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country flag Premier League Round 4
Sat 31 August 2019 15:00 View team сomparison
Referee
Stuart Attwell
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1 hour train
Distance
228 KM

Chelsea

Last updated: Sat 31 August 2019 07:59
In Brief

First win achieved last weekend and now hoping to build momentum. Loftus-Cheek and Hudson-Odoi sidelined. Rudiger, Kante and Pedro failed late fitness tests. Mount passed fit.

Looking Back

Chelsea able to record first win under Lampard last weekend, with Abraham’s brace bringing 3:2 away success vs. Norwich. Defending was not good again though.

Already 7 goals conceded in the 3 rounds gone and yet to find stability at the back.

Two main weaknesses so far – scoring goals (only 7% conversion rate) and defending own penalty area (over 63% of shots allowed came from inside the box).

Looking Ahead

Coach Lampard hopes that small knock sustained in last game won’t keep Mount out. Availability of youngster confirmed on Friday. Kante and Rudiger won't be risked though.

Pedro’s situation not clear, he got injured in warm up for last match and with tests still ongoing he won't be used.

Points of Interest

Trusting youth so far works for Lampard, all 4 league goals so far scored by English U21 players (Mount 2 and Abraham 2).

Sheffield United

Last updated: Sat 31 August 2019 08:01
In Brief

First defeat of season suffered last weekend. Narrow midweek success in League Cup. Bryan set to miss. Fleck slight doubt.

Looking Back

Blades edged 1:2 at home by Leicester last weekend, with not enough attacking threat offered once again and defeat probably deserved outcome.

After 3 rounds attempting the fewest number of shots per match in entire league, just 9.7.

On Tuesday fortunate to beat Blackburn 2:1 at home in League Cup, with visitors missing early penalty and in general dominating large parts of game. Heavy rotation used in that game.

Looking Ahead

Coach Wilder will restore to starting XI those that he is favouring so far in the league, with McBurnie starting on Tuesday it is not clear if he will be used from the off again.

Fleck should be able to overcome minor bruise and feature, with only sidelined player young Bryan. He came off on stretcher in midweek.

Manager Comments

"Oli McBurnie is in the 'forefront of our plans' ahead of Saturday's trip to Chelsea."

Doubtful (chance of availability)
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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Transfer in
  • Mateo Kovacic (mid) Real Madrid – loan made permanent; Christian Pulisic (mid) Borussia Dortmund – end of loan; Kourt Zouma (def) Everton – end of loan; Kenneth Omeruo (def) Leganes – end of loan; Abdul Baba (def) Reims – end of loan; Tiemoue Bakayoko (mid) Milan – end of loan; Mason Mount (mid) Derby – end of loan; Danilo Pantic (mid) Partizan – end of loan; Lucas Piazon (mid) Cheivo – end of loan; Kenedy (mid) Newcastle – end of loan; Tammy Abraham (att) Aston Villa – end of loan; Michy Batshuayi (att) Crystal Palace – end of loan;
Transfer out
  • David Luiz (r) (def) Arsenal; Eden Hazard (k) (att) Real Madrid; Gonzalo Higuain (r) (att) Juventus – end of loan; Eduardo (gk) Braga; Ola Aina (def) Torino – loan made permanent; Tomas Kalas (def) Bristol City – loan made permanent; Matt Miazga (def) Reading – on loan; Ethan Ampadu (def) RB Leipzig – on loan; Lewis Baker (mid) Fortuna Dusseldorf – on loan; Robert Green (gk) released; Garry Cahill (def) released; Todd Kane (def) released; Danny Drinkwater (mid) Burnley - on loan; Kenneth Omeruo (def) Leganes; Davide Zappacosta (sp) (def) Roma - on loan;
Transfer in
  • Oliver McBurnie (att) Swansea; Lys Mousset (att) Bournemouth; Callum Robinson (mid) Preston NE; Luke Freeman (mid) QPR; Phil Jagielka (def) Everton; Ben Osborn (mid) Nottingham Forest; Ravel Morrison (mid) Ostersunds; Dean Henderson (gk) Man United U23 – on loan; Muhamed Besic (mid) Everton - on loan; Michael Verrips (gk) Mechelen;
Transfer out
  • Danny Lafferty (sp) (def) released; Martin Cranie (sp) (def) Luton; Paul Coutts (sp) (mid) Fleetwood; Conor Washington (sp) (att) Hearts; Caolan Lavery (att) released; Jake Eastwood (gk) Scunthorpe – on loan; Nathan Thomas (mid) Carlisle – on loan; Ched Evans (att) Fleetwood - on loan; Mark Duffy (sp) (mid) Stoke - on loan;
Probable Bench
Transfer in
  • Mateo Kovacic (mid) Real Madrid – loan made permanent; Christian Pulisic (mid) Borussia Dortmund – end of loan; Kourt Zouma (def) Everton – end of loan; Kenneth Omeruo (def) Leganes – end of loan; Abdul Baba (def) Reims – end of loan; Tiemoue Bakayoko (mid) Milan – end of loan; Mason Mount (mid) Derby – end of loan; Danilo Pantic (mid) Partizan – end of loan; Lucas Piazon (mid) Cheivo – end of loan; Kenedy (mid) Newcastle – end of loan; Tammy Abraham (att) Aston Villa – end of loan; Michy Batshuayi (att) Crystal Palace – end of loan;
Transfer out
  • David Luiz (r) (def) Arsenal; Eden Hazard (k) (att) Real Madrid; Gonzalo Higuain (r) (att) Juventus – end of loan; Eduardo (gk) Braga; Ola Aina (def) Torino – loan made permanent; Tomas Kalas (def) Bristol City – loan made permanent; Matt Miazga (def) Reading – on loan; Ethan Ampadu (def) RB Leipzig – on loan; Lewis Baker (mid) Fortuna Dusseldorf – on loan; Robert Green (gk) released; Garry Cahill (def) released; Todd Kane (def) released; Danny Drinkwater (mid) Burnley - on loan; Kenneth Omeruo (def) Leganes; Davide Zappacosta (sp) (def) Roma - on loan;

