Chelsea and Sheffield United measure forces at Stamford Bridge, in a match for the 4th round of the Premier League. There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, which have not played any games in the last 3 years. The last time they faced each other was on 17-03-2007, in a match that ended the final score: Chelsea (3-0) Sheffield United.
After 1 victory, 1 draw and 1 defeat, the home team is currently in 13th position, with 4 points conquered. In their last game, they won Norwich City out by (2‑3), after in the previous game they had drawn for (1‑1) at home, in a match against Leicester City. In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Chelsea won 7 and drew 3. Their defense has not been very solid, since they suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 games, but their attack has scored regularly, since He scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 home games for all competitions: he suffered 5 of his 13 goals between minutes (46′ ‑ 60 ‘).
Chelsea arrive at this motivated match, after a 2-3 away victory against Norwich: Abraham and Mount scored the victory goals. The house team generally acts in a tactical system in 4-3-3, favoring rapid transitions, mainly through the wings, being the three most advanced men Mount, Abraham and Pulisic. In any case, the local club can also play soccer ball possession, progressing in the field through short passes. One of the great strengths of the local team is the efficiency with which it defends the stopped balls. It is unlikely that coach Frank Lampard can count on Marco van Ginkel, Loftus-Cheek, Kanté, Reece James and Blackman, due to injury.
Sheffield United :
After 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss, the away team is currently in 9th position, with 4 points won. In their last game, they lost with Leicester City at home by (1-2), after in the previous match they won at home, in a match against Crystal Palace, by (1-2). The team comes to this match after a home victory with Blackburn Rovers by (2‑1). In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Sheffield United won 5, drew 3 and lost 2. Their attack has scored regularly, as they always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games.
Sheffield United is motivated for this match, after a 2-1 home victory against Blackburn, for the English League Cup: Stearman and Norwood scored the winning goals. The visiting team generally plays in a 5-3-2, favoring a slower and more organized style of play, attacking preferably through the central corridor. In this tactical scheme, the two most advanced players will be Robinson and McGoldrick. In the midfield they should play Norwood, Freeman and Lundstram. Coach Chris Wilder must have all the players available for this match.