We examine Sheffield United's chances of being relegated, with the Blades currently odds-on at 4/11 to go down.
Promoted as the Championship's runners-up behind Burnley last year, Sheffield United have found life difficult in the top flight at the beginning of this campaign, with the Blades to be relegated.
Spending two seasons in the Championship following relegation from the Premier League in 2020-21, Blades boss Paul Heckingbottom was able to return the club to the promised land with the bulk of the same squad still intact.
However, two of these players who were key members of Sheffield United's promotion campaign last term - Iliman Ndiaye and Sander Berge - were poached by Marseille and Burnley respectively over the summer.
The departures of this key duo has put further strain on a squad which already faced a tough ask to compete in the Premier League, and the South Yorkshire outfit have picked up just one point from their opening five matches to sit in 17th place in the table.
Sheffield United's underlying data so far this season doesn't make for good reading with the Blades alarmingly posting the second-lowest xG and second-highest xGA in the division.
There were signs of promise in Sheffield United's last outing though, with the Blades drawing 2-2 at Bramall Lane against fellow strugglers Everton courtesy of a brace from new £18.5m signing Cameron Archer on his debut.
If Heckingbottom's side are to keep themselves afloat this season, much will depend on the impact the likes of Archer and other new signings such as Gustavo Hamer, Vinicius Souza and Auston Trusty are able to make in the Premier League.
Sheffield United have been relegated from the Premier League on three occasions - in 1994, 2007 and 2021.
Their last relegation in 2020-21 saw the Blades finish rock bottom in the Premier League on just 26 points.