Chelsea will hope to move into the top four this weekend when they take on a Sheffield United side still looking for their first victory of the 2020/21 Premier League season.
Frank Lampard’s side have found their stride of late, scoring 10 goals in their last three outings that saw landslide Champions League wins over Krasnodar and Rennes sandwiching the league triumph over Burnley.
In stark contrast, Sheffield United are enduring a nightmare start to the season, having only picked up their first and only point of the season last month in the 1-1 draw against relegation rivals Fulham.
That said, the Blades were unlucky not to take anything against Liverpool and Manchester City in their last two outings, although the fixtures for Chris Wilder’s side aren’t getting any easier.
One positive for his side though is that Chelsea will be missing two key players in their attack, with Kai Havertz forced to self-isolate after testing positive for Covid-19 while Christian Pulisic remains absent through injury after suffering a setback in the warm-up for last weekend’s win over Burnley.
Here’s everything you need to know about the match.
When is it?
Chelsea vs Sheffield United takes place at Stamford Bridge on Saturday 7 November.
What time does it start?
The match kicks off at 5:30pm GMT.
How can I watch it?
The match will be broadcast on UK television on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 5pm GMT.
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Chelsea will be without Kai Havertz after he tested positive for coronavirus earlier in the week, and will also be unable to call on Christian Pulisic due to the hamstring strain he picked up last weekend.
John Fleck and Lys Mousset remain unavailable for Sheffield United due to injury, while on-loan defender Ethan Ampadu is ineligible to play against his parent club.
Chelsea: Mendy; James, Silva, Zouma, Chilwell; Jorginho, Kante; Ziyech, Mount, Werner; Abraham.
Sheffield United: Ramsdale; Basham, Egan, Stevens; Baldock, Berge, Norwood, Osborn, Lowe; McBurnie, Brewster.
Sheffield United’s recent resilience could well be broken by what has become a free-scoring Chelsea side. With the Blues at home and Timo Werner hitting his stride after taking time to settle in, Chelsea should continue their good form of late. Chelsea 2-0 Sheffield United.
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