Tottenham Face Sheffield United After Heartbreak in Final

Adam Roark
Soccer Analyst

Tottenham Hotspur fell short in their quest to capture silverware for the first time in 13 years. Now without the Special One and no chance of silverware, interim manager Ryan Mason will focus on securing European football as they face bottom of the league Sheffield United at home on Sunday at 2:15pm EST.

Match Preview

Tottenham will be aiming to keep their Champions League hopes alive when they take on Sheffield United on Sunday evening. Spurs came from behind to beat Southampton in their last league match, and the good news for the hosts is that key attacker Harry Kane has overcome his injury. Tottenham failed to impress in the EFL Cup final defeat to Man City, but they are surely capable of beating the rock-bottom side at their home ground. Defender Tom Davies should be the only absentee in the home team.

There has been a lot of uncertainty at the club with the sacking of Mourinho, the debacle with the ESL, the new manager search, and potential of Harry Kane exiting the club this Summer. Hopefully these thoughts don’t impact the mentality of the squad, but then again it is Tottenham Hotspur.

The Blades, who have already secured a place in the Championship next season, showed character in a hard-fought 1-0 win over Brighton, but given their poor away record, I do not believe that the rock-bottom side are capable of spoiling Spurs’ party in London.

Expect Sheffield United to not make this one easy on Spurs, and they will have to work hard to come away with three points. My prediction on the day is 2-1 to the home side. 

Predicted Lineup and Outcome

Ryan Mason is still trying to find his best side for the remainder of this PL run-in, so it is difficult to predict who will be in the lineup. Oh well we will give it a shot!

Mason will likely line up attacking, which is bound to make for a scrappy match. I see regulars Hojbjerg and Ndombele lining up alongside Lo Celso this weekend.

We can expect four at the back to fill in the formation, and I think Sanchez will come back with Dier, Aurier, and Reguilon filling out the rest.

With Kane being in superb form right now, we will see him stacked at the top with Son and Bale.

Tottenham predicted XI (4-3-3): Lloris; Reguilon, Sanchez, Dier, Aurier; Højbjerg, Ndombele, Lo Celso; Bale, Kane, Son.

The Wrap Up:

After a really tough couple of weeks Spurs will be looking to push for Top 4 by taking three points in a must win match.

Can Mason’s Lilywhites bounce back this week? Stay tuned to find out, and check back in with me soon for more Tottenham News and COME ON YOU SPURS!

Tottenham vs Sheffield United last five meetings

January 17, 2021Tottenham 3Sheffield United 1
July 2, 2020Tottenham 1Sheffield United 3
November 9, 2019Tottenham 1Sheffield United 1
February 10, 2007Tottenham 1Sheffield United 2
August 22, 2006Tottenham 2Sheffield United 0

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