BBC pundit says Sheffield United could be relegated AGAIN next season

BBC pundit Chris Sutton said Sheffield United’s players ‘chucked it’ in their 5-0 defeat to Leicester City and warned they are at risk of a double relegation.

By Steve Jones
Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 9:12 am

The former Blackburn, Celtic and Norwich striker was scathing in his assessment of Sunday’s second-half performance and the team’s direction when he appeared on 5 Live’s The Monday Night Club show.

Sutton, who attended the match, said: “There was no excuses for that level of performance. I always pick people up when they say the players weren’t trying or the players chucked it – they chucked it yesterday.”After Leicester scored that first goal they just went under, they capitulated. There wasn’t any leadership.”

Blades captain Billy Sharp described the team’s performance as “embarrassing” and admitted training and individual standards at the club have “slipped”.

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Leicester City's striker Jamie Vardy shoots at goal against Sheffield United.

Sutton continued: “The players are still playing for the Sheffield United jersey, they are still playing for themselves and each other.

"I’m really worried now about Sheffield United because they are clearly getting relegated – no great shakes saying that – but they could go down another league. They are that bad, they have got the look of a club who are a sinking ship.”

Fellow pundit Micah Richards added: “You actually look at their squad, the squad and the players are actually not that good. That’s not me being disrespectful, it shows you just how much of a good job [Chris] Wilder has done.

"The players, although he would have got them down, they are playing for their futures. If they don’t play well now or run or work, they are not going to get another club.”