All unwanted Sheffield United Premier League records could break in 2021
Sheffield United took the Premier League by storm in the 2019/20 campaign. Chris Wilder’s newly promoted courageous underdogs had pundits salivating on their overlapping center-backs and were in the mix for a European spot ahead of the three-month break imposed by the coronavirus.
However, the Blades took second season syndrome to a whole new level this quarter. The absence of the instrumental Jack O’Connell, the lack of home fans, the loss of Dean Henderson and a serious lack of creativity contributed to Sheffield United’s disastrous start to the season, leaving them stranded in the relegation zone.
How much worse can it be for the blades? Here are all the unwanted Premier League records they will try to avoid in 2021.
Current holders: Derby County (2007/08) – 11
The 2007/08 Derby are proudly the worst team in Premier League history – but in their current form Sheffield United are on the way to underperform even the Rams.
Billy Davies and Paul Jewell’s side have averaged 0.3 points per game as they made their way to the Championship, but with just two points from their first 16 appearances, Sheffield United are currently averaging just 0.125 points per game.
Keep it up and Chris Wilder’s side will set a new five-point Premier League record, the lowest ever.
Current holders: Derby (2007/08) – a
True to form, the 2007/08 Derby side recorded only one victory all season – a 1-0 victory over Newcastle on September 17, 2007. This result represented 27% of their Premier points total. League.
Unfortunately for Derby, wins weren’t like the buses, and they went another 36 league games without tasting victory – a race that lasted almost a year – before beating Sheffield United 2-1 in the Championship on September 14, 2008.
A win in 2021 will see the Blades draw with Derby.
Current holders: QPR (2012/13) – 16
Despite the signing of Park Ji-sung, Jose Bosingwa and Julio Cesar in the summer transfer window, QPR’s squad of fairly good players four years earlier struggled to get started in the 2012/13 season. , and they had to wait until December 15 to taste victory in the Premier League.
In terms of timing, Sheffield United have already surpassed that record thanks to the Premier League’s late start, and their loss to Burnley on December 29 saw the Blades tie with QPR’s 16-game streak without a win.
Failed to beat Crystal Palace on January 2 and the record is for the Blades.
Current holders: Derby (2007/08) – 32
Derby peaked in September during the 2007/08 campaign. After their six-game win over Newcastle, they failed to pick up another three points for the campaign as a whole.
Sheffield United are currently winless since their 3-0 win over Chelsea on July 11. After losing their last three games of the 2019/20 season, the Blades have played 19 consecutive Premier League games without a win.
The Blades can tie Derby’s record of 32 games without a win if they continue to fall short of three points until their home clash against Aston Villa on March 20, and they will break the record and have played 33 successive games without a win. if they are unable to gain the upper hand over Leeds at Elland Road on April 3rd.
Current holders: Ipswich Town (1994/95), Sunderland (2005/06), Derby (2007/08) – 29
There is fierce competition for the record for the most defeats, with Sunderland and Ipswich keeping company Derby records – although Ipswich had 29 losses as the season was still 42 games long.
Having lost 14 of their first 16 league games, it’s another record Sheffield United are set to break.
The Blades have lost 87.5% of their Premier League games so far, and if they continue in that form vein Wilder’s side will end the season with 33 losses.
Current holders: Sunderland (2005/06), Derby (2007/08) – a
Sunderland and Derby both recorded a lone home victory in their relegation campaigns – Derby against Newcastle in their third game at Pride Park that quarter, while Sunderland waited until the final home game of the season to taste to victory at the Stadium of Light with a victory over Fulham.
Sheffield United have 11 home games to play this season to avoid that record – including potentially winnable games against West Brom, Crystal Palace and Burnley on the last day of the season.
Could the Blades be the first team in Premier League history not to win at home all season?
Current holders: Sunderland (2002/03, 2005/06), Huddersfield Town (2018/19) – 14
Sheffield United are halfway to leveling for most home defeats in a season, having lost seven of their first eight at Bramall Lane.
In current form, they are set to improve on the record currently shared by Huddersfield and Sunderland. The Blades have lost 87.5% of their home games so far, and if they reproduce that form in 2021, they will end the season with 17 losses at home.
Current holders: Manchester City (2006/07), Huddersfield (2018/19) – 10
To their credit, Sheffield United aren’t exactly shipping goals – it’s on the other end where their problems lie this season.
The Blades have scored just eight goals in 16 games this season, and only four of those goals have come at home.
Wilder’s side are currently averaging 0.5 goals per game at Brammall Lane this season, and if they continue in that goal form they would end the season with 10 home goals to tie the current top-flight record – a tally recorded by Manchester City in 2006./07, which ultimately finished a respectable 14th.
Current holders: Leeds United (1992/93), Coventry City (1999/2000), Wolves (2003/04), Norwich (2004/05), Derby (2007/08), Hull City (2009/10) – zero
Alas, a record that Sheffield United can not beat, but equal.
Having failed to collect three points in their last 11 road games, the Blades will become the seventh team in Premier League history to never win an away game of the season – and they are in illustrious company.
Leeds and Coventry survived the crash despite a never-before-taste victory on the road.
Current holders: Burnley (2009/10) – 17 years old
Sheffield United are on track to equal Burnley’s record of 17 home losses in one season, and if their 87.5% loss rate on the road continues, they will also end the season with 17 home losses. outside.
The Blades could still break Burnley’s record if they lose each of their last 11 away games this season – but there’s absolutely no margin for error.