Premier League match preview, team news and forecast line-ups: Chelsea v Sheffield United – originally published on Sportslens.com
Chelsea host Sheffield United tomorrow and hope to clean for the sixth consecutive year Leaf over all competitions and get your fourth Premier League win of 2020-21 as well.
The Blues have lost once and drawn three times in the first seven games of the season, and they will take their chances to secure all three points against a team that has lost six league games and drawn once so far.
The Blades had a sad start to the season after an impressive season and leaving Stamford Bridge tomorrow with a point will be a great result for them.
Chelsea are at Burnley after last week's win and the Champions League midweek win against Rennes is a big favorite ahead of Sheffield's visit.
Manager Frank Lampard has to do without Christian Pulisic, who has suffered a setback recovery from a thigh strain.
The attacking American midfielder took the blow while warming up to Burnley's 3-0 win last week, but Chelsea had hoped he would return quickly for tomorrow's game.
The Stamford Bridge team remains without Billy Gilmour, who is almost fully fit after a knee injury, while Kai Havertz remains isolated after a positive test for the coronavirus before the game in Rennes and will only return after the international break.
Kepa Arrizabalaga is back from a shoulder injury and is now under cover for Edouard Mendy.
Chris Wilder's men will do without Ethan Ampadu, unable to face his parents' club, and John Fleck and Lys Mousset, despite their return, are unlikely to return until after international training on the turf.
Prospective Chelsea XI
Azpilicueta, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell
Kante , Jorginho,
Ziyech, Mount, Werner
Prospective Sheffield United XI
Basham , Egan, Stevens
Baldock, Berge, Norwood, Osborn, Lowe