With Chelsea having gone three matches without conceding a goal since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel, the German will be hoping to extend that run at Bramall Lane 0n Sunday.
The former PSG boss is the first Chelsea manager to achieve the feat since J*sé M*urinho led his Chelsea side to the Premier League title in 2004/2005.
Chelsea’s midweek 1-0 victory at Three Point L*ne did much to enhance Tuchel’s reputation amongst The Blue’s faithful with positives results against Sp*rs always beneficial to any Stamford Bridge manager.
With hosts Sheffield Utd firmly anchored at the foot of the Premier League, the Londoners will be expected to win this game, however, last season, Chelsea visited Bramall Lane and came away the victims of a 3-0 defeat in a game that many had expected them to win.
Nonetheless, Chelsea should be favourites to return to London with all three points. That said, as all long-standing Chelsea supporters know, nothing is guaranteed when it comes to the fortunes of their side.
The Blades have won three out of their last five matches and recorded a memorable 2-1 win against Manchester Utd at Old Trafford along the way.
In last season’s meeting at Stamford Bridge, a brace scored by Tammy Abraham gave both sides a share of the points in a game that ended 2-2.
Should Olivier Giroud get a game, he will mark his 250th appearance in the Premier League.
While if Timo Werner is chosen to play a part, I have a feeling that he’ll break his barren spell although, with that in mind, I have been very wrong about the German’s scoring ability in the past few weeks.
Even so, I’ll be having a bet on him to score at any time during the game, the price being 2.80 with our friends at FansBet.
About the Author
Londoner David Johnstone is a home, away and European away Chelsea supporter and has missed just six matches since 2001 (although he’s quick to state there are plenty of other supporters with better attendance records than him).
He has been involved with the fanzine scene at Chelsea since around 1991 and started the ‘cfcuk’ fanzine in 1999 which was, until Mr Abramovich bought the club in 2003, named ‘Matthew Harding’s Blue And White Army’.
David was also responsible for forming both the Chelsea Supporters’ Group and the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust which are the main two bodies that represent the followers of Chelsea FC and take their concerns to those running the club.
A founder of the highly regarded Chelsea FanCast weekly podcast (but is no longer involved) and responsible for the crowd surfing banners and supporter displays that are seen in the Matthew Harding Stand at Stamford Bridge on matchday.
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