Sheffield United are set to host Chelsea at Bramall Lane for their latest English Premier League fixture on Sunday.
Sheffield United returned to Bramall Lane on Tuesday in a 2–1 win over Sam Allardes’ West Bromwich Albion. Second-half goals from young right-back Jayden Bogle and veteran striker Billy Sharp ensured Chris Wilder’s win for Sheffield United. Scotland international Matt Phillips scored a consolation goal for West Bromwich Albion.
On the other hand, Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspur of Jose Mourinho 1–0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium yesterday. The first half penalty from Italy international Jorginho was enough to secure Thomas Tuchel’s victory for Chelsea.
Sheffield United vs Chelsea Head-to-Head
In four head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Chelsea hold a minor advantage, winning two games, losing one and drawing one.
The two clubs faced each other last year in the English Premier League, with Chelsea beating Sheffield United 4–1. Goals from English striker Tammy Abraham, left-back Ben Chilwell, veteran Brazilian center-back Thiago Silva and German striker Timo Werner sealed Chelsea’s deal. Republic of Ireland international David McGoldrick scored a consolation goal for Sheffield United.
Sheffield United Form Guide in the English Premier League: WLWLW
Chelsea Form Guide in the English Premier League: WWDLW
Sheffield United vs Chelsea Team News
Sheffield joint manager Chris Wilder will be unable to call on the services of young Norwegian midfielder Sander Burge and center-back Jack O’Connell, who both have nursing injuries. The availability of right-back George Baldock, goalkeeper Simon Moore, left-back Enda Stevens, midfielder Ben Osborne and defender Jack Robinson is suspected. Ethan Ampadu is unavailable.
Injured: Sander Burge, Jack O’Connell
Doubtful: George Baldock, Simon Moore, Enda Stevens, Ben Osborne, Jack Robinson
suspended: No one
Unavailable: Ethan Ampadu
Meanwhile, Chelsea could be without young German forward Kai Havertz, French center-back Kurt Zouma and veteran defender Thiago Silva, who are all injured. Other than that there are no known problems and manager Thomas Tuchel is expected to have a fully fit team at his disposal.
Injured: No one
Doubtful: Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Kai Havertz
suspended: No one
Sheffield United vs Chelsea Predicted XI
Sheffield United Predicted XI (3-5-2): Aaron Ramsdale, Chris Basham, John Egan, Phil Jagiel, Max Lowe, John Lundstrum, Oliver Norwood, John Flake, Jayden Bogle, David McGoldrick, Ollie McBurn
Chelsea Predicted XI (3-4-1-2): Edouard Mendy, Cesar Agipilicueta, Andreas Christenson, Antonio Rudiger, Reece James, Ann Golo Kante, Mato Kovacic, Ben Chilwell, Mason Mount, Timo Werner, Tammy Abraham
Sheffield United vs Chelsea Prediction
Sheffield United did not enjoy the first half of the season well, and are at the bottom of the league table. However, they have started to find some form, and victories over Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion could prove to be a catalyst as they fight to stay in the league.
On the other hand, Chelsea has ushered in a new era under the management of Thomas Tuchel. The Germans clearly have a talented squad to work with, but it will be important to get the best out of Timo Werner and Kai Havert.
Chelsea have enjoyed a good start under Tuchel, and should be able to register another win here.
Prediction: Sheffield United 0-2 Chelsea
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Published 05 Feb 2021 13:29 IST