Odds, referee, TV details: Everything you need to know ahead of Sheffield United v Chelsea

Sheffield United’s mini-revival will be put to the test when they take on Chelsea at Bramall Lane on Sunday evening.

Thursday, 4th February 2021, 11:38 am

The Blades have won three out of their last five Premier League games – including the historic victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford last week – to move onto 11 points ahead of the encounter with Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea.

But despite their upturn in form, Chris Wilder’s men still find themselves well adrift of safety at the foot of the table and are 11 points behind fourth-from-bottom Burnley following the latest round of games in the top flight.

At the time of writing, the eighth place west Londoners are preparing to face bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur this evening and have yielded four points from six since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard as head coach.

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New Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel will bring his side to take on Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Sunday evening. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Here’s how you can follow the game.

When is the match? What time is kick-off?

The game takes place at Bramall Lane on Sunday, February 7 and kick-off is at 7.15pm.

Is Sheffield United v Chelsea on TV? How can I follow it live?

Yes, the game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

Its coverage begins at 7pm and the game will be screened on the Main Event and Premier League channels.

Fans can sign up to Sky’s Premier League and Football channels HERE, from £18 a month on a rolling month-to-month contract.

Alternatively, NOW TV offers fans the chance to enjoy the complete Sky Sports package without any lengthy contract.

The service is streamed through an app found on most smart TVs and portable devices. It can also be accessed through a NOW TV stick.

One off fees of £9.99 for a day pass or £33.99 for a month pass can be bought HERE.

How else can I follow the game?

As ever, The Star will also be running a comprehensive live blog with team news, live updates, reaction and analysis from Danny Hall and James Shield – who will be among only a handful of people allowed into Bramall Lane. You can follow them on Twitter via @DannyHall04 and @JamesShield1.

Who is the referee?

Kevin Friend is the referee and Simon Beck and Eddie Smart are his assistants. The fourth official is Andy Madley, with Simon Hooper on VAR duties. Timothy Wood is the assistant VAR,

What are the odds?

Sky Bet is offering the following odds on the game:

Sheffield United – 11/2

Draw – 16/5

Chelsea – 1/2

Are any tickets available?

No, due to England once again being in lockdown, supporters are not currently allowed into grounds to watch matches.

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