How can I watch Sheffield United v Fulham? Who is the ref? What are the latest odds? Early team news

Sheffield United return to Premier League action after the international break when they welcome Fulham to Bramall Lane on Sunday – and here’s everything you need to know ahead of the clash:

Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 11:36 am
Updated Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 11:39 am

When is the game? What time is kick-off?

Chris Wilder’s side will be looking to secure their first victory of the season against fellow winless Fulham at Bramall Lane on Sunday, October 18.

Kick-off is at noon.

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Is Sheffield United v Fulham on TV? How can I follow it live?

Yes, Sheffield United v Fulham is on TV.

The game will be broadcast on BT Sport via its Box Office platform. Blades fans will have to fork out £14.95 to watch the match.

But don’t forget, The Star will also be running a comprehensive live blog with team news, live updates, reaction and analysis from James Shield - who will be one of a handful of people allowed access to the game.

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder will be hoping his can secure their first win of the season when they host Fulham in the Premier League at Bramall Lane on Sunday. (Photo: PETER POWELL/POOL/AFP)

Is there any injury news? Who is in the teams?

United look set to be without defender John Egan, who is reportedly self-isolating after coming into close contact with an unnamed Republic of Ireland player who has tested positive for Covid-19.

The defender is currently away on international duty with his country and was stood down from Sunday’s 0-0 Nations League draw with Wales.

Blades boss Wilder will be sweating on the fitness of striker David McGoldrick after he returned from international duty with Ireland suffering from an abductor injury and midfielder John Fleck, who came off with an injury during Scotland’s Nations League 1-0 win over Slovakia on Sunday.

Forward Oliver Burke is also nursing an unspecified injury which saw him withdraw from the Scotland squad last week.

Jack O’Connell will be unavailable for selection for the majority of the season as he recovers from a knee operation which he underwent last month.

Record signing Rhian Brewster is expected to feature, while defender Max Lowe could be in line for a first league start since his summer move from Derby County.

Striker Lys Mousset is still expected to be missing as he continues his recovery after having surgery on a ‘rare injury’ to a ligament under his toe he suffered in pre-season.

As for Fulham, manager Scott Parker could hand debuts to new recruits Joachim Andersen, Tosin Adarabioyo and Ruben Loftus-Cheek as the newly-promoted Cottagers, like United, look to register their first points of the campaign.

On the injury front, the visitors were without right-back Kenny Tete with a calf injury for the 1-0 defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers last time out. Midfielders Mario Lemina and Harrison Reed also missed the game at Molineux.

Who is the referee?

Andre Marriner will referee the game, with Simon Long and Eddie Smart his assistants.

Michael Salisbury is the fourth official, while Martin Atkinson will be on VAR duty.

What are the odds?

Sky Bet is offering the following odds on the game:

Sheffield United - 21/20

Draw – 23/10

Fulham - 11/4

Are any tickets available?

No. All Premier League games are currently being played behind closed doors due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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