Sheffield United take on Burnley this weekend in a massive clash at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon.
The Blades welcome the Clarets to S2 looking to build on the back of two impressive away wins at both West Brom and Bristol City.
Surprisingly, United haven’t won at home since August. A 4-0 win against Reading has been followed up by draws against Birmingham, Norwich, and Blackpool, with a loss against QPR squeezed in for good measure.
However, while Burnley come into the game in fine form themselves, their manager Vincent Kompany is under no illusions to how good the Blades can be on their day. And he’s expecting a tough clash at The Lane on Saturday.
“Every game I have watched from Sheffield United it has always been clear they have quality on the pitch. They have players who can decide a game but also handle themselves in one v one situations. It is a good game to play,” Kompany told his pre-match press conference.
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The Blades will once again be without a number of players, including Rhian Brewster. The striker was injured coming on against West Brom and there’s been no update on him as it stands.
It remains to be seen if Heckingbottom will include Reda Khadra. The German was upset after being taken off after 33 minutes against Bristol City in midweek.
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The Blades need a return to winning ways and what better way to do it than against the table toppers.
Burnley come into the game in fine fettle and their midweek win over Rotherham – when they scored in the 100th minute – will have given them an extra bounce.
However, the Blades have shown they can beat anyone. Yes, the club is riddled with injuries. But Burnley are without key men as well and it should make for a good game in the midday sun.
Ultimately, United need to get back to winning ways at home. And if they can do that against the Clarets, then talk of promotion might well start to ramp up once more.