Hang on to your hats folks, we've got a cracking clash on the cards as the Blades travel south to take on the Seagulls!

Brighton have been a breath of fresh air under new boss Roberto De Zerbi, wowing fans with free-flowing soccer in the Premier League. They're even up in 4th spot, faster than a rocket!

Midfield maestro Adam Lallana has been pulling the strings like a wizard, sprinkling creative magic with his passing range.

But the Blades have made a shocker of a start, rock bottom after 5 games, and scoring just once. They couldn't hit a barn door with a banjo right now!

Boss Paul Heckingbottom will be hoping boy wonder James McAtee can weave some magic after arriving on loan. The Blades need a spark...and quick!

This is a classic clash between Brighton's feel-good football and the Blades' blood and thunder. But don't count the underdogs out.

If the Blades show some steel, the Seagulls could get their wings clipped on home turf! A juicy cupset could be on the cards...

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Sheffield United

The match will take place on Sunday, 12th November 2023, at The American Express Community Stadium

McAtee's Magic Moment Finally Ends Blades Goal Drought

Hallelujah, the Blades have finally hit the back of the onion bag! Super sub-James McAtee sent the away fans into dreamland by unlocking the deadlock against the Wolves.

McAtee's delicious through ball split open the defense like a can opener for Cameron Archer to slot home. Cue wild celebrations from the Blades brigade after going 448 goalless minutes!

The Boy Wonder's creative masterclass was worth the entry fee alone. Let's hope this is just the start of the McAtee magic show!

Blades Dig Deep to Grind Out Gutsy Win

While it was hardly soccer to make the purists purr, you can't fault the Blades for grit and determination.

When Lady Luck seemed to have deserted them, the Blades refused to feel sorry for themselves. They rolled up their sleeves and ground out a vital victory through blood, sweat, and just a little skill.

It was a triumph of perseverance over performance. Pretty it ain't, but Blades fans won't care. This dogged display proves they have the stomach for a relegation scrap!

Seagulls Struggle to Break Down Toffees Wall

Brighton's slick stylers met their match against Everton's blue brick wall. Roberto De Zerbi's men were left befuddled and bamboozled trying to break down the Toffees' defenses.

Despite tons of huffing and puffing, the Seagulls failed to blow Everton's house down. The Toffees repelled almost everything Brighton threw at them.

Everton's back line stood firm for 90 minutes, with Brighton's pecking barely making a dent. Try as they might, the free-flowing Seagulls couldn't find a way past the stubborn Toffees. Back to the tactics board for De Zerbi

Mitoma Magic Finally Breaches Everton Barricade

Just as it looked like Everton would hold out for an unlikely shutout, super sub-Kaoru Mitoma provided a moment of magic to breach the Toffees rearguard. 

After jinking inside off the left flank, Mitoma whipped in a teasing cross that Ashley Young could only divert into his net. Mitoma's unpredictable dribbling and delivery offered Brighton's main threat. The Japanese flyer made the difference against tiring opponents.

Estupinan Delivers Danger from Left Back

Rampaging left back Pervis Estupinan provided Brighton's most consistent threat down the flanks. The Ecuadorian flier regularly motored forward to whip dangerous crosses into the box, particularly in the first half. 

Although his final ball often just eluded his teammates, Estupinan's forward forays added width and penetration from deep. A threat Everton struggled to contain whenever he overlapped.

De Zerbi's System Stifled By Well-Drilled Everton

Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi wants his team to play breathtaking football, but Everton's defensive diligence made that difficult here. De Zerbi's preferred 3-4-2-1 system relies on controlling games through possession and clever interplay. 

But with no space between Everton's lines, Brighton found themselves playing in front of a deep block. For once, De Zerbi's attacking approach didn't click against well-organized opponents.

Seagulls Denied But Merit Point for Persistence

This was a frustrating afternoon for free-flowing Brighton as Everton denied them space to play. But the Seagulls showed character and persistence to finally breach the Toffees rearguard late on when Mitoma worked his magic. 

Although they couldn't find top gear, Brighton merited a point for their territorial dominance. With more clinical finishing, De Zerbi's men would have taken all three points. But a draw seemed a fair outcome.

High-flying Brighton host strugglers Sheffield United in an intriguing Premier League vs Championship clash at the Amex Stadium.

The Seagulls are soaring in 4th under Roberto De Zerbi after a brilliant start, with Lallana pulling the strings creatively.

But rock-bottom Blades are desperate for a spark to ignite their season after scoring just once in five league games. Loanee James McAtee offers hope.

Predicted Lineups

Brighton & Hove Albion: Jason Steele, Pascal Gross, Lewis Dunk, J. van Hecke, Joel Veltman, B. Gilmour, James Milner, Kaoru Mitoma, Adam Lallana, S. Adingra, E. Ferguson

Sheffield United: W. Foderingham, G. Baldock, J. Robinson, A. Trusty, Luke Thomas, Vinicius, O. Norwood, Jayden Bogle, G. Hamer, James McAtee, C. Archer

Key Battles

Dunk vs Archer

Brighton's towering captain Lewis Dunk must shackle Blades striker Cameron Archer, who netted the winner against Sunderland. Archer is quick and slippery, so Dunk's aerial dominance will be key. If he wins this tussle, Brighton has the platform to play.

Lallana vs Norwood

The craft and guile of Brighton's Lallana goes up against Sheffield skipper Oliver Norwood's midfield steel and leadership. Technician vs enforcer. Norwood must stifle Lallana's creativity, while the Argentine must unlock the Blades rearguard. An intriguing midfield duel.


On paper, the Premier League class should play against second-tier opposition. But Chris Wilder's Blades are masters of the cup upset.

If Sheffield United show their stubborn spirit and Brighton have an off-day, the ingredients for a shock result are there.

The Blades will likely sit deep and look to frustrate. Brighton must stay patient and composed to avoid a giant killing.