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Chelsea vs Sheffield United: Confirmed team news for Premier League clash



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Chelsea take on Sheffield United in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon and the confirmed team news is in from Stamford Bridge.

Consecutive defeats on the road against Manchester United and Everton see Mauricio Pochettino eager to avoid a third straight Premier League defeat this weekend, which comes against bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United, who have recently appointed Chris Wilder to take over from Paul Heckingbottom.

“I know very well Sheffield United and Chris and it is going to be tough,” admitted Pochettino, who will welcome Christopher Nkunku into his league side for the first time following a knee injury in pre-season, pre-match.

The Chelsea boss added: “They will be aggressive, low block and it has been difficult for us against a low block. Most important is working on our mentality and our way to play, find different solutions and be more solid and consistent.

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“Now for (Saturday), the most important is the aspect in the way we are going to approach the game. The signal is I lose my voice as we were shouting a lot. It’s true.

“It’s in the mind of the squad and the team, it’s about to agree to many things, that is when the project start, they don’t agree many things. We are going to fight and everything that works and to succeed, from our side we are motivated to work really hard to find a way to perform and win the games.”

The Premier League clash will get underway at 3pm (UK time) and will not be available to watch live in the United Kingdom.

Here is the confirmed team news from London as Chelsea take on Sheffield United.


Starting XI: Petrovic, Disasi, Thiago Silva, Badiashile, Colwill, Gallagher, Caicedo, Sterling, Palmer, Mudryk, Jackson

Bench: Bettinelli, Bergstrom, Gilchrist, Gusto, Maatsen, Enzo, Matos, Nkunku, Broja

Sheffield United

Starting XI: Foderingham, Bogle, Ahmedhodzic, Lowe, Trusty, Archer, Brooks, Vinicius Souza, McAtee, Hamer, McBurnie

Bench: Davies, Osborn, Baldock, Traore, Osula, Thomas, Larouci, Slimane, Norwood