How did Sheffield United fare in 2023-24 Premier League season

How did Sheffield United fare in 2023-24 Premier League season

Sheffield United were back in the Premier League for the 2023-24 season after finishing second in the Championship during the 2022-23.

The return to English top-flight football held a lot for the Blades and Afrosport takes a look at how their campaign unravelled.

Overall Review

The 2023-24 Premier League season has been a struggle for the Blades.

They could not get things going with only three wins recorded while 26 games have ended in defeat and another seven were draws in 36 games.

Only 35 goals have been scored and a mammoth 100 goals conceded.

With just two games left to play (at the time of writing), Sheffield United are relegated back to the Championship.


Unsung Hero

James McAtee

The 21-year-old joined the Blades on loan from Manchester City and has been phenomenal despite the apparent struggles on the pitch.

McAtee has been a creative spark and has recorded three goals and as many assists to his name, making him one of Sheffield United’s biggest goal contributors this season.



Paul Heckingbottom/Chris Wilder

The Blades started the season with Paul Heckingbottom who led them from the Championship.

Heckingbottom was sacked last December due to poor results and familiar face Chris Wilder was brought in to sail the ship but things have not gone as fans would have liked.


Possible areas for reinforcement

The Blades are returning to the Championship, but they will need to make reinforcements in defence if they are to stand any chance of surviving when next they gain Premier League promotion.

Conceding a record 100 goals in a season is a Premier League record and an absolute low for Sheffield. It should never have to repeat itself if they mean business with another chance for top-flight football.


Tactical selection options

Sell One: Rhian Brewster

Start One: Oliver Arblaster

Bench One:  Cameron Archer

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