Follow all the action as Chelsea welcome Sheffield United to Stamford Bridge this afternoon.
Frank Lampard’s side have shown serious improvements in recent weeks, having now kept a clean sheet in their last five successive matches, and can move into the top four with a victory.
It’s been a different story for Sheffield United so far, though, with Chris Wilder’s side taking just one point from their opening seven games. Furthermore, the Blades have only scored three goals in total and desperately need a result to kickstart their season. Follow all the action below live:
Chelsea are well on top now, forcing the visitors back and repeatedly finding space in wide areas.
GOAL! Chelsea 1-1 Sheffield United (Abraham)
There’s the equaliser! Ziyech feeds Kovacic down the right and the midfielder cuts the ball into the middle, where Abraham is waiting. His shot is scuffed slightly but bounces into the far corner. Two goals in two for the young striker, and Chelsea are back on track.
Lowe stings Mendy’s palms with a driven shot from about 20 yards out.
Ziyech has failed with a couple of searching balls in the last couple of minutes and looks visibly frustrated. This has been a typically disciplined Sheffield United performance so far, although they were in a similar situation away at Liverpool, so it’s not particularly surprising.
Mount cuts in from the left and curls a cross towards the back post. It runs through to Ramsdale.
Abraham jinks his way into the box and manages to dig out a shot, but it lacks the power to beat Ramsdale.
Norwood whips a free kick into the box and Mendy comes out to claim it. He’s been beaten for the first time in the Premier League, though there was very little he could do about it.
Chelsea were the last team Sheffield United beat in the Premier League, of course. McGoldrick scored twice in that 3-0 victory at Bramall Lane.
GOAL! Chelsea 0-1 Sheffield United (McGoldrick)
Sheffield United take a short corner, working the ball to Baldock in space on the right. His ball across finds Berge, whose low shot is diverted home cleverly from close range by McGoldrick. He scores against Chelsea again, and the visitors lead!
Baldock latches onto a ball over the top of Chilwell, who gets in the way of the right-back’s attempted shot. It deflects behind for a corner, which Silva emphatically heads away.
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