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Aug 31, 2019 at 3pm UK at ​Stamford Bridge
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How Chelsea could line up against Sheffield United

Ahead of Saturday's Premier League game between Chelsea and Sheffield United, Sports Mole looks at how the Blues could line up at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea play host to Sheffield United on Saturday afternoon with Frank Lampard having finally recorded his first competitive win since his return to Stamford Bridge.

While the first eight days of the season saw the Blues fail to defeat any of Manchester United, Liverpool or Leicester City, the West Londoners ended that run with a 3-2 victory against Norwich City.

However, given that they are still in the bottom half of the Premier League standings, the pressure remains on Chelsea ahead of the visit of the Blades.

Here, Sports Mole predicts how Lampard's side may line up against the newly-promoted outfit.



CHEXI VS. SHU

Out: Pedro (thigh), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Achilles), Callum Hudson-Odoi (Achilles), Reece James (ankle),
Doubtful: N'Golo Kante (ankle), Mason Mount (calf),

Lampard will hope to have N'Golo Kante back in contention this weekend, although the midfielder may have to make do with a place on the bench after Mateo Kovacic impressed at Carrow Road.

Providing that he can shake off a calf injury, Mason Mount will start, likely leaving Ross Barkley to return to the bench with Willian now ready to take on more responsibility after his prolonged summer break.

While Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi are both looking to feature in attack, Lampard will almost certainly keep faith with Tammy Abraham after his double against the Canaries.

Both Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen will be fearing for their places after Antonio Rudigier's return from a knee injury, but the German may be kept among the replacements until after the international break.

Despite a return to training after an Achilles injury, Callum Hudson-Odoi is not in contention to earn a place in the 18-man group this weekend.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool12111028101834
2Leicester CityLeicester128222982126
3Chelsea1282227171026
4Manchester CityMan City1281335132225
5Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd12453139417
6Arsenal124531617-117
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd124441612416
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves123721615116
9Bournemouth124441515016
10Burnley124351718-115
11Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124351517-215
12Crystal Palace124351016-615
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle124351118-715
14Tottenham HotspurSpurs123541817114
15Everton124261318-514
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham123451420-613
17Aston Villa123271720-311
18Watford12156823-158
19Southampton122281129-188
20Norwich CityNorwich122191128-177

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