RALPH Hasenhuttl has been impressed with the impact Sheffield United have had in the Premier League.

The Bramall Lane outfit were promoted into the top-flight at the end of last season and have picked up five points from their first four games.

This includes a win against Crystal Palace and an excellent 2-2 draw at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge.

Hasenhuttl said: “They are an interesting opponent. They have made a good start in the Premier League and their last result against Chelsea was a massive point.

“Stamford Bridge isn’t an easy place to take points, but they have done a good job so far.

“They have interesting tactics, good habits and good optimism I think.

“They have a good mentality in their team and the atmosphere in the stadium will be hard to play against.

“We are also prepared, and we want to go there and, like in Brighton, be brave. We want to press them early and try to win the balls earlier.

“That’s what we did in the last three games and I think the players are now comfortable with this and we will try to develop it.”

Sheffield United are currently being managed by former Saints youngster Chris Wilder.

The Blades also have two former Saints players among their ranks, with both Billy Sharp and David McGoldrick turning out for the newly-promoted side.

It was reported earlier in the week that McGoldrick may have to miss tomorrow’s encounter through an injury.

The striker had to return early from international duty with the Republic of Ireland having netted for them during the round of Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Despite there not being too much evidence of their style of play in the Premier League yet, Hasenhuttl believes he’s seen enough to know what to expect from them.

Because of this, he is backing his Saints side to exploit the weaknesses they’ve discovered.

Hasenhuttl added: “We have enough information about the team. They showed in the first games how they wanted to play and what they wanted to do with the ball.

“There are a few interesting movements and we will try to find the right answer.

“The first year in the Premier League is always an interesting one.

“You have a lot of motivation and a good atmosphere in the stadium because the fans love being back.

“You need to find a good balance between being motivated and being organised.

“They have shown in the first few games that they have found a good balance and that isn’t always easy for the promoted team.

“We know about our strengths and we will try to put those on the pitch.”