In a battle between two sides who have a European finish at the top of their agenda, top-four chasers Chelsea will make the trip to what is a high-flying Bramall Lane on Saturday evening.
Managing to pick up what was the most dramatic of 3-2 wins against London rivals Crystal Palace in midweek, the Blues have now won five of their last six Premier League appearances and are in pole position to secure another campaign of Champions League football.
On the flip side, despite showing some worrying issues on their return to action last month, Sheffield United did manage to pick up a stunning late victory against Wolves on Wednesday night and have now collected seven points over their last three top-flight outings.
You might be interested to know, with the Blades coming from two goals down to snatch a point when they made the trip to Stamford Bridge earlier in the season, another stalemate between the European contenders can be found priced at 3/1 with Paddy Power for Saturday evening.
The Blades bounce back
Although a torrid return from the enforced break might have started to worry some in Sheffield United’s camp, the Blades have really bounced back in some style and the mood in Chris Wilder’s camp is once again on the rise.
Shocking many across the Premier League and grabbing what was a 93rd-minute winner against another top-four chaser in Wolves on Wednesday evening, Saturday’s hosts sit within touching distance of breaking into the top-six.
Continuing on what has been a fairy tale return for fans around Bramall Lane, they have collected seven points over their last three contests and are now priced at 10/1 with Betfair to land a European finish this year.
Elsewhere, once again finding the net in dramatic fashion against Wolves in midweek, defender John Egan has now bagged back-to-back strikes after scoring a sublime volley at Turf Moor last weekend.
You might be interested to know that the Republic of Ireland international can be found pencilled in as high as 16/1 with William Hill to make it three in three on Saturday evening.
Lampard’s leaky defence
Although Chelsea might have put on another attacking clinic at Selhurst Park in what eventually finished a 3-2 win on the road, Head Coach Frank Lampard has been vocal about his side’s rather glaring issues at the other end of the pitch.
Lucky to see Scott Dann’s last-gasp header come back off the post, the former England midfielder saw his side ship another brace on Tuesday night and is calling on some drastic improvements at the back.
While the Royal Blues might have collected back-to-back victories since their stunning 3-2 loss away at relegation scrappers West Ham last week, the Champions League chasers have recorded just a sole clean sheet in their last five Premier League appearances.
Along with shipping five goals in back-to-back trips away to the Hammers and Crystal Palace, Chelsea have already conceded at least a pair of goals away at the likes of Bournemouth, Leicester and Everton over the second half of the campaign.
Also throwing away a two-goal lead when they faced off against the Blades earlier in the season, you might be interested to know that Lampard’s side can be found priced at 10/3 with Ladbrokes to ship over 1.5 goals this weekend.