For a newly promoted side, you could say that they’ve settled into the top tier pretty well, becoming one of the greatest stories of the 2019/2020 campaign.
However, Wilder (as remarkable as he might be), wouldn’t have gotten anywhere if it wasn’t for these fine chaps having a truly remarkable season.
Without further ado, here are five players who could snatch that player of the season award this year.
Let’s start with the obvious, shall we? Henderson has been having a superb time in the Premier League this campaign, conjuring up nine clean sheets for Sheffield United so far.
Despite currently being in his second season on loan, he has become a truly vital part of the squad – only missing out on one league game with the Blades against parent club Manchester United. It wasn’t a total surprise that they conceded three goals against United – the most they’ve managed in a single match during the entirety of this campaign.
Although the 22-year-old has made a few mistakes (notably the match against Liverpool where he handed the Reds the 1-0 win), he has put his hands up for his errors and managed to come back stronger, making him a worthy candidate for Euro 2020.
Speaking of Sheffield United’s defensive strengths, Henderson has had a pretty reliable backline in front of him too – making his job that whole lot easier.
One of these talented defenders is, of course, John Egan. The man positioned directly in the centre of the Blades’ defence, Egan has been doing a superb job to keep the opposition at bay – winning the most clearances for his side, just three ahead of fellow defender Jack O’Connell. Known for his excellent concentration, the 27-year-old has been crucial in the back three, helping Sheffield United to concede just 23 goals this season – the second-best in the Premier League.
However, it would be harsh to include just one of their defenders in this list which swiftly moves us onto our next candidate…
As previously mentioned, O’Connell has also been having a superb spell this season – winning the second most clearances and aerial battles for his side.
He has also been praised for his concentration – something that appears worthy in a strong back three, with Wilder putting a lot of faith into his centre backs.
Like many other Sheffield United players, he has also attracted attention from the England fans, but is yet to receive his senior call-up for the national side.
Norwood has also been impressive under Wilder this campaign, with the 28-year-old arguably their most talented midfielder.
As a deep-lying midfield option, Norwood’s passing abilities have been superb – picking up the most passes for the Blades this campaign.
He’s also great at taking set-pieces and making interceptions, making him the all-round skilful player you need in your squad.
Last but by no means least, Enda Stevens has also made his mark on the Blades this campaign.
The Republic of Ireland international has played remarkably as a wing back, becoming a crucial element in Wilder’s system.
Not only is he great defensively, but he is also superb at dribbling – managing to get the ball up the field in crucial areas. Also known for his impressive tackling, if the 29-year-old were to leave the squad, he would be extremely difficult to replace.
Source : 90min