Description: AVL Vs SHF Fantasy Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Sheffield United look to avoid a second successive opening defeat in the league
After ending ninth in the bygone edition of the Premier League, it was only rightful that the expectations from this season were massively multifold for Sheffield United. However, things haven’t quite gone their way till now with the side being handed a defeat by Wolverhampton in its league opener.
Being hit for two goals inside the first six minutes of their gameweek one clash, Sheffield United found themselves in a perilous position. It looked to be a tie where they could easily have been schooled, an embarrassing scoreline the club managed to avoid by bolstering its defence after that initial onslaught.
However, a defeat in the Carabao Cup to Burnley on penalties sees Sheffield United still scouring for their opening win this season. Given their slump in form in the tail end of last season, the side will be looking to register its first three points this term at the earliest plausible.
AVL Vs SHF Fantasy Probable Winner
Also, what Sheffield United will be looking to halt is their seven match winless run away from home. And it will be all the sweeter if they are able to do so against today’s opponents, a side against whom they were left ruing the turn of events the last time these two went at loggerheads.
Snatched off a clear goal against Aston Villa last season with goal line technology erring, Sheffield United saw that draw result in a downward spiral for them. Where the result left them ruing what could have been, for Aston Villa, the point gifted to them ended up making all the difference at the end of the season.
It ensured the club’s survival in the Premier League for another season. However, the club will be well aware that it can’t afford to push its luck hard this season as well with the league being a ruthless place for underperforming side.
This should be a largely closely fought affair, one where Sheffield United’s defence ups the ante to give the side a win.
Probable Playing 11
- Lys will continue to sit out for Sheffield United due to his ongoing injury.
Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, McGinn, Luiz, Hourihane, Trezeguet, Watkins, Grealish
Ramsdale, Basham, Egan, O’Connell, Baldock, Berge, Norwood, Lundstram, Stevens, McBurnie, McGoldrick
Premier League 2019-20
Match: Aston Villa Vs Sheffield United
Date And Time: 21st September, Monday- 10:30pm IST
Venue: Villa Park, Birmingham
Television: Star Sports Select 1/HD
Top Goal Scorer
- Grealish: 8 Goals, 6 Assists
- Mousset: 6 Goals, 4 Assists
Sheffield United Vs Wolverhampton: 0-2
Aston Villa’s new signing, Emiliano Martinez will be inducted in our side for the outing. After being made clear that he didn’t have a place in Arsenal’s playing 11, Martinez decided to shift to newer pastures.
And his sensational form towards the culmination of last term saw him earn a Premier League role. He’ll be looking to keep that form going and show why he was right to push hard for a regular role in Arsenal’s side.
They fell apart in the opening exchanges of their fixture against Wolverhampton but Sheffield United showed heart, fight and character to ensure those goals didn’t lead to an embarrassing scoreline. The club’s defence was quick to reorganise itself and show glimpses of the defensive setup which saw the side finish in ninth spot last term.
We envision the club pulling off a cleansheet today when they take on a side which offered extremely little in the attacking slot last season. It sees us opt for the four defenders from the visiting team in the form of Enda Stevens, Craig Basham, George Baldock and Jack O’Connell.
There was talk of their captain departing but last season’s 17th placed side managed to hold onto Jack Grealish for this edition. He was the side’s top scorer last time around with 8 goals and 6 assists with his goal against West Ham in last season’s final match playing a crucial role in ensuring his side’s revival.
John McGinn was a shining star for the club as well the last time around to make him the second selection from the team. Sheffield United elsewhere see us make the versatile John Lundstram the first pick from the club with the player being one of the most sensational performers for the side last season.
Oliver Norwood’s ability to control the midfield and turnover possession from defence to attack sees him complete the one-two of picks from the visiting side.
His side’s record signing at twenty eight million pounds, Ollie Watkins managed to score on his debut for the club. It helped his side register a win in their second round fixture of the Carabao Cup, one which sees him become an instant pick for this outing.
Elsewhere, Oliver McBurnie scored for the side against Burley earlier in the week to see the Sheffield United striker complete our set of picks for the day.
Captain And Vice-Captain
That goal sees Oliver captain our side for today while Basham is the vice-captain.
Martinez, Basham, Jack, Baldock, Stevens, Lundstram, Norwood, John, Jack, Oliver, Ollie
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