Tottenham Hotspur vs Sheffield United Match Preview
🎙️ Mauricio is prepared for another big test at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium tomorrow.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 8, 2019
Spurs take on newly-promoted Sheffield United tomorrow at the new Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. The blades are in a rich vein of form and have impressed football fans around the nation with their expansive and free-flowing football under the acclaimed management of Chris Wilder. Spurs will be looking to right the wrongs of previous weeks and hit a big win against the Premier League new arrivals.
Spurs drew with Everton in their last Premier League game in a match that was tainted by the horrific leg break suffered by Everton midfielder Andre Gomes. Spurs were one up through a goal from Dele Alli who looked back to his usual self before the horrendous injury occurred to Gomes. Everything that happened after that seems a little irrelevant but Spurs will be kicking themselves having let another lead slip in the league. Cenk Tosun levelled with a late header but the performance, especially in the second half was marginally better from Spurs.
Spurs were impressive midweek against Red Star Belgrade as the inflicted a crushing victory over the Belgrade side in what’s a very tough and intimidating place to go. Giovani Lo Celso was introduced to the side and pulled many a string on the field. Son Heung-min was also chucked in from the start despite suffering emotional turmoil having inflicted the injury to Gomes against Everton. The South Korean got himself on the scoresheet, scoring twice. Despite the level of the opponent being poorer than your average Premier League side, Spurs still had to turn up in what was a must-win game.
Sheffield United are flying. The Blades are on course for a top-half finish and they currently sit sixth in the league. They are coming into this game unbeaten in their last four and last time out they thumped Burnley 3-0 at Bramall Lane thanks to three first-half goals – two were scored by the defender John Lundstram. Chis Wilder’s approach of a mix of free-flowing football and man-management has meant he has got the best out of a lot of players that football fans would’ve tipped to not make the step up from the Championship to the Premier League. Overlapping centre-backs are now a thing of the future thanks to Wilder and Spurs will have to be at their best to beat the Blades. Tottenham Hotspur vs Sheffield United is a 3:00 PM kick-off.
Sheffield United currently have no injury concerns however John Egan did go off in the game against Burnley with a head injury so he may be a concern.
Erik Lamela faces a late fitness test for Spurs but with the performance of Giovani Lo Celso in midweek, it’s unlikely he’d play anyway. Hugo Lloris and Jan Vertonghen are still injured and will miss the match whilst Son’s red card was overturned meaning he will be available for the clash against Sheffield United.
Head to Head
The last time Spurs and Sheff United met was in the League Cup back in 2015. The game finished 2-2 and a late goal from Christian Eriksen saw Spurs through to the next round having won the previous leg 1-0. Spurs’ records vs Sheffield United is tight, standing at 36 wins, 26 draws and 28 losses.
How We See It
It’s going to be a tough afternoon for Tottenham and they’ll have to bring their A-game but we think their quality will shine through to see them win the game by two goals to nil. Harry Kane and Dele Alli will both get on the score sheet.
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