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Preview to Chelsea vs Sheffield Utd

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Six days on from the disaster at Goodison Park, Chelsea are back in Premier League action taking on 20th place Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge.

With victory against Brighton at the beginning of the month, Chelsea are looking to win two home games in a row for the first time since October 2022, being a 3-0 win over Wolves.

There’s potentially a couple of bad omens facing Pochettino this weekend, one being his final two matches in charge of Tottenham were Everton (A) and Sheffield United (H). This is the same pattern of fixture, if Pochettino wasn’t worried about lightning striking twice, another stat just might, tomorrows referee took charge of both Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter’s final games in charge of the club.

Given Chelsea’s struggle to break down low blocks, this damming stat could put a new level of crisis in perspective. According to the BBC, Sheffield United haven’t kept a clean sheet in 29 league trips to Stamford Bridge since a 0-0 draw in October 1922. – Chelsea have already lost to Brentford and Nottingham Forest with both keeping a clean sheet.

One stat that Chelsea can look in positive light is that Raheem Sterling has been involved in 19 goals in his last 18 league appearances against newly promoted teams, scoring 15 and assisting 4. The most recent being Burnley and then Luton prior to that. The above statistic was also provided by the BBC.

Chelsea desperately need the points as the club look to re-enter the top half of the table.

 

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