Follow the latest updates live from the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Sheffield United as the Blues look to maintain their return to winning ways at Stamford Bridge.

Life under Frank Lampard got off to a tricky start as Chelsea failed to win any of their first three matches under their former midfielder, but last time out the Blues finally got up and running with victory over Norwich City and will hope to back that up with another three points this afternoon.

Sheffield United have shown they will not be pushovers this season though and sit four places above Chelsea despite being level on points. Follow the live action below.


GOAL!


Chelsea 2 – 2 Sheffield United – Mousset

 

GOAL! It’s in! They’ve levelled the game!


Chelsea 2 – 1 Sheffield United

 

Oh my! Mousset gets the ball into the box after beating Jorginho, He aims for Robinson who lets fly and wins a corner with his shot being deflected out of play.


Chelsea 2 – 1 Sheffield United

 

Gilmour is fouled by Baldock over on the right. Willian delivers it into the box, Henderson taps it away as far as Mount who strikes one wide of the post!

 


Chelsea 2 – 1 Sheffield United

 

18-year-old Billy Gilmour makes his first appearance for Chelsea to a raucous applause. Batshuayi also comes on. Kovacic and Abraham go off.


Chelsea 2 – 1 Sheffield United

 

After being under pressure for the last ten minutes or so, Chelsea send Jorgninho and Pulisic into the Blades area but the two mid-fielders get into a tangle and Sheffield United boot the ball clear.


Chelsea 2 – 1 Sheffield United

 

Sheffield United have a corner. O’Connell plays a one-two with Freeman to get past Azpilicueta and put the ball into the near post. Robinson is searching for it but Zouma puts it behind. 

 

The corner is poor and Kepa claims it. Sheffield United are in the ascendancy, Chelsea haven’t been good in this half.


Chelsea 2 – 1 Sheffield United

 

He’s had a quiet game today as McBurnie goes off with McGoldrick coming on for Sheffield United. It’s a like-for-like replacement.

 

Chelsea threaten to break as they storm forward on the counter attack, Abraham has the ball with Willian for company, he tries to play Willian into the box but O’Connell makes a vital interception as the pass is played in.


Chelsea 2 – 1 Sheffield United

 

Ross Barkley makes way for Willian as Chelsea make a change. He tries to make an impact immediately with a long ball up to Abraham but it’s easily intercepted.


Chelsea 2 – 1 Sheffield United

 

Basham goes on a mad run and Chelsea look a little shocked as Azpilicueta and Kepa combine to boot the ball long. 

 

Earlier Kovacic and Norwood clashed heads as they both went for a fifty-fifty ball, they’re both okay though.

GOAL!


Chelsea 2 – 1 Sheffield United – Robinson

 

46 mins: GOAL! Sheffield United are back in it!

 

Stevens does for Azpilicueta and brings the ball to the byline before squaring the ball back across goal. Robinson is there the get on the end of the ball and turn it into the net.


Chelsea 2 – 0 Sheffield United

 

Second half: Chelsea restart the match, no changes from either side.


Chelsea 2 – 0 Sheffield United

 

Chelsea have a two goal lead but they haven’t dominated the game. Frank Lampard will want his side to create more chances. 

 

Mistakes from the goalkeeper and the centre-backs allowed Tammy Abraham to score both goals.

HALF TIME


Chelsea 2 – 0 Sheffield United

 

Half-time: The whistle goes to signal half-time, the Chelsea fans rise to applaud Tammy Abraham as he leaves the pitch, he’s scored both goals but it’s been the mistakes from Sheffield Utd that have cost them. 

YELLOW CARD


Chelsea 2 – 0 Sheffield United

 

Four goals in two games for Tammy Abraham. McBurnie is frustrated and picks up a yellow card for a bit of backchat to the referee, Stuart Atwell.

 


Chelsea 1 – 0 Sheffield United

 

CHANCE! Out of nowhere Sheffield United get a good chance to equalise. Chris Basham is free on the right of Chelsea’s area, he volleys the ball into the area where Callum Robinson gets lo and meets it with a header right in front of goal.

 

He needs to do better as he heads it wide!


Chelsea 1 – 0 Sheffield United

 

CHANCE! Good link up play between Abraham and Kovacic on the edge of the 18-yard-box. Abraham gives the ball to Kovacic who drops his shoulder and gets into the box, he shoots back across goal but sends it wide of the far post.


Chelsea 1 – 0 Sheffield United

Stevens makes an error and gives away a dangerous free kick on the edge of the ‘D’ just right of centre. Barkley takes the free kick and hits the wall. 

What time does it start?

Chelsea vs Sheffield United kicks off at 3pm on Saturday 31 August.

Where can I watch it?

The match will not be shown live on TV in the United Kingdom, with highlights on Match of the Day on BBC One at 10:30pm. Follow the live updates with The Independent’s blog throughout the afternoon.

Team news

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

Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Alonso, Gilmour, Willian, Giroud, Batshuayi

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

Subs: Moore, Sharp, McGoldrick, Stearman, Mousset, Osborn, Besic

 

Odds

Chelsea to win: 4/1

Sheffield United to win: 9/1

Draw: 15/4



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