After a poor start into the season with a disheartening 0-4 loss to Manchester United, Chelsea managed to beat Norwich City 3-2 to record their first win of the season. This was after a 1-1 draw against Leicester and losing the Supa Cup to Liverpool on penalties. This weekend, Chelsea is looking forward to return to their glorious self, when they welcome the just elevated Sheffield United at the Stanford Bridge on Saturday 31st August 2019 at 15:00GMT.
Frank Lampard is perhaps looking for his second win at Stanford Bridge as the Chelsea manager, when they host Sheffield United. With a younger and inexperienced team, mostly due to the summer transfer ban, the Youngsters have shown their ability to do better with Abraham scoring a brace in their last week’s match against Norwich City.
Sheffield United on the other hand, had a dismal performance against Leicester in their 2-1 loss in their premier league action. However, they held their shoulders high in their 2-1 triumph over Blackburn in the Carabao Cup second Round on Tuesday.
This is probably the most interesting match of the day as most people will be eager to see how Chelsea is going to fair on in this match. Despite their low start in the season, The Blues are known as a real force to reckon with at Home. Considering that the Blades are not all that good when playing on the foreign soil, a home win is that’s on the cards. Thus it is worth placing our money with Chelsea to carry the day.
Chelsea vs. Sheffield United Head to Head
Sheffield United has most times played in the lower English leagues. They were just elevated into the Premiership this season. Sheffield United has thus played Chelsea only twice. In the two games played between the two teams, Chelsea won all of them. Here is a look into the two games and how Chelsea won:
- Chelsea 3-0 Sheffield United
- Sheffield United 0-2 Chelsea
Chelsea will miss the services of Ruben Loftus-Cheek who is nursing an Achilles tendon injury until late November.
John Fleck is ready to take the stage for Sheffield United.
Predictions and Odds
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Chelsea’s youngsters have the capacity to make their home fans happy after a disastrous start into the season. Sheffield being new in the Premier League is likely to have a hard time with Chelsea being at home. Here are our best bets for the outcome of the match:
- Chelsea to win
- Both teams to score
- Under 2.5 goals on full time.