International fixtures are trending presently with competitive club football to return next weekend. Regardless, we want to take a look at one of the Premier League clubs that have performed below expectations this season thus far, although it’s still early days.
Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United have struggled in their four Premier League games and have lost all. They’ve scored just one goal and conceded 6. Their rate of scoring comes as no surprise as they didn’t score much last season.
However, seeing how the season is panning out, with emphasis on attack and loads of goals scored in the opening four games, Chris Wilder will have to adopt a new approach as the one deployed thus far won’t cut it.
Sheffield United carved a niche for themselves last season as a very defensive side that scored few and conceded less.
They were solid at the back, and this made them difficult to beat. They were arguably the surprise team of last season and finished 9th. This was a good one considering that they were newcomers.
They lost their last three Premier League games last season, and this may have been attributed to them being carried away with their performances. However, it appears that they may have been found out with results they’ve gotten this season.
They currently sit 19th in the Premier League with home losses against newly-promoted Leeds United and Wolves, as well as away losses to Aston Villa and Arsenal on the last matchday before the international break.
The international break couldn’t have come at a better time for Chris Wilder and his men as they’ll have some time to adopt a new approach, restrategize, and correct some flaws in the team before the resumption of Premier League football next week.
The Blades have to show major improvement after the international break as it would be a pity for Chris Wilder to get axed after a very impressive 2019/20 season with the Blades. As the saying goes, you are as good as your last result.
Their next Premier League game will be against fellow strugglers and newly promoted Fulham who sit 20th in the Premier League having lost all games too, conceding 11, and scoring just 1.
The Blades will be at home and must win this game to get their season back on track. Anything short of maximum points against Fulham will surely cast doubts on Chris Wilder’s future at Bramall Lane. Hopefully, this won’t be the case.