Sheffield United v Burnley team news

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Sheffield United forward Lys Mousset is pushing for a starting spot ahead of the visit of Burnley on Saturday.

Mousset has managed seven Premier League appearances for the Blades since joining from Bournemouth over the summer but has only started once.

The Frenchman scored the equaliser in the 1-1 draw at West Ham last time out – six minutes after his introduction as a second-half substitute – and could be handed a place in the starting XI against the Clarets.

Manager Chris Wilder has no fresh injury or suspension concerns ahead of Saturday’s fixture and Mousset could be the only change he opts to make from the side that drew with West Ham, with either David McGoldrick or Callum Robinson to miss out if he does decide to start the 23-year-old.

Burnley go into the game after back-to-back defeats to Leicester and Chelsea and are yet to claim a win on the road in the league this season, with three draws and two defeats in five games so far.

Sean Dyche remains without Johann Berg Gudmundsson due to a hamstring injury the Clarets boss described as “reasonably serious” last month.

Midfielder Danny Drinkwater is also unavailable but isn’t too far away from making a return.

Burnley will hand late fitness tests to striker Chris Wood, who missed out against Chelsea, and defender Phil Bardsley although the club are confident both will be available.

Sheffield United could move up to fifth in the table if they manage to claim all three points, while a win for Burnley would see them move ahead of their hosts.

The Blades are seeking to extend a three-game unbeaten run and secure back-to-back home wins for the first time this season after downing Arsenal 1-0 in their last match at Bramall Lane.

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