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Chelsea vs Sheffield Utd Preview: Head to Head, Form Guide, Injury News and Prediction

Stamford Bridge is set to welcome fans to an exciting Premier League encounter on Saturday 2023-12-16, at 3:00 PM UTC, as Chelsea and Sheffield United lock horns. This rendezvous is anticipated to showcase thrilling football stunts from both the teams, attempting to divert the results in their favour.

Head to Head

In their past 5 meet-ups, Chelsea had an upper hand with 3 victories against Sheffield United’s sole win, while one game ended up as a draw. In their last encounter held on 2023-03-21, Chelsea dominated the game with a 2-0 victory.

Current Form

The Blues, Chelsea, seem to be in a turbulent phase considering their last five games. They endured losses against Everton and Manchester United, while notching narrow wins over Brighton and more significantly, a thrilling draw against Manchester City. They currently sit 12th in the league with 19 points.

Chelsea’s last 5 games

  1. Everton 2-0 Chelsea
  2. Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea
  3. Chelsea 3-2 Brighton
  4. Newcastle 4-1 Chelsea
  5. Chelsea 4-4 Manchester City

On the other hand, Sheffield Utd, despite their win against Brentford, seems to be struggling, with heavy losses to the likes of Liverpool and Burnley. This alarming form of losing 4 of their last 5 games has left them languishing at the bottom of the Premier League table with 8 points.

Sheffield Utd’s last 5 games

  1. Sheffield Utd 1-0 Brentford
  2. Sheffield Utd 0-2 Liverpool
  3. Burnley 5-0 Sheffield Utd
  4. Sheffield Utd 1-3 Bournemouth
  5. Brighton 1-1 Sheffield Utd

Player Availability Forecast

Chelsea’s line-up will witness major gaps due to the injury-induced absence of T. Chalobah, B. Chilwell, C. Chukwuemeka, W. Fofana, M. Gusto, and L. Ugochukwu, while M. Bettinelli, R. Lavia, and C. Nkunku’s probable absence is still under the clouds. However, Sheffield Utd seems to be lucky in this context with no listed injuries.


Despite their recent struggles, the statistics favour a Chelsea victory, projecting 45% chances to their favour and a mere 10% in Sheffield’s. Besides, Chelsea, currently positioned in 12th place, will be aiming for a win to climb up the league table, whereas Sheffield Utd, firmly in the relegation zone, will be desperately seeking points to avoid the drop. Betting aficionados might want to put their money on Chelsea for a victorious outcome.

Looking Ahead

In conclusion, despite the injury setbacks for Chelsea and Sheffield’s bottom-of-the-league position, the game promises to deliver riveting entertainment. A Chelsea victory is a likely outcome, but as the beauty of the game goes, anything can happen on the day. So, let’s sit back and enjoy what will undoubtedly be a spectacle on Stamford Bridge on the given date.

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