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Sheffield United vs Chelsea - the stats

There are just four league games to go now, and here we have all the key facts and figures you need to know ahead of our next outing...


Sheffield United vs Chelsea head-to-head Premier League record

The Blues and the Blades meet for the fourth time at Bramall Lane in the Premier League and first time since 2006/07.

After winning their first three Premier League games against Chelsea between 1992 and 1993, Sheffield United are winless in their last four against the Blues.

Dave Bassett was in charge the last occasion Sheffield Utd beat the Blues at Bramall Lane, in November 1993. Willie Falconer scored the only goal in the first half.

Chelsea are seeking successive away league wins at Bramall Lane for the first time since 1965.

The reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge in August ended 2-2 after the Blues let a two-goal lead slip. It was the first point Sheffield United had taken from the Bridge since 1992/93. Tammy Abraham with two, Callum Robinson and a Kurt Zouma own-goal were on the scoresheet.
 

Biggest league win for each team

Sheffield Utd 0-4 Chelsea - 1930/31
Chelsea 6-1 Sheffield Utd - 1961/62

Chelsea’s biggest win at Bramall Lane is 3-0 in 1907/08

 

Last league meeting at Bramall Lane

SHEFFIELD UNITED 0 CHELSEA 2
Premier League, 28.10.2006, 12.45pm

Sheffield Utd (4-5-1): Kenny; Bromby (Kozluk 64), Jagielka (c), Davis, Armstrong; Gillespie, (Kabba 67), Tonge (Montgomery 7), Leigertwood, Quinn, Webber; Hulse.
Manager Neil Warnock
Penalty miss Webber 17

Chelsea (4-3-3) Hilario; Ferreira, Carvalho, Terry (c), Bridge; Ballack, Essien, Lampard; Robben (Makelele 83), Drogba (Kalou h/t), J Cole (Wright-Phillips 66)
Manager Jose Mourinho
Scorers Lampard 43, Ballack 49
Penalty save Hilario 17

Referee
Martin Atkinson
Attendance 32,321

 


Chelsea stats

Following Tuesday’s games, the Blues moved up to third in the Premier League for the first time since 22 November, having spent 227 consecutive days in fourth place.
 

Frank Lampard’s side have won five of our last six Premier League games.

Chelsea have scored two or more goals in 10 of our last 11 Premier League games, only failing to do so in the 0-2 loss to Man Utd at Stamford Bridge in February.

Lampard’s side have the second-best away record in the Premier League with 30 points from 17 matches. Only Liverpool have gained more (41).

No side has scored more Premier League goals on the road this term than Chelsea (36).

The Blues have kept one clean sheet in our 17 away Premier League encounters this campaign, a 2-0 victory against Tottenham in December. We have conceded 30 away league goals which is more than any of the other side in the top half.

Tammy Abraham has scored nine away goals for Chelsea in the Premier League this season – only Didier Drogba (15 in 2009/10) and Nicolas Anelka (11 in 2008/09) have netted more on the road in a single Premier League campaign for the Blues.

Olivier Giroud has now scored five goals in his last eight Premier League games for Chelsea.
 


Willian has had a direct hand in a Chelsea goal in four consecutive Premier League games for the first time (four goals, two assists).


Premier League scorers

Abraham 14, Willian 9 (4 pens), Pulisic 8, Mount 6, Giroud 5, Alonso 4, Jorginho 4 (3 pens), Kanté 3, Azpilicueta 2, Rudiger 2, Barkley 1, Batshuayi 1, Hudson-Odoi 1, Kovacic 1, Pedro 1, Tomori 1

 

Milestones

Cesar Azpilicueta is due to make his 381st appearance for Chelsea, bringing him level with Didier Drogba and equal 13th on the club’s all-time appearances list.

If in the starting XI this weekend, Andreas Christensen will make his 50 start in the Premier League and Ross Barkley will start for the 50th time in all competitions in a Chelsea shirt.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek made his 50th Premier League appearance for the Blues at Crystal Palace.
 


Sheffield United stats


This season’s Premier League stats

Most appearances: Baldock, Basham, Norwood, Stevens all on 34
Most goals: Mousset 6, Fleck 5, McBurnie 5
Most assists: Mousset 4, Baldock, Lundstram, Stevens all on 3
Most clean sheets: Henderson 12



With victory in their last game, Sheffield United have won three consecutive home Premier League games for the first time since August 1993.

Only Liverpool and Manchester City have conceded fewer home Premier League goals than the Blades (14).

Chris Wilder's side are unbeaten in five home Premier League matches, their best such run of the season.


Their tally of 51 points is the highest by a newly-promoted team after 34 matches of a Premier League season since Wigan’s 48 in 2005/06.

Five of Sheffield United's last 10 Premier League goals have been scored from corners, with each of their past two scored by John Egan.

Dean Henderson has kept 12 clean sheets in the Premier League this season, only Nick Pope (14), Alisson (13) and Ederson (13) have kept more.

The Blades have won nine of their 17 home games, lost five and drawn three.

Premier League scorers

Mousset 6, Fleck 5, McBurnie 5, Lundstram 4, Sharp 3, Baldock 2, Egan 2, Stevens 2, Berge 1, Norwood 1, C Robinson 1
 

Chris Wilder’s managerial record against Chelsea

Won 0
Drawn 1
Lost 0

 

Sheffield Utd’s last Premier League game

Wednesday 8 July
Sheffield United 1 Wolves 0
Team 3-5-2: Henderson; Basham, Egan, O’Connell; Baldock, Berge, Norwood, Osborn, Stevens; McBurnie (Mousset 49), Sharp (c) (Zivkovic 71).
Booked O’Connell, Stevens
Scorer Egan 90+3
 

Discipline

There are no suspensions.

In the Premier League, the deadline for suspension for accumulating five and 10 bookings has passed. Players must now avoid accruing 15 cautions before the end of the season to escape a three-match ban.


Premier League bookings list

Sheffield United: Fleck 7, Norwood 7, Baldock 6, Stevens 6, Lundstram 5, Basham 4, McBurnie 4, O’Connell 4, Besic 2, Egan 2, Freeman 2, Henderson 2, McGoldrick 2, Mousset 1, C Robinson 1, Sharp 1

Chelsea: Jorginho 10, Kovacic 7, Christensen 5, Zouma 5, Alonso 4, Kanté 4, Willian 4, Emerson 3, Mount 3, Rudiger 3, Tomori 3, Abraham 2, Hudson-Odoi 1, James 1, Pedro 1


Referee and VAR

Referee: Andre Marriner
VAR: Andy Madley

Andre Marriner is refereeing Chelsea for the third occasion this season. He was the official for our 2-2 draw at Bournemouth in February and our home clash with Newcastle in October.


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