It's another of the newly promoted clubs for Chelsea this weekend when Sheffield United are in town, and our build-up to Saturday's fixture begins with all the key facts and figures...

Chelsea vs Sheffield United head-to-head record

The Blues and the Blades meet for the fourth time at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League, and first since 2006/07.

Dave Bassett was in charge the last occasion Sheffield Utd left Stamford Bridge with three points in October 1992. Goals from Adrian Littlejohn and Brian Deane secured the 2-1 win.

Sheffield United have not kept a clean sheet at the Bridge since October 1922, almost 97 years ago. The Blades have conceded in all 30 league and cup games since.

Biggest league win for each team:Chelsea 6-1 Sheffield Utd 1961/62Sheffield Utd 4-0 Chelsea 1930/31Sheffield Utd’s biggest win at Stamford Bridge is 4-1 in 1946/47


CHELSEA 3 SHEFFIELD UNITED 0Premier League, 17.03.2007, 3pm

Chelsea (4-3-3) Cech; Boulahrouz, Carvalho, Terry (c), A Cole (Ferreira 65); Wright-Phillips, Makelele, Lampard (Ballack h/t); Kalou, Shevchenko (Drogba 65), Robben.Manager Jose MourinhoScorers Shevchenko 4, Kalou 17, Ballack 58

Sheffield Utd (4-4-1-1) Kenny; Geary, Morgan (c), Davis, Armstrong; Gillespie, Montgomery, Jagielka, Kazim-Richards; Quinn (Tonge 67); Hulse (Nade 26).Manager Neil Warnock

Referee Chris FoyAttendance 41,897

Chelsea's recent home record

Chelsea have lost just one of our last 54 home Premier League games against newly promoted clubs, winning 44. Our defeat came against Bournemouth in December 2015.

Chelsea have only lost one of our last 23 home league games (13 wins, nine draws), which was against Leicester in December 2018.

Tammy Abraham stats

His brace against Norwich last week takes his total to 28.

Against Norwich, Chelsea had two English players (Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount) aged 21 or under score in the same Premier League match for the first time since 22 August 1992, when Eddie Newton and Graham Stuart scored against Sheffield Wednesday.

Only Norwich (eight) have conceded more goals across the opening three Premier League matches this season than Chelsea (seven).

In his playing career for the Blues, Frank Lampard won both his two games against the Blades, scoring one goal.

League games sinceA home win: 1A home draw: 0A home defeat: 10

Chelsea milestones

Willian made his 200th Premier League appearance for the Blues at Norwich. He is the eighth overseas player to reach that milestone for the club behind Petr Cech (333), Branislav Ivanovic (261), Didier Drogba (254), John Mikel Obi (249), Eden Hazard (245), Cesar Azpilicueta (238) and Gianfranco Zola (229).

Kurt Zouma made his 50th Premier League appearance for the Blues in the same match at Carrow Road.

Sheffield United stats

Last seasonChampionship - SecondFA Cup - Third roundLeague Cup - First roundTop scorer all competitions - Billy Sharp 24

Last season’s Championship statsMost starts (max 46): Henderson 46, Fleck 45, Stevens 45.Most goals: Sharp 23, McGoldrick 15, Duffy 6.Most clean sheets: Henderson 21

Sheffield United became the first Premier League side to name an all British/Irish starting XI in each of their first three games of a season since Wolves in 2011/12.

The Blades are winless in their last 11 Premier League away games, drawing two and losing nine.

Sheffield United have won two of their last 22 top-flight matches in London – however, both wins were at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea, in March and October 1992.

Since a 2-3 loss at Chelsea on the final day of the 1993/94 season, Sheffield United have failed to score more than once in their last 20 Premier League away games, netting nine goals in that run.

Phil Jagielka became the oldest player to appear in the Premier League for Sheffield United (37 years 1 day) when he came on in the 89th minute of the Blades fixture against Crystal Palace - the previous oldest was Chris Kamara in March 1994 (36 years 78 days).

Blades manager Chris Wilder has never coached a team against Chelsea.


Saturday 24 AugustSheffield United 1 Leicester City 2Team 3-5-2: Henderson; Basham (Morrison 78), Egan, O’Connell; Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood (c), Freeman, Stevens; McGoldrick (McBurnie 54), Robinson (Sharp 54).Scorer: McBurnie (62)

League games sinceAn away win: 2An away draw: 0An away defeat: 10

Sheffield United's summer transfers


Luke Freeman - QPRPhil Jagielka - EvertonCallum Robinson - PrestonRavel Morrison - FreeLys Mousset - BournemouthBen Osborn - Nottingham ForestDean Henderson - Manchester United, loanOli McBurnie - Swansea CityMichael Verrips - FreeMo Besic - Everton, loan


Paul Coutts - ReleasedMartin Cranie - ReleasedConor Washington - ReleasedDaniel Lafferty - ReleasedCaolan Lavery - ReleasedNathan Thomas - Gillingham, loanRhys Norrington-Davies - Rochdale, loanJake Eastwood - Scunthorpe, loanOliver Greaves - Barrow, loanTyler Smith - Bristol Rovers, loanNathan Thomas - Carlisle United, loanRegan Slater - Scunthorpe United, loanChed Evans - Fleetwood TownMark Duffy - Stoke City, loan


There are no suspensions

In the Premier League, five yellow cards received before 19 league fixtures have been played will result in a one match suspension in the competition. Jorginho has now had a yellow card in all three Premier League games this season.

Premier League bookings listChelsea: Jorginho 3, Abraham 1, Kante 1, Zouma 1Sheffield United: Lundstram 2, Baldock 1, Fleck 1, Freeman 1

Chelsea vs Sheffield United referee and VAR

Referee: Stuart AttwellVAR: Tim Robinson

Attwell was the official for just one of our Premier League games last season – away to Brighton in December.