Kick-off: 1330, 21/03/2021
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Chelsea are on a high after reaching the last eight of the Champions League and it would be a major upset if Sheffield United are the ones to end their unbeaten record under Thomas Tuchel.
The Blues face an exciting end to the season due to their form since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard while the FA Cup run has only been a small consolation for Championship-bound Sheffield United.
Chelsea have registered 11 clean sheets in 13 matches without defeat since Tuchel took over and a home win to nil at 20/23 is an obvious Chelsea vs Sheff Utd prediction.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Hakim Ziyech and Emerson Palmieri struck as Chelsea dispatched 10-man Atletico Madrid 2-0 in Wednesday’s last-16 second-leg clash at Stamford Bridge.
The 3-0 aggregate win against the leaders of La Liga secured a first Champions League quarter-final since 2014 and the Blues have now gone almost 10 hours of play since conceding at Southampton in February.
“The most important is we feel we deserve this,” said Tuchel. “The most important is that we give the feedback for the guys what they did here in terms of quality and intensity.
“It’s most important you feel it and that no one has to convince you. You need to feel it.
“They play with a special bond and performances and results like this give you a certain edge and glue to achieve special things. You can only achieve this through results and experiences.”
Despite their impressive run, Chelsea are yet to score more than two goals in a game under Tuchel and may not be quite at their best if the manager, as expected, rotates his squad.
Looking at the Chelsea vs Sheff Utd odds, a home win and under 2.5 goals seems good value at 23/10.
A Look At Sheffield United’s Betting Odds
The timing of the fixture will give Sheffield United some hope of causing an upset but they are 5/1 to get through to the semi-finals.
Those odds reflect their results in a season in which they have lost 23 of their 29 Premier League matches and relegation is inevitable while their FA Cup run has been aided by them avoiding top-flight opposition so far.
The Blades parted company with manager Chris Wilder last weekend and Under-23s coach Paul Heckingbottom was in charge for the 5-0 thrashing at Leicester.
Captain Billy Sharp called the performance at the King Power Stadium “embarrassing” and said: “I am sure there will be changes next week. You could change the whole team if you wanted to and there wouldn’t be any complaints.”
The only hope is that a week to get over Wilder’s departure and Chelsea’s midweek exertions allows the Blades to be competitive, just as they were in last month’s league game at Bramall Lane when they lost 2-1.
They were gifted an equaliser by Antonio Rudiger’s own goal that day but are struggling for goals so a 2-0 Blues win at 21/4 completes our Chelsea vs Sheff Utd betting tips.
CHELSEA 2-0 Atletico Madrid – Hakim Ziyech, Emerson Palmieri
LEICESTER 5-0 Sheff Utd
Head-to-head: Sheff Utd 1-2 Chelsea, Chelsea 4-1 Sheff Utd, Sheff Utd 3-0 Chelsea, Chelsea 2-2 Sheff Utd
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