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Sheffield United v West Ham preview

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Sheffield United and West Ham avoided slip-ups against lower-ranked opposition in the FA Cup third round and will be hoping to carry that form into the Premier League.

The Blades are without a win in three top-flight assignments, dropping points in a 1-1 home draw with Watford and in excusable away defeats against Manchester City and Liverpool. 

But a meeting with the poor-travelling Hammers represents an opportunity for Chris Wilder’s men to get back on track.

The visitors have enjoyed a positive start to life under returning manager David Moyes, but four defeats in six on the road shines a light on the problems the Scot has inherited in east London.

Expect the robust Blades to capitalise on West Ham’s travel sickness.

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Match in Focus

17:30 Sa 25Jan BT1

Hull v Chelsea

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Chelsea have won their last seven meetings with Hull
Expert verdict
Chelsea beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 in the FA Cup third round and a similar scoreline could follow at the KCOM Stadium. Inconsistent Hull managed only three shots on target en route to losing their last two Championship outings and the youthful Blues look a class above their hosts.