Sheffield United LIVE: Chris Wilder provides injury updates on key men | build-up to FA Cup clash with Bristol City

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Monday, 8th February 2021, 2:58 pm

Make sure you stay with us for more reaction to last night’s battling 2-1 defeat against Chelsea at Bramall Lane – a result which leaves the Blades 12 points from safety at the bottom of the Premier League.

We’ll also begin our build-up to Wednesday night’s FA Cup fifth round tie at home to Bristol City as well as everything else coming out of the United camp.

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SUFC LIVE: Fallout from United’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea

Last updated: Monday, 08 February, 2021, 13:22

  • More reaction to Chelsea defeat
  • Results leaves United 12 points from safety
  • Chris Wilder on how he ‘really feels’ for his players after latest setback
  • Bristol City FA Cup clash build-up

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"I really feel for the players" says Sheffield United boss after defeat to Chelsea

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