Real Betis 0-1 Sheffield United |
G : McGoldrick
A : Lundstram
Burton Albion 2-1 Sheffield United|
G : Sharp
A : Stevens
Northampton Town 0-2 Sheffield United|
G : Norwood pen, Norwood pen
A : Robinson, K Freeman
Chesterfield 0-5 Sheffield United |
G : Sharp ×3, Robinson, L Freeman
A : L Freeman ×2 K Freeman, Stevens, McGoldrick
Barnsley 1-4 Sheffield United |
G : Osborn, Robinson ×2, L Freeman
A : Lundstram ×2, L Freeman, Baldock
Stade de Reims 3-1 Sheffield United |
G : Robinson
A : Stevens
✔ Goalkeepers: The Blades were able to retain the services of Dean Henderson (£4.5), the young goalie played all 46 matches for Sheffield United in the championship last season as he helped his side gain automatic promotion. They had the best defence record, and Henderson was instrumental in that feat. Moore (£4.5) will be his cover.
✔ Defenders: The £4.0 defender Lundstram definitely stood out, as he played a central midfield role. He was able to provide 3 assists. The left wingback Stevens (£4.5) also provided 3 assists. The right wingback was mostly played by Baldock (£4.5) who was able to get an assist, but his compatriot K Freeman (£4.5) was able to provide 2 assists in fewer minutes. Egan (£5.0), Bashman (£4.5) & O'Connell (£4.5) are the 3 center backs. New signing Phil Jagielka (£4.5) will provide good cover.
✔ Midfielders: Robinson (£5.5) played a more advanced role and it reaped rewards as he scored 4 goals and provided an assist. He was brilliant. The same can be said about Luke Freeman (£5.5), he ended preseason with 2 goals + 3 assists. A superb return. Norwood (£5.0) the set piece taker was able to chip in with 2 penalty goals. He is definitely nailed on with Fleck (£5.0) in the middle of the park.
✔ Forwards: Sharp (£6.0) ended preseason with 4 goals, scoring a hat trick in the 5-0 win over Chesterfield. McGoldrick (£5.5) was able to chip in with a goal and an assist. He is the first choice set piece, followed by strike partner Billy Sharp.
BEST CHOICES: Lundstram (£4.0), a very very cheap defender who plays out position. Absolute gold! Robinson (£5.5), keep am eye on him, he is also playing out of position. He is classified as a midfielder but played as a forward in preseason.