Sheffield United have chance to capitalise on early Premier League gift at Bramall Lane

Sheffield United have chance to capitalise on early Premier League gift at Bramall Lane

SHEFFIELD UNITED have been dealt a good hand by the early fixture schedule as they bid to find their feet in the Premier League. A draw at Bournemouth on the opening day of the season has set them up for three home dates, all winnable, which could help set the narrative over the months to come. What happened at the Vitality Stadium offered a revealing insight into the best approach and a familiar one.

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Critics don't get it but Wilder is man with proven plan for Sheffield United's step up to big time

Critics don't get it but Wilder is man with proven plan for Sheffield United's step up to big time

CRITICS of Sheffield United’s chances of surviving their return to the Premier League longer than the last attempt 12 years ago, have moved into overdrive. It’s tough for any promoted club but the flack seems to be born more out of ignorance rather than informed opinion. Boss Chris Wilder, meanwhile, has spent an unprecedented £40million-plus on players – £20m with add ons for striker Ollie McBurnie. – and broken the Blades transfer record four times. All of the new arrivals appear a good fit to his tried and trusted plan which the doom-mongers fail to understand.

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