Sheffield United and Fulham do battle at Bramall Lane on Sunday lunchtime as both sides hunt for their first Premier League points of the season.
The two clubs occupy bottom and second-bottom respectively in the Premier League table having endured torrid starts. Only 3 clubs have yet to secure a single point this season, with the other being Burnley.
Chris Wilder’s Blades were the surprise package in the Premier League last season, securing a top 10 finish and contesting for a Europa League berth for large portions of the campaign.
This season has not got off to a good start, with just one goal scored in a run of six successive defeats, and performance levels not to the standard the manager demands.
The arrival of Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster for £23.5m will be seen as an improvement to the Blades’ fortunes in front of goal, with the 20-year-old in line to make his debut.
John Egan and John Fleck will be absent for the Blades, with Fleck picking up a knock on international duty with Scotland and Egan in quarantine due to coronavirus.
As for Fulham, their performance against Wolves last time out was much more positive, despite coming on the end of a 1-0 defeat at Molineux.
Boss Scott Parker will know all too well that it is defensive concerns which have been the Cottagers’ Achilles heel, although new signing Joachim Andersen will be seen as a tonic to those struggles.
Fellow fresh face Ruben Loftus-Cheek may also come straight in to the side after his arrival on loan from neighbouring Chelsea.
Sheffield United v Fulham at Bramall Lane is a 12pm kick off on Sunday 18th October.