The lack of goals is now becoming a major concern for Sheffield United. Despite performing well in their last two games against Liverpool and Manchester City, they have no points to show for it and they need to offer more of a threat in front of goal if they are to get better results.
The Blades travel to Stamford Bridge this weekend to face an in-form Chelsea side, who have begun to gel in recent weeks after an inconsistent start to the season. Manager Frank Lampard has seemingly sorted out the club’s defensive problems, with the Blues keeping clean sheets in their last five games in all competitions.
In terms of team news, United will be without Ethan Ampadu who is ineligible to play against his parent club. Lys Mousset (foot), Jack O’Connell (knee) and John Fleck (back) are also unavailable.
Sheffield United’s Predicted XI To Face Chelsea:
Ramsdale, Baldock, Basham, Egan, Stevens, Lowe, Lundstram, Berge, Osborn, McBurnie, Brewster
Chelsea have an injury doubt over Christian Pulisic (hamstring) but Kai Havertz (virus) and Billy Gilmour (knee) are both out of contention for this weekend’s game.
Chelsea’s Predicted XI:
Mendy, James, Silva, Zouma, Chilwell, Kovacic, Mount, Kante, Ziyech, Abraham, Werner
The bookies have Chelsea as the heavy favourites with Betfred pricing them at 2/5 for the win. A draw is 4/1 with 888 Sport while a victory for the Blades is 8/1 at Betfair.
Predicted Score – 2-0 to Chelsea