Clarets manager Own Coyle is likely to make wholesale changes to his teams line-up after the 2-0 defeat to the hands of Norwich City at Carrow Road, Dion Dublin (2) and Ched Evans (90) paying the dividends.
Defender Michael Duff could return to the side after a six-month absence with a knee ligament and hamstring injuries whilst former Leeds and Watford defender Clarke Carlisle serves the third of a three match suspsenion.
Possible Clarets Line-Up: Brian Jensen, Graham Alexander, Steven Caldwell, David Unsworth, Jon Harley, Wade Elliott, James O'Connor, Joey Gudjonsson, Chris McCann, Robbie Blake, Kyle Lafferty.
Blades boss Kevin Blackwell is likely to keep the starting line-up which spontaneously drew 2-2 with rivals Sheffield Wednesday last Tuesday night.
Adam Boulder (39 & 56) had put the Owls into a double lead and looked all set to complete the double over the Blades - But a Richard Wood (62) own goal and James Beattie (88) stunning free-kick meant that the 250th Steel City derby ended all square.
Striker Rob Hulse (groin) and goalkeeper Paddy Kenny (back) both return from their relative injuries and are expected to be included in the final sixteen selection.
Possible Blades Line-Up: Paddy Kenny, Derek Geary, Chris Morgan, Matthew Kilgallon, Gary Naysmith, David Cotterill, Michael Tonge, Gary Speed, Stephen Quinn, James Beattie, Billy Sharp.
:: Man in the Middle ::
Referee: M. Russell (Hertfordshire)
Assistants: D. Roberts & D. Unsworth
Fourth Official: G. Hilton
- 24.11.2007 - Blades 0-1 Plymouth Argyle