Sheffield United vs Chelsea sneak peek, team news, statistics, kick-off time, live on Sky Sports
Ben Osborn is expected to return for Sheffield United; Chelsea are most likely to be without Thiago Silva for the trip north; follow Sheffield United vs Chelsea on Sky Sports Premier League from 7pm on Sunday; kick-off 7.15 pm.
Group news and statistics ahead of Sheffield United vs Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday; kick-off 7.15 pm.
Ben Osborn is expected to go back to the Sheffield United squad when the Blades host Chelsea on Sunday.
The flexible 26-year-old has missed the last 5 matches through injury however he resumed complete training this week and must be offered.
Enda Stevens (calf) stays a doubt and George Baldock will be examined after a knock forced him off in the win versus West Brom in midweek, while Chelsea loanee Ethan Ampadu can not face his moms and dad club.
Chelsea are likely to be without Thiago Silva for the journey north.
The Brazilian defender came off throughout the first half of Thursday’s 1-0 win over Tottenham with a muscle injury and is a big doubt.
Kai Havertz and Kurt Zouma both missed the London derby victory with niggles, but might recuperate to feature at Bramall Lane.
It’s far too early to be making sweeping declarations relating to Thomas Tuchel’s design and ability to take Chelsea places. I agreed with Jose Mourinho in the after-effects of Chelsea’s win at Spurs. For all their ownership and silky accumulation play at Tottenham, Chelsea scored by means of a penalty and Edouard Mendy did make more saves than Hugo Lloris.
Spurs weren’t unfortunate however Chelsea didn’t dominate the game to the degree that lots of observers recommended. In the 3 video games under Tuchel, Chelsea have actually produced simply two big possibilities according to Opta – and among those was that Jorginho charge. In that period 15 teams have actually developed more huge opportunities and considering Chelsea have played Burnley and Wolves at home because run, it’s really a really worrying figure. Still wish to back them at 4/9?
We have actually not seen Tuchel’s group come under any significant pressure defensively in his first three matches in charge either – but we may here. And, with Thiago Silva missing out on, they can be got at. Among Tuchel’s tactical tweaks has been to pick Marcos Alonso down the left side of his defence. He appears to trust him but those that have enjoyed Alonso enough over the years understand he’s really poor positionally. Remember Chelsea’s first-half display screen versus West Brom in September? Alonso was at fault for two of the three goals and never bet Frank Lampard once again after that.
I’m anticipating the axis of Chris Basham and Jayden Bogle down the Blades’ right to expose Alonso when Chris Wilder’s guys get the area. As my colleague Kate Burlaga explained, no centre-back has actually produced more opportunities or attempted more take-ons than Basham this season. His link-up with Bogle was very savvy in the comeback win over West Brom – it was the Blades back to their finest. An efficiency level that in fact beat Chelsea by an aggregate rating of 5-2 over 2 meetings between the teams last season.
Additionally, in his last three home matches the hazardous Bogle has actually had 8 shots on goal which makes the 7/1 for him to have two or more extremely attractive, especially up versus Alonso. One goal may simply be enough for Wilder’s boys who limited the two Manchester clubs to simply two objectives integrated in their recent away days. The 11/1 for the Blades to win without yielding is definitely a runner.
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We likewise hear the most recent from both clubs, with Sky Sports News press reporters Vinny O’Connor and Ben Ransom sharing the team news and discussing the selection issues ahead of the game.
And Sky Sports statistics star Matt Cheetham has the numbers behind the five key areas of the game, so listen in and impress your mates with his stats and facts! He also makes his Pitch for what will happen in the match – and exposes whether the data backs up the predictions made by some of Sky Sports’ Twitter fans!