Meanwhile, Bournemouth make the trip to Bramall Lane looking to maneuver beyond the relegation zone with their third successive win within the top flight.
Sheffield United are off for winter break in Dubai after this but Europe still remains their intended final destination this season.
Bournemouth meanwhile are going to be simply happy to remain out of the Championship and two straight wins,
against Aston Villa and Brighton, have bolstered Eddie Howe’s morale.
Much may depend on Chris Wilder’s signing, Sander Berge who is predicted to form his home debut in midfield before body and mind are often replenished.
Not that Wilder’s players actually need a lift . No Premier League team is fitter, or less injury prone, than Sheffield United.
However, in both fixtures, Bournemouth netted twice in quick succession before half time,
and it proved to be pivotal as they claimed maximum points at the Vitality Stadium.
That return has a minimum of provided Howe and his players with a touch of breathing space before what has become a difficult trip for each club this season,
an element which could finally allow them to play with more freedom for the primary time since occupying a mid-table spot at the start of November.
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Sheffield United vs Bournemouth Team News
Howe’s selection problems are dealt an extra blow with Jefferson Lerma having to serve a one-match ban thanks to his sending-off last weekend.
While Joshua King is on the brink of a return from injury, Howe is probably going to stay with same 4-3-3 formation
which was used against Villa, with Lewis Cook coming in to exchange Lerma.
United boss Wilder may prefer to keep an equivalent starting lineup which began the 1-0 success at Crystal Palace.
January arrival Sander Berge impressed on his debut, leaving John Lundstram to stay among the replacements.
Lys Mousset is an alternate to Billy Sharp if Wilder decides to shake up his attack.
Bournemouth’s Joshua King and Jack Stacey are being assessed but could play for the primary time in 2020 after hamstring injuries.
Jefferson Lerma is suspended as a results of his sending off against Aston Villa last weekend.
Sheffield United’s David McGoldrick might feature, having returned to training after missing the last four games with a foot injury.
Club record signing Sander Berge could make his home debut.
Another new arrival, Richairo Zivkovic, could be involved for the primary time.
Sheffield United vs Bournemouth Line Up
Sheffield United possible starting lineup:
Henderson; Basham, Egan, O’Connell; Baldock, Berge, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; McBurnie, Sharp
Bournemouth possible starting lineup:
Ramsdale; Smith, Francis, Ake, Rico; Gosling, Billing, L.Cook; H.Wilson, C.Wilson, Fraser
Sheffield United vs Bournemouth Head-to-head (h2h)
The reverse fixture led to a 1-1 draw. the sport had taken place in August.
This past decade, Sheffield hold a 100% unbeaten record against this opponent.
Not once have Bournemouth kept a clean sheet within the said period.
At this venue, the hosts have scored twice or more altogether encounters since 2010.
In fact, disregarding one draw (August 2019), Sheffield hold a 100% winning record in last ten years.
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