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Chelsea v Sheffield United

Chelsea vs Sheffield United: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

16:00 EAT 31/08/2019
Chelsea's Fikayo Tomori
With their first win of the season under the belt, Frank Lampard's Blues will be keen to push on against their recently promoted visitors this weekend

Chelsea will look to make it back-to-back victories for the first time in 2019-20 when they host Premier League new boys Sheffield United this weekend.

Frank Lamaprd's Blues picked up their first win of the season in a 3-2 thriller against Norwich last time out and now face another former Championship face at Stamford Bridge as they seek a second.

Chris Wilder's side have only lost to Leicester since their return to the top flight, however, and given their knack for a good result, might back themselves to spring an upset when they travel down the M1.

Game Chelsea vs Sheffield United
Date Saturday, August 31
Time 3:00pm BST / 10:00am ET
Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial)

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In the United States (US), the game can be watched  live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .

New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.

US TV channel Online stream
NBCSN fubo TV (7-day free trial)

In the UK, the match will not be broadcast or streamed due to falling inside the blackout period.

UK TV channel Online Stream

Squads & Team News

Position Chelsea squad
Goalkeepers Kepa, Caballero, Cumming
Defenders Rudiger, Alonso, Christensen, Azpiliueta, Emerson, James, Zouma, Tomori
Midfielders Jorginho, Kante, Barkley, Pulisic, Kenedy, Kovacic, Bakayoko, Mount
Forwards Pedro, Giroud, Willian, Abraham

Chelsea XI : Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Emerson; Jorginho, Kovacic; Barkley, Mount, Pulisic; Abraham.

Position Sheffield United squad
Goalkeepers Henderson, Moore, Verrips
Defenders Basham, Egan, O'Connell, Jagielka, Stearman, Freeman, Bryan
Midfielders Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens, Osborn, Besic, Morrison
Forwards McBurnie, Robinson, Sharp, McGoldrick, Mousset

Sheffield United XI : Henderson; Baldock, Basham, Egan, O'Connell, Stevens; Freeman, Norwood, Lundstram; McBurnie, Robinson

Betting & Match Odds

Chelsea are the odds-on favourites to win at 4/11 with bet365 . Sheffield meanwhile can be backed at 8/1 while a draw is available at 15/4.

Click here to see all of bet365's offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.

Match Preview

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will look to rack up his second win of the season when his side host newly-promoted Sheffield United in the Premier League this weekend.

The ex-midfielder wrote his name into legend at Stamford Bridge, but until he edged a 3-2 thriller against Norwich last week, was yet to taste success in the hot seat.

Arriving from Derby to fill the boots of the oft-maligned Maurizio Sarri, Lampard saw his side battered by Manchester United in their opening game, before a devestating penatly shootout loss to Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup.

The one-time England star also faces the difficulty of a transfer ban and the loss of the talismanic Eden Hazard, but at the very least now looks to be on the right track - and another former Chelsea hero feels that the circumstances stacked against him could help be his making.

Ex-Blues defender Mario Melchiot feels that the chances Lampard will have to afford young players this season could help them replicate the success of Ajax last year, who came close to conquering Europe in a team untested at that level.

"Chelsea are bringing in the former players to coach, who will help the push for youth that they want to bring through," he stated . "If I was a young player at Chelsea, then I would be so excited. You have a coach who will give you an opportunity.

"He can’t bring in new players for at least a year so he has to use what he has around him. I have been a long advocate that Chelsea should use their youth players because they win so much at youth level.

"I saw Frank Lampard was watching the Under-23s. He knows he might need those players. This is their chance. Chelsea are more like Ajax this season. They can’t make big signings but the smart thing to do is promote the young boys.

"If they qualify again for Europe, it is a big success. Even the Europa League. Asking to win the league is silly. They can build on a European finish. They will build on the young players, then sign more alongside a group of successful homegrown talent.

"Bringing through homegrown talent is a success in itself. You see Chelsea’s youngsters won a lot of trophies but the real trophy is now that they are being used."