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
Betting prediction: Sheffield United 0-2 Chelsea
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
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
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|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|
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|February 20, 2021||Premier League 20/21||Southampton FC||1 - 1||Chelsea FC|
|Sheffield United FC||Chelsea FC|
|79||Shots on goal||149|
|85||Shots off goal||132|
|40%||Average ball possession||62%|
|2||Shots on post||6|
|3||Shots on bar||3|
|11||Goals by foot||35|
|4||Goals by head||7|
|Sheffield United FC||Chelsea FC|
|1.25||Average Goals Scored||2|
|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: 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
Predicted Chelsea line-up vs Sheffield United
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