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The mid-week thrashing of Red Star was so unexpected that Spurs fans are not quite sure what to make of the result. 

How is it possible that Spurs can perform so well in the two matches against the Serbian champions (with an aggregate score of 9-0!) and yet struggle to win in the Premier League. 

Fact is, Spurs have not won in the League since that 2-1 with 10 men against Southampton and their recent record reads – two losses and two draws – form that does not inspire any confidence. 

Spurs fans main concern is that Poch will decide to rotate the lineup and thus destroy any possibility of positive momentum from the Red Star win. Which makes little sense as there will be an international break after the Blades encounter, so what will Poch be resting players for? 

It was great to see Ndombele and Lo Celso start and Sessegnon coming on as a late substitutes as it gave the team a freshness it has been lacking of late. If Poch decides to rest these players then it will simply play into the hands of Sheffield United. Especially if Poch puts his faith in Eriksen yet again. 

Thus, I am not bothering with a line-up prediction because Poch seems to lost the plot in that regard. Sheffield United is one of the form teams in the Premier League and to play unmotivated players will be a fatal mistake. Hopefully not!