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Chelsea vs Sheffield United EPL Predictions

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Chelsea vs Sheffield United EPL Predictions, Preview & Betting Tips

We have Chelsea vs Sheffield United EPL Predictions for the Matchday 4 game in London this Saturday.

Frank Lampard will be hoping that his first win in the Stamford Bridge hot seat will be quickly followed by a first home success.

They welcome Premier League newcomers Sheffield United to London for one of the standout fixtures on Saturday afternoon.

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Chelsea Form

Chelsea’s new manager claimed before the fixture against Norwich City that he needed a win. That win was a burden hanging over the head of Lampard, and it dually arrived by virtue of two of the young stars that he has placed his trust in.

Tammy Abraham scored a brace, while Mason Mount scored in his second successive outing in the top-flight. There will still be pressure on Lampard, and he will be only too aware of the defensive issues that remain at the club.

Norwich’s goals in the 3-2 victory for the Blues were far too easy for their opponents and means that the Blues have now conceded seven goals in their three outings in the Premier League this season.

The relationship between Andreas Christensen and Kurt Zouma is still a work in progress, and Lampard may be tempted into restoring Antonio Rudiger straight into the starting line up to dispel any threat posed by the Blades on Saturday.

Sheffield United Form

Chris Wilder was less than pleased in his assessment of his team’s performance in their last outing against Leicester City. The Blades did well to get back into the game when Oli McBurnie equalised, but a strike from Harvey Barnes shortly after showcased how ruthless the Premier League is.

Wilder stated that his team’s efforts in the defensive areas and when they were on the ball were less than satisfactory, and they will need to do more than just work hard to get three points in the top-flight.

McBurnie would have been pleased to get off the mark for the season, and he will likely lead the line once again at Stamford Bridge after Callum Robinson limped off in their opener.

The overlapping central defenders’ is a tactic that has been praised by experts, but this is a fixture when the Blades may have to adapt that to ensure that Chelsea doesn’t get the space to hurt them when the ball is turned over.

Chelsea vs Sheffield United head-to-head

Chelsea holds the clear record in the overall record between the sides as they have won on 38 occasions. The Blades have won 28 times, and there have been 15 draws.

This will be the first meeting between the sides since 2007. Chelsea won both fixtures in that season, and United will be looking for a first win over the Blues since 1993.

Chelsea Team News

Pedro and N’golo Kante remain out for the Blues, and they join Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek on the treatment table. Mason Mount is also a concern.

Sheffield United Team News

Callum Robinson is a doubt for the Blades, and John Fleck remains out until after the international break.

Chelsea vs Sheffield United EPL Predictions

Sheffield United learnt last weekend that the Premier League is ruthless and you must take your chances when you get them.

However, whether they have the quality in the forward areas remains a concern and Chelsea will be able to take advantage of the space the Blades offer their opponents to punish them.

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Alex Dudley
Alex Dudley
Alex has travelled the world covering major sporting events for various websites and publications. He has attended football European Championships, Rugby League and Union World Cups, and the Paralympics. He has covered wrestling, horse racing and boxing events and now his writing can be seen at BettingBoss.

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