Why Spurs' Carter-Vickers more likely to leave Sheffield United than Chelsea's Blackman

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Bristol City at Bramall Lane on December 8, 2017 in Sheffield, England.

Sheffield United could lose loanees Cameron Carter-Vickers and Jamal Blackman back to Tottenham and Chelsea.

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Bristol City at Bramall Lane on December 8, 2017 in Sheffield, England.Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder during the Sky Bet Championship match against Bristol City.

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has admitted that the club has to prepare to lose loanees Cameron Carter-Vickers and Jamal Blackman in the January transfer window.

Carter-Vickers and Blackman are on a season-long loans from Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea respectively, but could be recalled in the new year by their parent teams.

Cameron Carter-Vickers of Sheffield United and Conor Washington of Queens Park Rangers battle for possession during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Sheffield...Cameron Carter-Vickers of Sheffield United and Conor Washington of Queens Park Rangers battle for possession.

"I think both our loans will stay in January until the end of the season," Wilder told the Sheffield Star.

"If they don't, we look and make sure that we're covered in both of those areas. But we're confident they will be staying. There are breaks but that's a natural contract situation."

Carter-Vickers and Blackman have been key players for the Blades in what has been an impressive return to the Championship so far, with the former playing 14 times and the latter 19.

Jamal Blackman of Sheffield United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Norwich City at Bramall Lane on September 16, 2017 in Sheffield, England.Jamal Blackman of Sheffield United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match against Norwich City.

And while being recalled to their Premier League sides is a possibility, in truth it is much more likely the Spurs youngster will go back then the Blues ace.

That is because Carter-Vickers is a central defender, an area Tottenham have struggled with at times this season due to an injury to Toby Alderweireld and suspensions.

Blackman, meanwhile, is a goalkeeper and Antonio Conte already has four options in the position at Stamford Bridge, meaning the 19-year-old is well down the pecking order and unlikely to play if recalled.

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