Chris Wilder faces Marcelo Bielsa in derby duel of the master tacticians

Sheffield United have started with two defeats but Wilder will stick to his guns in the clubs’ first top-flight meeting for 16 years

Chris Wilder may be a highly innovative tactician but Sheffield United’s manager is no fan of unnecessary change and knows disruption has its downsides.

“I’ve not changed my mobile phone number for about 30 years,” he jokes before explaining that, despite two defeats out of two games in the Premier League, he remains resistant to altering a hallmark formation configured around audaciously overlapping centre-halves or his wider attacking strategy.

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