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Sheffield United's David McGoldrick celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game against Chelsea
Image: Sheffield United's David McGoldrick celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game against Chelsea

Team news, stats and prediction ahead of Sheffield United vs Everton in the Premier League on Monday (kick-off 6pm).

Team news

Sheffield United have no injury concerns for their final home game of the season against Everton.

Chris Wilder said of his side's last defeat at Leicester that "if you don't make a tackle, you can't get injured".

Wilder was vocally critical after that 2-0 loss and will be considering changes, with John Fleck likely to start after a recent groin injury.

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Everton defenders Mason Holgate (shin) and Yerry Mina (thigh) and midfielder Fabian Delph (muscle) will not play in the final two matches of the season.

That means 18-year-old Jarrad Branthwaite is in line for his full Premier League debut, after two substitute appearances, alongside the club's only fit senior centre-back Michael Keane.

Winger Theo Walcott is likely to replace Alex Iwobi in midfield while there could be a change up front as Dominic Calvert-Lewin has not scored in eight matches.

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Charlie Nicholas' prediction

After the game against Leicester, it is the first time I have heard Chris Wilder being unhappy with his team. He did not think they would do that to him and for everything they have given him, they lacked energy and drive.There were signs that they had dropped their standards. Playing in Europe has never been done for Sheffield United, and for Wilder to be a massive fan of the club and to take them into Europe, he would be guaranteed a statue. It means that much to him.

Everton are still standing at the moment. They had to strangle Aston Villa for a point. Theo Walcott came back to score, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin should have scored a couple, but they do create chances.

How do you work Sheffield United out now then? It is one of these scenarios, where maybe the demands might be getting to them. They are only a point above Arsenal. They are looking at six points and it would get them into Europe, but I do not see them getting that.

Everton are awkward enough to be a problem for them. They will block the wide areas and make them play through the middle. Set pieces will be an issue as they are not good at defending them, but I am going say it will go all the way to the last Sunday of the season. There will be lots of teams in the mix for differing positions, and this will be another draw.

CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-1 (5/1 with Sky Bet)

Opta stats

  • Sheffield United won the reverse fixture against Everton 2-0 in September, their first league victory against the Toffees since they did the double over them in 1992-93.
  • Everton haven't won away against Sheffield United in the league since October 1972, though six of their eight visits since then have ended level (L2).
  • Sheffield United are looking to secure five consecutive Premier League home wins, something they've not done in the top flight since a run of six in March 1991.
  • Everton haven't won their final away league game in any of the last four Premier League seasons (D1 L3), last doing so in 2014-15 against West Ham (2-1).
  • Sheffield United have conceded just one goal in their last four Premier League games at Bramall Lane, with clean sheets in each of their last two. They haven't recorded three successive shutouts at home in the top flight since March 1993.
  • Everton have lost 11 away Premier League games this season, their most since 2003-04 (also 11), while the Toffees haven't lost more than 11 in a season since 2000-01 under Walter Smith (13).
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