West Ham head to south Yorkshire to take on Sheffield United in the Premier League tonight.

Sheffield United starting line-up and substitutes:

West Ham starting line-up and substitutes:

 

The Hammers are in real trouble. They currently sit in 16th spot in the Premier League table, just two points clear of the drop zone.

And they have some really tough games still to come over the next six weeks or so against the likes of Leicester, Liverpool (twice) and Manchester City.

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David Moyes (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

So tonight’s game against Sheffield United will be absolutely vital. The Blades will be no pushovers, however.

Chris Wilder’s men have taken the Premier League by storm this season, and not only are they well-organised and hard to beat, but they also play some really attractive football.

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Chris Wilder (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

There is a strong rivalry between West Ham and the Blades that dates back to the Carlos Tevez saga in 2006, so tonight should be a really feisty encounter.

If the Hammers are to have any chance whatsoever of winning the match, they will need to be on their very best form. And they could jump as high as 11th with all three points tonight.

The game kicks off at 20:00 and can be seen exclusively live on Sky Sports.

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