Sheffield United will love that their upcoming fixture against Arsenal is an FA Cup match as they have struggled in the Premier League since it has returned.
The Blades have failed to score, and have only picked up one point from an available nine, which has seen their light hopes for a Europa League place fade.
However a place at Wembley is on the cards as they face the Gunners in the Quarter-Final, and if they could make it to the next round, it would truly emphasise what a good season they have had.
Here is the Transfer Tavern predicted Sheffield United starting XI, which sees Chris Wilder make three changes for the fixture.
Dean Henderson will return to the starting line up after he was not eligible for the game against his parent club Manchester United on Wednesday. His eleven clean sheets in the Premier League have been crucial to Sheffield United easily pushing away from the relegation zone.
Meanwhile John Egan is back from his suspension after he received a second yellow in the 3-0 defeat against Newcastle United last Sunday. The centre-back has featured in 29 of the 31 Premier League games this season and with the Blades needing a win not just for a great opportunity but also for a much-needed morale boost, so there is no doubt that he will return.
Wilder has also said that Jack O’Connell will continue to be assessed over the next 24/48 hours, but it seems like a positive update and if he is 100% then Wilder will see the fixture as a good game for the defender to get his match fitness back.
The midfield is unlikely to change, and John Fleck, whose late equaliser shocked the Gunners earlier this season in the division, could be the difference between whether the Blades are knocked out or advance to the next round.
Lys Mousset did limp off injured against Manchester United, but Wilder has spoken via Sheffield United’s twitter account and said they only have one injury concern and that is O’Connell.
His pace could be exactly what the Blades need, and Neal Maupay showed that pace is how you can worry Arsenal, following his last minute winner in which he managed to get behind the defence.
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