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Sheffield United vs Chelsea betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Thomas Tuchel the head coach / manager of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on January 27, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Sam Bagnall - AMA/Getty Images)
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Sheffield United FC vs Chelsea FC betting tips

This article covers Sheffield United FC vs Chelsea FC betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Sheffield United FC vs Chelsea FC betting preview.

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

 

Sheffield United vs Chelsea: Match details

Match: Sheffield United vs Chelsea

Competition: Premier League

Date: February 7, 2021

Kick-off time: 7:15 pm, February 7, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Bramall Lane

Sheffield United vs Chelsea betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 16: Mason Mount of Chelsea celebrates after scoring their 1st goal during the Premier League match between Fulham and Chelsea at Craven Cottage on January 16, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around England remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

 

Betting prediction: Sheffield United 0-2 Chelsea

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Chelsea look to have been revitalised early doors under the new Thomas Tuchel regime at Stamford Bridge. Seven points from a possible nine and three clean sheets have provided the German headmaster with a credible platform for course-correction. Sheffield United’s recent form cannot be discounted, but it’s hard to see anything but a Chelsea win here.

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Winning Margin: Chelsea +2

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Results have started to come for Chelsea under Tuchel, but their end-product in the final third is still well-off how capable they are on paper given their attacking options. Better structure has allowed the Blues to look improved at the back, but the biggest task for Tuchel is to get a better tune out of the trumpet section further forward. They should get the right result, but a thrashing against a Sheffield United-side in their own run of form seems unlikely.

Correct Score: Chelsea 2-0

A fair bet on the strength of everything considered. The Blades will undoubtedly make themselves difficult to break down despite being at home, but it could be a situation of when not if given how much of the ball Chelsea are likely to see on Sunday. At the other end, Chelsea’s improvement at the back should limit Sheffield United to feeding off scraps for chances, if at all.

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Sheffield United vs Chelsea – recent form and head to head statistics

Sheffield United FC vs Chelsea FC form
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Sheffield United FC vs Southampton FC - 0:2
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Sheffield United FC vs Aston Villa FC - 1:0
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Sheffield United FC vs Liverpool FC - 0:2
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Fulham FC vs Sheffield United FC - 1:0
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West Ham United FC vs Sheffield United FC - 3:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Chelsea FC vs Everton FC - 2:0
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Liverpool FC vs Chelsea FC - 0:1
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Chelsea FC vs Manchester United FC - 0:0
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Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea FC - 0:1
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Southampton FC vs Chelsea FC - 1:1
Last 5 games for Sheffield United FC
March 6, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Sheffield United FC 0 - 2 Southampton FC
March 3, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Sheffield United FC 1 - 0 Aston Villa FC
February 28, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Sheffield United FC 0 - 2 Liverpool FC
February 20, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Fulham FC 1 - 0 Sheffield United FC
February 15, 2021 Premier League 20/21 West Ham United FC 3 - 0 Sheffield United FC
Last 5 games for Chelsea FC
March 8, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Chelsea FC 2 - 0 Everton FC
March 4, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Liverpool FC 0 - 1 Chelsea FC
February 28, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Chelsea FC 0 - 0 Manchester United FC
February 23, 2021 UEFA Champions League 20/21 Atletico Madrid 0 - 1 Chelsea FC
February 20, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Southampton FC 1 - 1 Chelsea FC
Sheffield United FC vs Chelsea FC Premier League 20/21 form
Sheffield United FC Chelsea FC
28 Matches played 28
4 Matches won 14
230 Goal attempts 378
79 Shots on goal 149
85 Shots off goal 132
130 Corner kicks 174
40% Average ball possession 62%
66 Shots blocked 97
56 Cards given 36
271 Free kicks 313
57 Offsides 49
2 Shots on post 6
3 Shots on bar 3
11 Goals by foot 35
4 Goals by head 7
16 Goals scored 44
45 Goals conceded 25
Sheffield United FC vs Chelsea FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Sheffield United FC Chelsea FC
8 Matches 8
4 Home Matches 4
4 Away Matches 4
10 Total Goals 16
1.25 Average Goals Scored 2
2 Wins 5
5 Losses 2
1 Draws 1
Last 5 games & match results between Sheffield United FC and Chelsea FC
February 7, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Sheffield United FC 1 - 2 Chelsea FC
November 7, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Chelsea FC 4 - 1 Sheffield United FC
July 11, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Sheffield United FC 3 - 0 Chelsea FC
August 31, 2019 Premier League 19/20 Chelsea FC 2 - 2 Sheffield United FC
March 17, 2007 Premier League 06/07 Chelsea FC 3 - 0 Sheffield United FC


