Three teams have gained promotion to the Premier League for next season. One of those teams we will look at today with the help of Fantasy Football Scout. So, what should we expect from Sheffield United and what can we learn?
We will assess Paul Heckingbottom’s management style, preferred tactics, tendency to rotate and openness with the press ahead of the Blade’s Fantasy Premier League (FPL) debut. We also look at areas of his squad he might strengthen in.
What tactics do Sheffield United play under Heckingbottom?
Heckingbottom’s default formation in the Championship was a 3-5-2. This is very similar to the one Chris Wilder used during his time at Sheff Utd.
They don’t exactly do Wilder-esque overlapping centre-backs. However, Anel Ahmedhodzic, in particular, gets forward at every opportunity. An example of this is captured below.
He supplied six goals and two assists from 32 starts in 2022/23, and is someone we will focus on in much greater detail in our bespoke piece on Sheff Utd’s defence.
The team’s wing-backs play like traditional wingers. While much of their good form this year can be attributed to the excellent performances of midfield trio Sander Berge, Tommy Doyle and James McAtee.
The latter two, however, are both Manchester City loanees and will leave big boots to fill should they fail to return.
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