Sniper Ward Prowse can blunt Blades


Sniper Ward Prowse by Gonzo

This weekend, West Ham United and Sheffield United will lock horns at the London Stadium. For West Ham, the prospect of exploiting Sheffield United’s weakness in defending corners is a tantalizing opportunity.

On the other hand, Sheffield United are desperately seeking a resurgence, looking to shed the gloom of a crushing defeat and secure their first win of the season. Eddie Howe’s Newcastle team ran riot against The Blades scoring eight goals in the process.

Sheffield United’s struggle to defend corners has been a glaring weakness this season. It’s a chink in their armour that West Ham will undoubtedly be looking to exploit, especially with James Ward Prowse in such fine form. David Moyes will see this vulnerability as a potential advantage, but Paul Heckingbottom will know precisely what’s coming.

James Ward Prowse- West Ham-Corners-Set Pieces

Sniper Ward Prowse has been in fine form for West Ham and will have Sheffield United worried

However, there is a glimmer of hope for the Blades with the return of three vital players. John Fleck, a seasoned midfielder, has been side-lined due to a leg fracture, but now, he’s back in full training, bolstering the team’s midfield options. Additionally, Oli McBurnie’s return from suspension and Gus Hamer’s recovery from a niggling injury provides the Blades with additional firepower and depth, offering Heckingbottom more tactical flexibility for the crucial clash.

The stakes are high for both teams. David Moyes will want to put the Premier League defeats against Manchester City and Liverpool behind him. Sheffield United will want to turn their fortunes around and claim a much-needed victory, and move away from the relegation places. With reinforcements returning to bolster the Blades, perhaps Heckingbottom will hold out some hope.

I’m still going for a 3-0 Hammers win

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