Sheffield United vs Chelsea betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: Oliver Burke of Sheffield United during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Everton at Bramall Lane on December 26, 2020 in Sheffield, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Visionhaus)

Sheffield United vs Chelsea: Match preview

Times have been good in South Yorkshire for Sheffield United of late. Three wins from their last six Premier League matches has given Chris Wilder something to smile about after the Blades have failed to build on their top-half finish in 2019-20. Particularly, the results against Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion – two-sides that Sheffield hope to try to run-down in the table – are exactly the results required for the remainder of the season.

Unfortunately, the Bramall Lane outfit still have it all to do in a campaign that saw them register just two points in seventeen attempts before their first league win of the season. It was never pretty last season, but it was effective under Wilder. But there has been little sign of successful changes on the tactics table that have made the Blades just a little more expansive on the pitch. Eventually, sitting deep and being difficult to break down will only take you so far in the Premier League. And for a side that lack any decent amount of technical quality to coax more out of a well-drilled bunch, it is likely they will successfully go on a run that would perpetrate the greatest escape from the drop zone in Premier League history.

Regardless of what may or may not happen over the remainder of the season, a resilient performance against Manchester United lends weight to the notion that a positive result against Chelsea is hardly out of the realm of possibility. They will have to be at their clinical best, however, but stranger things have happened.

Strong start under Tuchel getting Chelsea back on track

Football is a results business, and those results were not deemed sufficient enough for Frank Lampard to keep his job at a club where he reached legendary status as a player. For Thomas Tuchel, it was always going to be a scenario where he would have to hit the ground running; and he has done just that.

There are still some questions to be answered for the Blues, but initial assessments of Chelsea under the German tactician are positive. More importantly, dispatching a direct rival for European qualification in midweek was an early acid test that was suitably negotiated. The Blues now sit four points off Liverpool (4th) and two behind West Ham United in fifth, and with the Red’s coming to grips with Manchester City at Anfield this weekend, Tuchel could perpetrate a gap-closing to just one point.

Improved on an overall tactical level, and looking more secure at the back than previously seen this season, the former 1.FSV Mainz 05, Borussia Dortmund, and Paris Saint-Germain manager must solve the attacking riddle that has plagued the Stamford Bridge outfit all season. Blessed with a wealth of attacking talent on their books, inconsistent end product in the final third just will not suffice if they are to climb up into the Champions League places come the end of the season.

Namely, Tuchel must begin to get the proper tune out of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, as well as Hakim Ziyech. The trio of summer signings have hardly set the world alight in their debut Premier League seasons, but signal a group of players who – if they find form – could propel Chelsea to bigger and better things both now and in the future. Striking a balance between the new boys, and the likes of Christian Pulisic, Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Olivier Giroud is no easy task. It is entirely possible the best the Blues can offer in the final third will not be seen until the latter stages of term, if not next season, but the potential for a Chelsea-side singing a different song under Tuchel’s stewardship is a frightening one.

 


 

Sheffield United team news vs Chelsea

Chris Wilder will be without Sander Berge, Jack O’Connell, Jack Robinson, and Ethan Ampadu (cannot feature against parent club) this weekend.

Enda Stevens and George Baldock may both miss out and are listed as doubts, while Ben Osborne could be back in time to make the bench.

 

Chelsea team news vs Sheffield United

Thiago Silva is out of contention in all likelihood after a hamstring injury against Tottenham in midweek.

Kai Havertz and Kurt Zouma could also miss out as well after knocks were picked up in training, though they could easily recover in time to play a role in proceedings.

Thomas Tuchel continues to experiment with his players while he settles at the club. Changes to the XI are as likely to happen as none at all.


 

Predicted Sheffield United line-up vs Chelsea

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Predicted Chelsea line-up vs Sheffield United

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