Sheff Utd vs Bristol Metropolis Preview: Blades Trio Again?


Team news and stats ahead of Sheff Utd v Bristol City in Wednesday's FA Cup fifth round kick-off at 7.30pm.

Team news

Chris Wilder hopes to welcome several players back to his team Sheffield United counts towards visiting Bristol City on Bramall Lane.

Striker Lys Mousset and full-back Enda Stevens could return, while Ethan Ampadu – who cannot face his parent club Chelsea in the Premier League – should step back in on the left side of the central defense.

According to the Blades boss, George Baldock is "touch and go", while Jack O & # 39; Connell and Sander Berge are long-term absent.


Chris Wilder reacts to the disappointment with Chelsea last time

Bristol City Chief Dean Holden is expecting no squad changes before his squad's trip to Bramall Lane.

The Robins suffered a 2-0 home loss to Cardiff on Saturday and Holden has not reported any new injuries.

Holden will weigh up whether to give Jamie Paterson his first start after being sidelined for 10 weeks with a groin problem.

Henri Lansbury and Joe Williams are expected to keep their places in the line-up after making their debut over the weekend.



Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship game between Bristol City and Cardiff City

Opta statistics

  • Sheffield United has said goodbye to all three FA Cup games against Bristol City. This was the first such meeting between the teams since a 2-0 third round win for the Blades in 1974/75.
  • Bristol City have won their last three away games against Sheffield United. All of these games are in league competition between 2014 and 2019.
  • Sheffield United are looking to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 2002/03 and 2003/04.
  • Bristol City wants to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 1973/74. The Robins have only won one of their last 16 FA Cup games against Premier League teams (D4 L11).
  • Sheffield United have won 16 of their last 17 FA Cup games against teams from a lower division and lost to Barnet in January 2019.
  • Famara Diédhiou has scored in three of his last four FA Cup games for Bristol City and has scored in both the third and fourth rounds this season.

FA Cup 2020/21 – deadlines and draw

The FA Cup schedule has been confirmed and the final set will take place at Wembley Stadium Saturday 15th May.

There will be no reruns this season to reduce game congestion.

  • Fifth round: February 9-11
  • Quarter finals: Saturday 20th March
  • Semifinals: Saturday 17th April
  • Final: Saturday 15th May

Steven Gregory