Chelsea vs Sheffield United: How to live stream, time, venue, where to watch, who will win and all pre-match buzz around epic Premier League clash
Chelsea is on a roll. Their Champions League campaign has been off to a brisk start and are the side are coming into their own in the Premier League. A 3-0 won against Rennes will instill more confidence in their ranks as they host an underperforming Sheffield United side on Saturday (November 7). A win would place them tie them for second place with Leicester City while the Blades are still searching for their first win and are placed 19th.
Here's a quick primer ahead of the game:
Kick-off is slated for 12:30 pm ET on Saturday, November 7, 2020.
The Blades will travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Frank Lampard's Blues
Where to watch?
The game can be watched live on NBC and Universo
How to live stream?
NBC Sports App, Peacock, FuboTV (7-day free trial) are the best platforms to watch the English Premier League across the United States. Users with access to NBC Gold and Peacock, the network's new subscription streaming platform, can also catch the games. The Spanish language broadcast is available on Telemundo Deportes.
Peacock will showcase 175 live matches throughout the season. In addition, it will also have full-game replays available on-demand for all slated 380 matches of the 2020-21 season. These replays will be available after 9 pm ET the day of the match, according to Cnet. Prices for Fubo vary based on the plan and selected add-ons. The streamer's most popular plan in the US includes 100+ channels at $59.99 per month.
Pre-buzz around the game
Lampard's men are inching their way up the points table and currently stand seventh. The Blades, rather than focus on their strength which has been the defense, have actually lost out on trying something new and are still languishing at the bottom with six losses in seven games. They're yet to win a game this season and for Chelsea, that's a chance to break into the top five. They will suffer a blow as Kai Havertz will sit out after testing positive for Covid-19 and will self-isolate.
Chelsea released the following statement on Havertz: “Frank Lampard has confirmed Kai Havertz has tested positive for Covid-19. As a consequence, the player is now undergoing a period of self-isolation and is not involved in tonight’s Champions League game versus Rennes.”
This is a blow for Chelsea and Havertz, as the German attacking midfielder has taken his time to settle in with the Blues but was showing sign he was clicking into place with Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and others. There will also be a concern about the other Chelsea players that Havertz has been in contact with but the situation should be under control.
Who will win?
Chris Wilder's boys have had a rough start to the campaign and with Chelsea in prime form, a win would mean throwing the kitchen sink at the Blues and disrupt their winning momentum. But for now, expect Chelsea to walk away with an easy win.