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Sheffield Utd boss Wilder says Ampadu could start Leeds 'battle'

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder says Ethan Ampadu could start against Leeds United.

Wilder says on-loan Chelsea defender Amapadu could start in the absence of the suspended John Egan against Leeds on Sunday.

Ampadu, who has joined on a season-long loan from Chelsea, made his first Premier League appearance for the Blades as a substitute in Monday's defeat at Aston Villa.

“Ethan comes into the picture, Phil Jagielka comes in to the picture, a change of shape might come into the picture," said Wilder.

"Ethan is going to play a big part in our season. There's some decisions to be made."

Sunday's game will be the first top-flight clash between Sheffield United and Leeds since 1994.

“We've had some fabulous games with Leeds United over the years," said Wilder.

"It'll be great for both clubs to battle it out on Sunday afternoon."

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