Sheffield United’s morale-boosting win over Brighton last time out should hold them in good stead when they travel to face Tottenham this weekend.
Spurs are also without a permanent manager, with Ryan Mason currently in temporary charge, and he will have to lift his players after the deflating defeat to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final last weekend.
In terms of team news, Blades boss Paul Heckingbottom has fitness concerns over six players. Jack Robinson is back in training so he could feature, while Sander Berge is edging his way back to full fitness. However, Chris Basham (calf), Jack O’Connell (knee), Oli McBurnie (foot) and captain Billy Sharp (thigh) are all sidelined.
Sheffield United’s Predicted XI To Face Tottenham:
Ramsdale, Bogle, Baldock, Egan, Bryan, Stevens, Norwood, Osborn, Fleck, Brewster, McGoldrick
Spurs have right-back Matt Doherty back in training, although he is unlikely to start on Sunday, while Ben Davies remains unavailable due to a calf injury.
Tottenham’s Predicted XI:
Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon, Ndombele, Lo Celso, Hojbjerg, Moura, Kane, Son
The bookies have Spurs as the firm favourites with Betway pricing them at 30/100 odds-on to win. A draw is 5/1 with Betfair while a victory for the Blades is currently 11/1 at Bet 365.
Predicted Score – 1-0 to Tottenham