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Chelsea vs Sheffield United: Match Preview, Build-up, Team News, Kick-Off Time, Where To Watch EPL Match Live

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Chelsea welcomes Sheffield United to Stamford Bridge as the Blues continues to climb the EPL table and want to use the blades as a stepping stone in the EPL title race. 

AllNews understands that Chelsea is slowly gelling into the £200M team after the huge summer spending spree as they have won their last 3 games in all competition scoring at least 3 goals and conceding none.

Chelsea is currently 7th on the table with 12 points - 3W, 3D 1L so far the English top flight. They have conceded 9 goals scoring 16 in the process.

Sheffield United is currently in the relegation zone (19th) with just 1 point from 7 matches - 1D, 6L spring 3 goals while conceding 10 goals.

Chelsea (EPL Build-up) 

The highest scorer of the side is Timo Werner with 3 goals with Kurt Zouma and Jorginho all levelled at 3 goals.

New signing Ben Chilwell has the highest assist for the Blues (2).

The best ball retainer for Chelsea is N'Golo Kanté with 16 tackles attempted, Zouma has also been able to provide cover at the back with 32 clearances, Kante has committed the most fouls for the side (12) compared with the highest in the league (Soucek 19 fouls).

New signing Edouard Mendy kept proving to Lampard that he should be given the No. 1 role and Kepa can keep the jersey as he has kept 6 clean sheets in a row.

Edouard Mendy is aiming to become the first Chelsea goalkeeper to secure clean sheets in each of his opening four league matches.

In midweek Tammy Abraham also became the first English player to find the net in three straight starts for Chelsea in the Champions League since head coach, Frank Lampard, in 2008.

The striker has now registered a goal or an assist every 50 minutes this season. Overall, Chelsea has hit the mark with 18.8 percent of attempts on goal (16/85), the third-highest rate in the Premier League this season.

Kai Havertz’s positive Covid test raises a personnel issue for Frank Lampard just when the 4-3-3 set-up was gelling together.

Playing wide right midfield the German was instrumental in making the system work, but the Chelsea coach may feel someone like Hakim Ziyech or Mason Mount could do a similar job in his absence.

Christian Pulisic remains a doubt pending his full recovery from the slight hamstring pain felt in the warm-up before the Blues’ comprehensive victory at Burnley last weekend.

Sheffield United (EPL Build-up)

This is Sheffield United’s worst start to a campaign since 1975/76, when after seven games they languished in bottom place, again with one point but a worse goal difference.

Relegation always looked inevitable for Tony Currie and co. back then, and was duly delivered in March with six games remaining.

This time the relegation might be sure for Sheffield even before half of the season.

Only nine Premier League clubs have ever collected one or fewer points after seven matches, including Fulham and the Blades.

Sheffield United will hope to avoid emulating fellow Yorkshire club Huddersfield Town, the last side to suffer the drop after two seasons in the Premier League and who they replaced in 2019.

The Blades impressed with their organization and quality before the last lockdown, not to mention Chris Wilder’s novel approaches on set-plays and tactics. They finished the season ninth, a place and two points behind Arsenal, but the warning signs were there.

Unfortunately for Sheffield, events have removed much of last season’s impressive rearguard: center-back Jack O’Connell (injury), goalkeeper Dean Henderson (end of loan), and wing-back John Lundstram (non-renewal of contract). And of course, rivals clubs will have worked on ways to counter Wilder’s system.

With last season’s joint leading scorer Lys Mousset also out, striker Oliver McBurnie has been partnered by youngster Rhian Brewster, their big signing from Liverpool. Of their forwards, though, only David McGoldrick has found the net.

Chelsea vs Sheffield United Kick-off time

Saturday, November 7th, 2020, at 5:30 PM

Other EPL fixtures

Friday
Brighton v Burnley 5:30 pm 
Southampton v Newcastle 8:00 pm

Saturday
Everton v Man Utd 12:30pm  
Crystal Palace v Leeds 3:00 pm
Chelsea v Sheffield Utd 5:30 pm 
West Ham v Fulham 8:00 pm 

Sunday
West Brom v Tottenham 12:00 pm 
Leicester v Wolves 2:00 pm 
Man City v Liverpool 4:30 pm 
Arsenal v Aston Villa 7:15 pm 

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Oladimeji Balogun
Oladimeji Balogun

Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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SPORTS SPOTLIGHT

Timo Werner
Timo
Werner
DE Germany
  • HEIGHT

    1.80m

  • WEIGHT

    76 kg

  • AGE

    26

Christian Pulisic
Christian
Pulisic
US United States of America (the)
  • HEIGHT

    1.73m

  • WEIGHT

    70kg

  • AGE

    23

Hakim Ziyech
Hakim
Ziyech
MA Morocco
  • HEIGHT

    1.81m

  • WEIGHT

    70 kg

  • AGE

    29

Thiago Silva
Thiago
Silva
BR Brazil
  • HEIGHT

    1.83 m

  • WEIGHT

    79 kg

  • AGE

    37

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Chelsea
Chelsea

Chelsea Football Club are an English professional football club based in Fulham, London. Founded in 1905, they compete in the Premier League...

Sheffield United
Sheffield United

Sheffield United Football Club is a professional football club in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, which competes in the Premier League,...

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