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Predicted Sheffield United XI v Chelsea: Two changes, Sharp keeps place up front

Sheffield United take on Chelsea today Bramall Lane looking for another Premier League win in 2021.

The Blades have made a good start to the year but still sit rock bottom of the table with just 11 points from 22 games. However, a win today could move United off the bottom, depending on West Brom’s result at Spurs.

Three points would put Chris Wilder’s men within nine points of Burnley, although Burnley and Newcastle have pulled a bit clear in recent weeks.

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The Blades boss once again faces a couple of selection headaches due to injury and the potential return of players. The gaffer has confirmed Ben Osborn is fully fit, while Enda Stevens may well be involved. George Baldock is ‘touch and go’, while United also have Ethan Ampadu unavailable due to loan rules.

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Up top, Wilder will surely stick with Billy Sharp. The experienced striker is in fine form and flying high after his winner against West Brom in midweek.

Here, then, is how we see the Blades lining up as they welcome Chelsea to Bramall Lane this evening.

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