Premier League

Manchester City-Sheffield United Preview

There will be graft and grift from Sheffield United in Wednesday's match at Bramall Lane versus two-time champions Manchester City, but goals against the elite of the Premier League may continue to be elusive.

The Blades (8-9-6) are only one point out of fifth and six back of Chelsea for the fourth and final Champions League start as the narrative has swung from merely hoping for survival in the top flight to fighting to a top-half finish to possibly staying among these lofty spots for the long haul.

One thing Sheffield United have done to help their chances is nick points against the Big Six. They have seven points from eight such matches (1-4-3) after drawing Arsenal 1-1 at the Emirates on Saturday. John Fleck gave the Blades a share of the spoils with his volley on 83 minutes, though manager Chris Wilder admitted that even one point may have been a bit generous given his side's performance.