Chelsea vs Sheffield United
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 7 November 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Chelsea have been in excellent form over recent weeks, and they will be looking to continue this excellent run with a strong performance against Sheffield United on Saturday.
Chelsea have been getting stronger and stronger as the season has been progressing, and they will come into this fixture against Sheffield United looking to keep a fifth clean sheet in a row. Frank Lampard has certainly got his wish of making the Blues more resilient at the back, as experts had been critical of his side’s ability in the defensive third. Chelsea will be aware that a win this weekend could lift them as high as second in the league standings, which could mean that Lampard’s side could enter the discussions of potential title contenders. Chelsea warmed up for this fixture with a comprehensive 3-0 victory against Rennes in the Champions League. Fortune certainly favoured the Blues in that game, as the French side went down to ten men after a dubious decision. Timo Werner scored a brace in the victory, while there was also a goal for Tammy Abraham.
Chelsea vs Sheffield United: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Frank Lampard’s men had recorded three of the preceding four overall wins.
- They had scored two or more goals in five of the former seven encounters.
- Since 1993, only once have they lost against this opponent.
- At home, not once have they failed to score in the past three decades.
- They have also found the back of the net two or more times in every game since 1994 at this stadium.
Chelsea vs Sheffield United: Prediction
Sheffield United remain in search of their first win and they’ll have to be at their very best if they are to achieve this against Chelsea on Saturday. Lampard’s men haven’t lost a game since their defeat to Liverpool just two games into the season and will hope to extend this run come the weekend. Sheffield United may have only lost 1-0 to Manchester City last week, but the tight score line was more so down to the poor finishing and attacking play from the visitors rather than a robust defensive performance from Sheffield. With Chelsea averaging 2.3 goals per game this season, the score line may not be so forgiving. A Chelsea win by a two-goal margin could come in.
Chelsea vs Sheffield United: TEAM NEWS
Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Mendy; Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Zouma, Chilwell; Jorginho, Kante; Ziyech, Mount, Werner; Abraham
Unavailable: Gilmour (Injured), Havertz (Coronavirus), Pulisic (Injured)
Predicted line-up (3-5-2): Ramsdale; Basham, Egan, Stevens; Baldock, Berge, Lundstram, Norwood, Osborn; Brewster, McBurnie
Unavailable: Mousset (Injured), O’Connell (Injured), Fleck (Injured), Ampadu (Ineligible)