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Chelsea continue their late hunt for a European qualifying place in the Premier League standings as they visit relegation-threatened Sheffield United on Sunday.

Following their dramatic late comeback against Man United on Thursday, the Blues sat 10th in the league table entering the weekend, which in most seasons would be a signal to mail the final eight games of the year in. Yet this season that’s not the case, as possibly five, six, or even seven clubs from the Premier League could reach the Champions League alone, meaning there would be the potential for clubs further down the table to reach the Europa League or Conference League.

Chelsea can still make up ground on West Ham and Man United above them, meaning they are still in the thick of the battle for Europe despite the season’s narrative that they have little to play for the rest of the way.


Meanwhile, Sheffield United are almost surely headed for the Championship, sitting last in the table on 15 points. While the Blades have looked improved in recent weeks, earning draws with Bournemouth and Fulham, the truth is it’s far too little far too late, and mathematical confirmation of the drop could come sooner rather than later.

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Chelsea vs Sheffield United prediction, odds

  • Moneyline lean: Draw (+400)
  • Score prediction: Chelsea 2-2 Sheffield United

This feels like a classic trap for Chelsea, who have taken one step forward and one step back all season long. The emotional win over Manchester United midweek will have sapped the Blues of fitness, something they’ve struggled with under Mauricio Pochettino, and in a match against Sheffield United which provides far less natural motivation than a rivalry game against the Red Devils, the players will be at risk of switching off.

The Blues were poor for long stretches against United, coughing up a 2-0 lead before halftime and falling 3-2 down early in the second half. While the victory will provide a boost, the hallmark of this team within matches and on the larger scope has been a failure to turn positive results into consistent performances. There’s an opportunity for the Blades here, and a play on Sheffield United double chance at +185 feels tasty.

 

  BetMGM
(USA)
Sheffield Utd. win +575
Draw +400
Chelsea win -250
Both teams
to score Y/N
-165 / +115
Over / Under
3.5 goals
+100 / -140
Chelsea
-1.5 goals
-140
Sheffield Utd.
+1.5 goals
+100

Chelsea vs Sheffield United match facts

  • Date: Sunday, Apr. 7, 2024
  • Kickoff time: 5:30 p.m. local (12:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. PT)
  • Location: Bramall Lane (Sheffield, England)
  • Referee: Robert Jones, VAR: Paul Tierney
  • Last meeting: Chelsea 2-0 Sheffield United (Dec. 16, 2024 | Premier League)

Chelsea vs Sheffield United best bet

  • Pick: 1H — Chelsea to win & over 1.5 total goals
  • Odds: +220 (BetMGM)

The dramatic late comeback against Manchester United won’t do much to negate the season-long second-half struggles, but they do inspire confidence in overall improvement from Chelsea. They remain a dangerous threat before halftime, and should manage to batter the Blades before the break enough to take a commanding lead.

Whether they can maintain that advantage, however, is anyone’s guess.

Chelsea vs Sheffield United prop bet

  • Pick: Conor Gallagher 1+ shot on target
  • Odds: -135 (FanDuel)

If you’re looking for a piece to build a parlay, here’s a great shout. While Cole Palmer takes all the headlines, Conor Gallagher has quietly risen to his best over the last few weeks, scoring his third league goal of the season last time out against Man United, with all three of those goals coming since the start of February.

Gallagher has a shot on target in eight of his 11 matches across all competitions since February, making this a great play either straight up or as part of a larger puzzle.

Chelsea vs Sheffield United live stream, TV channel

  TV channel Streaming
USA NBC, USA Network, Telemundo Fubo USA, NBC Sports app, Telemundo Deportes en Vivo, Universo NOW
Canada  — Fubo Canada
UK  —  —

U.S. broadcast rights holder NBC Sports have decided to place this game and the Manchester United vs Liverpool match before it on both USA Network and NBC’s network channel. Both channels are available to stream on Fubo, with a FREE trial offered to new users.


In Canada, the home for every match of the 2023/24 Premier League season is Fubo Canada, including this game between Arsenal and Brighton.

Meanwhile, domestically in the UK, this match will not be televised, as Sky Sports has opted to expend its two-match Sunday limit on the other two games scheduled on the day.