Build-Up To The New Season – Sheffield Wednesday

Team; Sheffield Wednesday

Nickname; Owls

Founded; 1867

Manager; Carlos Carvalhal

Stadium Name; Hillsborough

Stadium Capacity; 39,732

Major Honours; (4) First Division, (5) Second Division, (3) F.A Cup, (1) League Cup

Main Rivals; Sheffield United, Leeds, Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster

Biggest Win Against Brighton; 4-0 (October 1990)

Biggest Defeat Against Brighton; 3-0 (September 2012)

Last Meeting; Brighton 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday (May 2016)

When Do They Play Brighton; Saturday 1st October (Hillsborough), Saturday 21st January (The AMEX)


Players To Watch;

Goalkeeper; Kieran Westwood

Defender; Tom Lees

Midfielder; Ross Wallace

Striker; Fernando Forestieri

 Last season’s play-off losers will be looking to go one step further, in their pursuit of top flight football once again. After beating Brighton in the semi-finals of the play-offs, their performance in the final against winners Hull was pretty poor. They have kept all of their star players from last season, and will be hoping they can perform again to get promotion to the Premier League, with much of the weight on the shoulders of Forestieri, Wallace, Almen Abdi and Marco Matias. Their strikers will be looking to score plenty too, and the arrival of Steven Flectcher should provide stiff competition between him, Forestieri, Gary Hooper, Lucas Joao and Atdhe Nuhiu.

Last Season’s Finish; 6th

Predicted Finish; 2nd


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