In the upcoming season, both Bournemouth and Sheffield United will be expected to bounce back from their disappointments last time out as the Cherries finished sixth in the Championship and were beaten play-off semi-finalists at the hands of Brentford in what was their first season back following relegation from the Premier League, whilst Sheffield United were relegated from England’s top flight in 20th place in what turned out to be a turbulent season for the Blades.
What will fill fans with hope is that in Scott Parker’s only season as a manager in the Championship, he oversaw Fulham’s promotion via the play-offs, he will no doubt be looking for the same end goal with the Cherries this time around, whilst Sheffield appointed Slavisa Jokanovic as their new manager following Paul Heckingbottom’s interim phase due to the departure of Chris Wilder. The Serbian also has a good record in the Championship, winning the playoffs with Fulham in 2018 and earning Watford automatic promotion in 2014/15.
Dominic Solanke played a key part in the Cherries promotion push, scoring 15 and assisting 11 goals in 45 matches last season, the former Liverpool has already started this season strong domestically having scored in Bournemouth’s 5-0 hammering of MK Dons in the first round of the EFL Cup.
In 27 league appearances, Rhian Brewster struggled to show his true potential at the Blades in the Premier League, as he failed to get on the scoresheet in what was a season to forget. But, in the Championship the former Liverpool man has a decent record, notching 10 goals in 20 appearances at the back end of the 2019/20 season whilst on loan at Swansea City.