Sheffield United welcome Everton to Bramall Lane for the early kick off this Saturday in the Premier League. Both The Blades and The Toffees have had tough starts to the season and will be looking to get their first points of the season on the board.
Sheffield United sit 17th in the Premier League after three games. The Blades have three losses and zero points so far, but sit outside of the relegation zone by virtue of their goal difference, though two of the teams below them do have a game in hand.
The Blades first game back in the Premier League was at home against Crystal Palace. A goal from Odsonne Edouard gave Palace the 1 - 0 win and the haul of points. Sheffield United’s first away trip of the season was to Nottingham Forest. Though Forest took an early lead through Taiwo Awoniyi, Gustavo Hamer pulled The Blades level and looked on course to earn their first point of the season. However, a late goal from Chris Wood gave Forest the 2 - 1 win. United would then suffer another 2 - 1 defeat this time against Manchester City. Jayden Bogle equalised for The Blades in the 85th minute, but once again the point was taken away by a late winner this time from Rodri.
Sheffield United faced League One Lincoln City in the Second Round of the League Cup. After a goalless 90 minutes, the tie was sent to the penalties. John Egan, Beanie Traore and Louie Marsh all missed their penalties, handing Lincoln the 3 - 2 win and the spot in the next round.
Everton have also had a winless start to the season. The Toffees currently sit bottom of the Premier League with three losses in three games and zero points. Everton sit bottom due to their goal difference as they’ve not managed to score yet this season and have conceded six goals.
The Toffees opened their season with a visit from Fulham where a goal from Bobby De Cordova-Reid gave Fulham the 1 - 0 win and all three points. Next was a trip to Aston Villa which proved to be a disappointing away day for Everton. John McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Leon Bailey and Jhon Duran all scored in a 4 - 0 win for Villa. Last time out in the league was against Wolves where they once again lost 1 - 0 to a Sasa Kalajdzic goal.
Everton drew League Two Doncaster Rovers in the Second Round of the League Cup. Rovers took an unexpected lead in the first half, Beto and Arnaut Danjuma both scored in the final 20 minutes to save Everton’s blushes.
Sheffield United and Everton have met an impressive 135 times, the first meeting coming all the way back in 1893. Everton do have the better track record, with 55 wins in the fixture. The Blades have 49 wins and the other 31 games ended in a draw. The last meeting came in 2021, where Sheffield United won 1 - 0.
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