Sheffield United’s morale-boosting 2-1 win over West Brom on Tuesday night has now given the Blades a glimmer of hope that they can stay up this season.
It is still a tall order, though, and they need to start getting results even against the big teams. They’ll have the opportunity to do just that when they face an in-form Chelsea side on Sunday. The visitors are unbeaten following Thomas Tuchel’s appointment as manager last month.
In terms of team news, United boss Chris Wilder has doubts over Enda Stevens and Ben Osborn due to knocks, while Sander Berge (hamstring), Jack O’Connell (knee), George Baldock (thigh) and Jack Robinson have all been ruled out. Ethan Ampadu is ineligible to play against his parent club.
Sheffield United’s Predicted XI To Face Chelsea:
Ramsdale, Bogle, Basham, Egan, Bryan, Lowe, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, McGoldrick, Sharp
Chelsea have three injury concerns going into the game at Bramall Lane. Kurt Zouma (knock), Thiago Silva (muscular) and Kai Havertz (knock) could all be missing.
Chelsea’s Predicted XI:
Mendy, James, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Alonso, Jorginho, Mount, Kovacic, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi
The bookmakers have Chelsea as the favourites with Betfred pricing them at 1/2. A draw is currently 15/4 with Betfair while a Blades victory is 13/2 at Sky Bet.
Predicted Score – 1-0 to Chelsea