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Sheffield United, worst start in English Premier League history

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Sheffield United, the historic English club, has found itself almost surprisingly with a terrible start to the season that places them as the worst in the history of the English Premier League after a 2019-20 season where they were a wonderful revelation.

Sheffield United is one of the clubs with the most history in England since in its 131 years of existence it has passed through the four main tiers of English football, having won each of these divisions at least once, being one of the four clubs capable of boasting of said achievement.

While it was one of the clubs that founded the English Premier League in 1992, most of The Blades’ seasons from that time to date have been played in the Championship or League One. In 2013, a Saudi prince became the club’s largest shareholder and thanks to his investment, the club returned to the English Premier League in 2019.

In 2019-20, they finished in ninth position, which is not bad considering that the team was recently promoted from Championship, something similar to what is being seen with Leeds United this season and that is not something very common in a Europe’s top leagues and much less in the very complicated English Premier League.

Sheffield United was a very balanced team that knew how to take advantage of their resources and the matches in their stadium to finish very close to the qualifying places for the UEFA Europa League. This season, Sheffield United has not won a game and have barely added two points thanks to their draws against Fulham and Brighton & Hove Albion, scoring only 8 goals. The fact that Sheffield United kept a large part of the squad that provided such good performances last season is striking.

Chris Wilder’s team beat Sunderland from the 2005-06 season that won 5 points in the same number of games (17) and Portsmouth from the 2009-10 season that added 2 points, although starting the championship with a 9-point penalty. We will have to wait and see how far this losing streak of Sheffield United goes and if they are able to come back in this English Premier League and avoid relegation.

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