Meanwhile, David Moyes marked his return to the Hammers with a 4-0 victory over Bournemouth, a result which has kept the club out of the relegation zone.
Sheffield United and West Ham meet at Bramall Lane on Friday night as David Moyes seeks to form it three wins from his opening three games as Hammers boss.
Few would have expected Chris Wilder’s Blades to be the side sitting in eighth before this game,
but the Hammers – currently 16th – look to be back on target after Moyes replaced Manuel Pellegrini as manager.
The Blades are cutting through the highest flight, but are winless in their last three and have lost their last two to blunt their ambitions a touch –
though in fairness, those defeats were away at Manchester City and Liverpool.
West Ham are faraway from where they need to be,
but have already tightened up under Moyes – and that they will fancy their chances of taking something back to London.
However, a run of fixtures against Everton, Leicester City and Liverpool follow the meeting in Yorkshire,
leaving Moyes with an uphill task when it involves getting more points on the board as soon as possible.
On a positive note, West Ham have performed solidly faraway from home this season,
with victories having been recorded at Chelsea and Southampton since the center of November.
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Sheffield United vs West Ham United Team News
With Ryan Fredericks having been ruled out until the center of February,
Pablo Zabaleta is predicted to return into the Hammers side at right-back.
Moyes also has doubts over Aaron Cresswell, Mark Noble and Michail Antonio,
likely meaning that it might be a surprise if all three featured within the starting lineup.
Carlos Sanchez may come into the team if Noble misses out, with Jack Wilshere still out of contention for a return to the squad.
As for the hosts, Wilder will make mass alterations having rested his first-choice players for the FA game with AFC Fylde.
The Blades boss may revert back to the team which began the setback at Liverpool last Thursday.
Sheffield United are expected to welcome back a number of regulars after making 11 changes within the FA Cup.
Simon Moore is about to return to the bench following a muscular injury,
but fellow goalkeeper Michael Verrips is unavailable due to concussion.
West Ham defender Ryan Fredericks has been sidelined for up to 6 weeks with a hamstring issue, while Michail Antonio remains out.
Mark Noble and Aaron Creswell are in contention following injury.
Sheffield United vs West Ham Line Up
Sheffield United possible starting lineup:
Henderson; Basham, Egan, O’Connell; Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; McGoldrick, Mousset
West Ham United possible starting lineup:
Fabianski; Zabaleta, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Masuaku; Snodgrass, Rice, Noble, Fornals; Anderson; Haller
Sheffield United vs West Ham United Head-to-head
Sheffield United were victorious in both of their previous Premier League home games against West Ham: 3-0 in April 2007 and 3-2 in March 1994.
West Ham have won just one of the past 13 top-flight away meetings (D2, L10).
How to watch Sheffield United vs West Ham United
TV channel: The match will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Premier League and Main Event channels,
and is available via Now TV with a day pass for £9.99.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app, with a mobile month pass available for £5.99.
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