not missed a single minute of league action so far in 2018/19, Dean Henderson should continue his impressive run in goal.

Ahead of him Jack O’Connell is another to have played every single game. Alongside Chris Basham and John Egan in a back three they have secured the second best defensive record in the division.

At wing-back George Baldock and Enda Stevens are likely to provide the width from the right and left flank respectively.

In central midfield the big change since the Blades last faced Swansea is the addition of Oliver Norwood. Norwood signed on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion – in a deal which has since been made permanent – nine days after that loss to the Swans.

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The Northern Ireland international has arguably been United’s best player since and will pull the creative strings alongside John Fleck.

That 2-1 loss in South Yorkshire on the opening day featured John Lundstram and Lee Evans in midfield. Much has changed since then, with Evans having joined Wigan Athletic.

Ahead of Norwood and Fleck, Mark Duffy should continue as attacking midfielder. However, loanee Kieran Dowell will be seriously pushing for a starting berth.

Upfront captain Billy Sharp and David McGoldrick have formed a lethal partnership. Between them they have 26 league goals this season.

GK – Dean Henderson

RCB – Chris Basham

CB – John Egan

LCB – Jack O’Connell

RWB – George Baldock

RCM – Oliver Norwood

LCM – John Fleck

LWB – Enda Stevens

CAM – Mark Duffy

RS – David McGoldrick

LS – Billy Sharp

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