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Predicted 3-5-2 Sheffield United XI to face Swansea City

Sheffield United will travel to Wales this weekend as they gear up to take on Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

The Blades are currently sitting second in the Championship table, having accrued 50 points from 27 matches (W15, D5, L7), following their 1-0 win over QPR last weekend. Four points shy of league leaders Leeds United, Chris Wilder’s men must look to strengthen their hold on the automatic promotion spot with another victory this Saturday against Graham Potter’s Swans.

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There are no major injury worries for Wilder heading into the weekend’s encounter, while there are no players ruled out with suspension as well.

Here’s how the Blades are expected to take the field against the Swans this weekend;

Manager: Chris Wilder

Formation: 3-5-2

Dean Henderson (GK)

The on-loan Manchester United goalkeeper has made a solid impact for his loan club this season and should feature from the kick off under the woodwork against Swansea.

Chris Basham (CB)

Chris Basham

The 30-year-old returned from suspension in the win against QPR last weekend and should hold on to his spot in the three-man backline this Saturday.

John Egan (CB)

The summer signing from Brentford has missed just one league game this season for the Blades. Should be set to make his 27th Championship appearance on Saturday.

Jack O’Connell (CB)

Completing the three-man defence for the visitors against Swansea this week should be 24-year-old Jack O’Connell who has featured in every Championship match this season for Wilder’s side.

George Baldock (RWB)

The 25-year-old Englishman has been preferred over Kieron Freeman as the right-sided wing-back in the last eight league fixtures. That is unlikely to change come Saturday.

Mark Duffy (CM)

The chief creative threat for the Blades going forward, the 33-year-old Mark Duffy should be looking to add to his tally of 4 goals and 4 assists.

John Fleck (CM)

The Scotland international has missed just one league game for Sheffield United this term and has chipped in with a solitary goal and three assists. A definite starter in the middle of the park.

Oliver Norwood (CM)

Oliver Norwood

The third central midfield slot for the Blades should be taken up by Northern Ireland international Oliver Norwood, who assisted the only goal of the game against QPR last weekend.

Enda Stevens (LWB)

The 28-year-old Irishman has been a key outlet going forward from the left flank for Sheffield United, contributing with 6 assists this term. Should be retained as the left wing-back.

Billy Sharp (ST)

The joint top scorer in the EFL Championship in the ongoing campaign with 16 goals from 25 matches, 32-year-old Billy Sharp is a guaranteed starter in the attack.

David McGoldrick (ST)

Partnering the 32-year-old at the top on Saturday should be summer signing David McGoldrick, who netted his tenth goal of the season against the QPR last weekend.


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