Bramall Lane hosts Sheffield United and Bournemouth this Saturday in the return to the Premier League after the international break. Both sides sit in the bottom half of the table and need a win to put as much space between them and the relegation zone.
Sheffield United currently sit 18th in the Premier League and in the relegation zone after 12 games. The Blades have just one win, two draws and nine losses which leaves them on five points, just one point from safety but also just one point above both Everton and Burnley.
In their last five games in all competitions, Sheffield United have one win, one draw and three losses. Bobby De Cordova-Reid opened the scoring for Fulham early in the second half but an own goal from Antonee Robinson would level the game for Sheffield United. However, an own goal from Wes Foderingham and a goal from Willian gave Fulham the 3 - 1 win. Scott McTominay drew first blood for Manchester United but a penalty from Oli McBurnie meant the game was level at 1 - 1 at halftime. Diogo Dalot popped up with a goal in the 77th minute to give United the 2 - 1 win.
A hat-trick from Eddie Nketiah, a penalty from Fabio Vieira and a late goal from Takehiro Tomiyasu gave Arsenal the 5 - 0 win over Sheffield United with The Blades only managing two shots, with zero shots on target. The one win came in dramatic fashion against Wolves. Cameron Archer gave Sheffield United the lead but in the last minute of normal time Jean-Ricner Bellegarde equalised for Wolves. However, Oliver Norwood converted his penalty in the 100th minute for the 2 - 1 win for The Blades.
The last time out before the international break for Sheffield United was against Brighton. Simon Adingra scored early on for Brighton but an own goal from Adam Webster gave Sheffield United a 1 - 1 draw over ten-man Brighton who had Mahmoud Dahoud sent off in the second half.
Bournemouth sit just two spots above Sheffield United in 16th. In 12 games, The Cherries have two wins, three draws and seven losses, leaving them on nine points, only four points between them and the relegation zone.
In their last five games in all competitions, Bournemouth have two wins and three losses. Dominic Solanke opened the scoring for The Cherries against Wolves but Bournemouth started to collapse following the goal from Matheus Cunha. Lewis Cook was sent off minutes after the equaliser and Sasa Kalajdzic grabbed the 2 - 1 win for Wolves in the 88th minute. Bournemouth bounced back against Burnley the following weekend. Charlie Taylor gave Burnley an early lead but goals from Antoine Semenyo and Philip Billing gave Bournemouth the 2 - 1 win.
In the Round of 16 of the League Cup, Bournemouth hosted Liverpool. Cody Gakpo opened the scoring for Liverpool in the first half, but Justin Kluivert equalised in the second half. However, Darwin Nunez scored just six minutes later to give Liverpool the 2 - 1 win. Jeremy Doku, Manuel Akanji, Phil Foden and Nathan Ake all scored all with a brace from Bernardo Silva in the 6 - 1 thrashing of Bournemouth.
The most recent outing was a shock win for Bournemouth over Newcastle. Solanke scored twice in the second half to give The Cherries the 2 - 0 win.
Sheffield United and Bournemouth have met just 19 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1981. The Blades have the upper hand in the fixture with 11 wins in comparison to Bournemouth’s two wins, with the other six games ending in a draw.