A last gasp winner from John Egan sent Chris Wilder on a rampage down the touchline, resulting in a strained calf for the Sheffield United boss.
However, that win has put them in a great position for Europa League football next season and an outside chance at the Champions League, though they’ll have to get past a Chelsea side who aren’t exactly goal-shy at the moment.
The Blues have won seven of their last eight across all competitions, while in the league alone they’ve scored at least twice in each of their past eight.
Although Bramall Lane has proved a tricky place to come this season, no side has scored more away goals than Frank Lampard’s men and they’d be second to Liverpool in a table of such results.
While this is certain to be a hard-fought contest, with Newcastle the only side to get the better of the Blades by more than a single strike here this term, we wouldn’t be surprised to see goals on the cards here.
Both Teams To Score
Although Wilder’s tactics ensure his matches tend to be relatively low-scoring affairs, as Sheffield United’s average of two match goals per game is the lowest in the division, Chelsea’s away record is in stark contrast to that.
No team has seen more goals than the Blues’ 3.9 per game on the road this season, while that’s not necessarily entirely down to their own attacking prowess, as 14 of their 17 such fixtures this season have seen both teams manage to register.
After a sluggish start in front of goal after the restart, where the Blades failed to net for three successive games, they’ve now scored five in three against top-half sides Spurs, Burnley and Wolves, as well as in defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup.
We’d back them to get on the scoresheet at home versus a leaky visiting defence, and we’re surprised to see the both teams to score market at odds-against.
Christian Pulisic To Score Anytime
Christian Pulisic and Willian have been on blistering form since the restart, scoring seven in five games between them.
However, the latter has seen three of his four goals come from the penalty spot, with the other coming direct from a free kick, and Sheffield United have only had two penalties awarded against them this season.
It’s the American who has looked the more dangerous from open play and his three goals since the return haven’t done him justice as he’s tested the keeper on numerous other occasions.
Seven of his nine goals in all competitions this season have come on the road, so we’re happy to get behind the youngster to be the shining light in this game.