Chelsea vs Sheffield United Predictions and Betting : On Saturday Chelsea takes on Sheffield United in their home game. It will be 8th match of English Premier League season for both the teams. At present with 3 wins and 1 loss and 3 draws, Chelsea sits at 6th position in EPL points table.
For Sheffield United the season hasn't been fruitful at all. Of the 7 matches that they played this season, they have lost 6 matches and drew on one occasion. They are yet to register a win this EPL season and in Saturday's premier league match at Stamford Bridge, though Chelsea have a home advantage Sheff United will be hoping to register their first win of this season.
Sheffield United vs Chelsea Predictions and Betting Tips
Sheffield United vs Chelsea Predictions and Betting : Recent Form and Head to Head Stats
Chelsea started their EPL 2020-21 campaign on a winning note. Frank Lampard's Men in Blue bet Brighton with 3-1 goals. However, in the next match against the defending Champions, Liverpool the 10-men Chelsea were beaten by 2-0 goals.
To add to their misery they had to settle for 3-3 goals draw against West Brom in their third match EPL league game. West Brom was all over Chelsea in the match and thanks to the last minute goal by Tammy Abraham, they were able to draw the match.
With Jorginho scoring twice in penalties, in next match they beat Crystal Palace by 4-0 goals. This victory was followed by a goalless draw against Manchester United and a 3-0 win against Burnley.
Sheffield is yet to register a win in this EPL season. Their campaign started with a 2-0 goal defeat at the hands of Wolves which was followed by 1-0 goal defeat against Aston Villa. In their next match, the newcomers Leeds United beat them by 1-0 goal.
Sheff United were finally able to find nets in EPL 2020-21 season in a match against Arsenal. However, they lost the match by 2-1 goals.
Their 4-matches losing streak came to a halt when they were able to draw a match against Fulham. A total of 2 goals were scored in the match, that is, both teams scored 1 goal each. However, in next two matches, they faced defeats against Liverpool and Manchester City.
Chelsea and Sheffield United have played so far 4 matches against each other. Chelsea have won 50% of the matches that is 2 matches. One match ended in a draw while one match was won by Sheffield United.
In last encounter between the two teams, Sheffield United handed a 3-0 defeat to Chelsea. Before the Saturday's clash Chelsea will be playing against Rennes in UEFA Champions league's Group Stage match. The match is scheduled on Thursday, 5th of November.
Sheffield United vs Chelsea Predictions and Betting : Offensive and Defensive Stats
Chelsea will probably field a 4-3-3 combination in this clash while Sheffield United may go with 5-3-2 combination.
Chelsea's forward will be led by the likes of Tammy Abraham the new signee Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic.
Tammy Abraham has been quiet in the last few games and is looking for form. He has an excellent header and has scored four goals in 9 outings along with 1.1 shots per game, 0.3 key passes and 0.4 dribbles per game so far.
Timo Werner who was criticized for not scoring has finally arrived to the party with a goal against Krasnodar that has instilled confidence in the young gun. There is no doubt in his finishing ability or in creating chances, but the German will have to bounce back quickly. He has 8 goals in 17 games with 81.2% success in passes in addition to 2.5 shots on target and 0.8 key pass per game so far.
Christian Pulisic suffered an injury in a match friendly match against Burnley and set for hamstring scan.
For Sheffield Oliver McBurnie, Rhian Brewster and Captain Billy Sharp will be leading from the front.
Oliver McBurnie is known for his exceptional passing capability while captain Billy Sharp has one goal to his name this EPL season.
With Joginho, Kai Havert, Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic in the mid, Chelsea has a stronger lineup than Sheff United.
In defence, the combo of Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Azpilicueta and Ben Chilwell will have to secure the defense to hold a clean sheet.
Kurt Zouma has been exceptional in passing, aerial duels and ball interceptions. He has 0.3 tackle, 5.4 clears, 3.7 aerials and 90% success in completing passes.
Thiago Silva will probably start after he missed out the last game. In the 3 premier league games he has been part of, he managed 1.3 interception, 3.8 clears and 0.8 blocks per game along with 93.3% pass completion rate.
Ben Chilwell is an important signing for the team who has shown his versatility with his invaluable contribution. He has two goal and two assists in four games along with 80% pass success and 1.2 interceptions per game so far. He defends, he controls and scores for the team out of nowhere.
The likes of Max Lowe, Enda Stevens, John Egans and George Baldock will be responsible to stop the Chelsea's striker from scoring.
John Egans has 74% success in winning the Aerial Dues in the 6 matches that he played this EPL season.
Baldock with one assist and 73% dribble success will be a key player for Sheff United.