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Potter monitoring Webster, Burn and Welbeck ahead of Blades

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Read the full match preview ahead of Saturday's match at Sheffield United.

By Charlie Hanson • 22 April 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Danny Welbeck went closest to scoring against Chelsea on Tuesday, when his fine effort struck the post.

A Saturday night clash at Bramall Lane awaits Albion as they bid to take a huge step towards securing their Premier League status.

Currently seven points clear of danger with six games to play, Graham Potter's team will be targeting a victory that would also potentially see them leapfrog Newcastle United and Southampton into 14th spot.

The hosts on the other hand had their relegation confirmed in their last outing – a 1-0 defeat to Wolves. Ten points adrift of 19th place West Brom, it's been a season that the Blades will want to wipe from their memory as quickly as possible.

Although they have suffered 26 defeats in their 32 Premier League games, they did take a point off Albion in a 1-1 draw to the Amex earlier on this campaign, and most impressively of all, defeated Manchester United on their own turf.

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Potter's Sheffield United press conference

Graham Potter had this to say in his press conference ahead of Saturday night's match at Bramall Lane.

"Everybody came through the game ok, we're still in the recovery process. There's still a couple of lads that we need to be careful of, Adam Webster and Dan Burn haven't played for a while, to a certain extent Danny Welbeck, but apart from that we're fine.

"Percy Tau has been recovering from a tight hamstring so that's why he wasn't in the group on Tuesday night. But he has trained with the team this morning. The longer-terms one are still unavailable."

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PL Highlights: Chelsea 0 Albion 0

Chelsea 0

Albion 0

Albion: Sanchez, White, Dunk, Webster, Veltman, Bissouma, Mac Allister (Maupay 74), Gross, Burn, Trossard (Lallana 60), Welbeck (Moder 86).

Subs not used: Jahanbakhsh, Alzate, Izquierdo, Steele, Propper, Zeqiri

 

Their last fixture…

Wolves 1
Willian Jose 60

 

Sheffield United 0

United: Ramsdale; Ampadu, Egan (c), Bryan; Baldock, Osborn (Mousset, 75), Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; McGoldrick, Brewster (Burke, 75)

Subs not used: Foderingham (gk), Jagielka, Bogle, Lowe, Brunt, Gordon, Lundstram

The United player to watch…

By Paul Hazlewood
David McGoldrick will be aiming to add to his tally of six Premier League goals this Saturday.

David McGoldrick is enjoying an Indian summer with the Blades. Released by Ipswich Town in 2018, the former Southampton and Nottingham Forest man got the call from ex-United boss Chris Wilder, joining on an initial one-year deal. He has more than proved his worth since then. McGoldrick fired in 15 goals as United won promotion from the Championship that season, before helping them to finish ninth last season. This year his six Premier League goals makes him his team's top scorer.

Match officials…

Referee: Kevin Friend.

Assistants: Simon Beck, Darren Cann.

Fourth official: Tony Harrington.

VAR: Michael Oliver.

Assistant VAR: Andy Halliday.

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