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Sheffield United v West Ham preview
Sky Sports Premier League, 8pm Friday
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.