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Predicted Sheffield United XI v Everton: Fleck dropped, 3 strikers start for Wilder

Sheffield United are back in action today as they host Everton on Boxing Day day still looking for their first win of the season.

Chris Wilder welcomes Carlo Ancelotti’s high-flying Toffees to S2 knowing he faces a tough ask in getting that elusive first three points.

Former Blade Dominic Calvert-Lewin has led the charge for Everton, smashing in an impressive 11 Premier League goals already and cementing himself as Harry Kane’s understudy for England.

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For United, Chris Wilder will be forced into changes. Sander Berge is out injured while his replacement, John Lundstram, is also missing through suspension. Long-term injury victim, Jack O’Connell is still out, while Wilder admitted in midweek that Lys Mousset is not ready to start games.

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The Blades boss, then, could be forced into a change of shape, with many fans suggesting playing David McGoldrick behind two strikers.

We think that’s what Wilder could go with, but with John Fleck woefully out of touch, it could be time to give Ben Osborn the nod next to Ethan Ampadu in the middle of the park for that added energy.

Here is our predicted XI for Sheffield United as we host Everton today.

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