Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England
Key Stat: Chelsea are unbeaten since Thomas Tuchel took over, keeping three consecutive clean sheets.
Expert Verdict: Sheffield United have started a mini-revival but know they face an uphill task to back up their most recent win when they take on Chelsea at Bramall Lane. Thomas Tuchel’s side are yet to concede under their new boss and can claim all three points in this one.
Sheffield United face a difficult task to continue their revival when they take on Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea at Bramall Lane. The Blades welcome the Blues, who are yet to lose under their new manager, for this Premier League fixture on February 7 that gets underway at 19:15 local time.
Defenders:Chris Basham, John Egan, Phil Jagielka
Midfielders:Max Lowe, John Lundstram, Oliver Norwood, John Fleck, Omar Bo
Forwards:David McGoldrick, Billy Sharp
Defenders:Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger
Midfielders:Reece James, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Ben Chilwell
Forwards:Hakim Ziyech, Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic
Sheffield United thrashed Chelsea 3-0 in their last meeting at Bramall Lane, after a 2-2 draw earlier last season. Chelsea were back to their best when they met at Stamford Bridge in November, however – David McGoldrick put the Blades in front, but Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Timo Werner all scored in a dominant Chelsea win.
Chelsea are big favourites to win at Bramall Lane and can be backed at 9/20 to do so with Bet365.
With Chelsea on a run of three straight clean sheets, you can bet against both teams to score at 4/5 with 888sport.
Tammy Abraham is 23/20 with 888sport to score at any time for Chelsea – the striker netted when these sides last met too.
Thomas Tuchel’s side have shored up their defence under their new boss and that is bad news for a Sheffield United side lacking goals at the best of times.