Sheffield United will be returning home after a three-game road trip. They will square off against Tottenham Hotspur at 1 p.m. ET on Thursday at Bramall Lane. Sheffield will be trying to put an end to a three-game streak of zero-goal performances.
Lundstram could miss out after an arm injury forced him off in the FA Cup defeat to Arsenal on Sunday. The 26-year-old is set to undergo a scan on Tuesday.
The match between the Blades and Manchester United last Wednesday was not a total blowout, but with the Blades falling 3-0 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one.
Blades boss Chris Wilder said at his pre-match press conference that Jack O’Connell was “back on the grass” following the impact injury in training that has ruled him out since the restart and the defender will be assessed.
Meanwhile, Tottenham got themselves on the board against West Ham United last week, but West Ham never followed suit. Tottenham took their contest against West Ham 2-0.
Sheffield is now 11-9-11 while Spurs sit at 12-10-9. Tottenham is 4-5-2 after wins this season, and Sheffield is 4-2-2 after losses.
The Blades are without defenders John Lundstram and Jack O’Connell. Spurs have no major injury concerns but are missing fringe players Juan Foyth, Japhet Tanganga and Troy Parrott.
Sheffield United XI: Henderson; Basham, Egan, Robinson; Baldock, Berge, Norwood, Osborn, Stevens; McBurnie, McGoldrick
Tottenham XI: Lloris; Aurier, Sanchez, Dier, Davies; Sissoko, Lo Celso; Moura, Bergwijn, Son; Kane
How To Watch
Who: Sheffield United vs. Tottenham Hotspur
When: Thursday at 1 p.m. ET
Where: Bramall Lane
Jack O’Connell is getting closer to a return for the Blades but Chris Wilder says they “won’t make a high risk decision on him.” John Lundstram is out injured and is replaced by Sande Berge, while John Fleck is also out injured with Ben Osborn coming in for his first Premier League start.
Tottenham are guaranteed to finish on fewer than 70 points for the first time since Mauricio Pochettino’s debut season in 2014-15. After winning 11 of their opening 13 Premier League away matches last season, they have since won just three of 21. Spurs’ only clean sheet in their last 22 away league matches was in a 0-0 draw at Watford on 18 January. However, they are unbeaten in 23 Premier League away games against newly-promoted teams since losing to QPR in April 2012. The last time they played a competitive match in July ended in a club record 8-0 defeat by Cologne in the 1995 Intertoto Cup.