Sheffield United are facing the worst start in the Premier League history. Sheffield United has lost 15 of their first 17 games in the league and now are bottom of the league with just 2 points. This is the worst start of a league campaign by a club in the top flight league of England.
Sheffield United started the new year with a loss against Crystal Palace by 2-0 yesterday. Jeffrey Schlupp put Palace into the lead in the 4th minute of the game. Eberechi Eze doubled the lead in the injury time of the first half. Sheffield United failed to fight back in the second half.
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder admits that Premier League is a ‘harsh league when you’re off the pace’.
After the match, Sheffield’s boss said, “It was the perfect storm last season – players were at the top of their game and we had no injuries.”
“Now injuries are hitting us quite hard. But we had enough on the pitch to get us a result. The result wasn’t decided when the team sheet came in. It was decided in the fourth minute and the last 30 seconds of the first half.”
“This club, over the past three, four years, is not used to losing games. It’s difficult, it’s a struggle, its ruthless and murders you at times with what you’re up against.”
“We have to do it sooner than later. There are records to be broken – we have to find a win from somewhere.”
Previously Derby County has experienced the worst ever Premier League season in 2007-08 and was relegated with just 11 points in that season. It will be interesting to see if the Blades can surpass them or not.