Sheffield United and Burnley do battle on the final day of the 2020/21 Premier League campaign at Bramall Lane.

This game is one of a handful of dead rubbers on Sunday with both clubs knowing their fate for next season already.

The Blades will return to the Championship in 2021/22 after being the first side to be relegated from the top flight this term.

It has been a season to forget for Sheffield United, who broke unwanted records early on in the campaign for the most consecutive Premier League games without a win as well as a somewhat acrimonious parting of company with then manager Chris Wilder.

They’ll finish this season bottom of the pile regardless of the scoreline on Sunday afternoon, with a combination of injuries, poor form and a lack of quality their undoing after an impressive campaign last time out which saw them secure a top 10 finish.

Burnley meanwhile have secured their top flight survival for another year, with Sean Dyche again continuing to impress in the job he is doing at Turf Moor.

However it hasn’t been plain sailing, with the Clarets hovering over the drop zone for the majority of the season.

Dyche has been disgruntled too with the lack of investment in his playing staff, with little to no transfer activity last summer leading to questions over the manager’s future at the club.

Those questions remain despite a recent American takeover at Turf Moor and new Chairman Alan Pace pledging that there will be a kitty for the Burnley boss to dip in to in the upcoming transfer window.

With Roy Hodgson leaving Crystal Palace at the end of the season, Sean Dyche has been linked with the vacancy at Selhurst Park and is one of the favourites to make the switch to South London.

Sheffield United meanwhile are still yet to permanently replace their former gaffer Chris Wilder, although Paul Heckingbottom is doing an admirable job in temporary charge.

At least 5 Blades first team players will miss the final day of the season: Oliver Burke, Billy Sharp, Jack O’Connell, Oli McBurnie and Chelsea loanee Ethan Ampadu are all absent.

George Baldock will have a thigh complaint assessed but is a doubt, so too is Sander Berge with a knock.

Burnley are still sweating on the fitness of goalkeeper Nick Pope who has missed the last couple of matches with shoulder trouble, so Bailey Peacock-Farrell is again expected to deputise.

Robbie Brady, Phil Bardsley, Dale Stephens and Kevin Long all miss out due to injury.

Sheffield United v Burnley kicks off at 4pm on Sunday 23rd May.

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