Sheffield United has faced a challenging start to the season, but as they strive for improvement, it’s essential to evaluate how their injury situation compares to other Premier League teams.
Despite the setbacks, the Blades find a glimmer of hope after a recent win, a draw sway from home and Everton’s points deduction, bringing them within a point of safety.
Injuries have been a significant factor in United’s season, with several key players experiencing serious setbacks early on.
20th – Manchester United: 14 injuries
The Red Devils have had to deal with a ton of injuries so far this season. Key players from last term such as Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw have all had problems, making it difficult for them to field a defence with back up options on the bench.
Mason Mount, who arrived in the summer from Chelsea, has also had his fitness issues.
19th – Newcastle United: 14 injuries
Questions were raised this summer over whether or not Newcastle’s small squad could adapt to playing Champions League nights in midweek and quickly turn around to play Premier League football at the weekend. It’s taken a while, but now we have our answers.
Significant figures like Miguel Almiron, Callum Wilson, Joelinton, Alexander Isak, Sven Botman and many others have, or are, facing multiple weeks on the sideline.
18th – Sheffield United: 13 injuries
The Blades have had a rough time of it through the early months of the campaign. At times they have been forced into giving youngsters like Andre Brooks, Antwoine Hackford and Ryan One minutes as subs because they’ve had nobody else on the bench to turn to.
It does seem like their fortunes are getting better, but only slightly.
(Injury data taken from Transfermarkt).