Sheffield United

Last updated: Sat 31 August 2019 08:01
In Brief

First defeat of season suffered last weekend. Narrow midweek success in League Cup. Bryan set to miss. Fleck slight doubt.

Looking Back

Blades edged 1:2 at home by Leicester last weekend, with not enough attacking threat offered once again and defeat probably deserved outcome.

After 3 rounds attempting the fewest number of shots per match in entire league, just 9.7.

On Tuesday fortunate to beat Blackburn 2:1 at home in League Cup, with visitors missing early penalty and in general dominating large parts of game. Heavy rotation used in that game.

Looking Ahead

Coach Wilder will restore to starting XI those that he is favouring so far in the league, with McBurnie starting on Tuesday it is not clear if he will be used from the off again.

Fleck should be able to overcome minor bruise and feature, with only sidelined player young Bryan. He came off on stretcher in midweek.

Manager Comments

"Oli McBurnie is in the 'forefront of our plans' ahead of Saturday's trip to Chelsea."

Suspended
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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Transfer in
  • Oliver McBurnie (att) Swansea; Lys Mousset (att) Bournemouth; Callum Robinson (mid) Preston NE; Luke Freeman (mid) QPR; Phil Jagielka (def) Everton; Ben Osborn (mid) Nottingham Forest; Ravel Morrison (mid) Ostersunds; Dean Henderson (gk) Man United U23 – on loan; Muhamed Besic (mid) Everton - on loan; Michael Verrips (gk) Mechelen;
Transfer out
  • Danny Lafferty (sp) (def) released; Martin Cranie (sp) (def) Luton; Paul Coutts (sp) (mid) Fleetwood; Conor Washington (sp) (att) Hearts; Caolan Lavery (att) released; Jake Eastwood (gk) Scunthorpe – on loan; Nathan Thomas (mid) Carlisle – on loan; Ched Evans (att) Fleetwood - on loan; Mark Duffy (sp) (mid) Stoke - on loan;

Key

Key players
Regular players
Support players
75% - Chance of availability
Artificial Pitch
Universal Player Grid
Squad Confirmed
Played in Cup fixture
New Information

Team Strength*

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*Based on Available Players
Game Score
Round 1
Liverpool - Norwich City 4 - 1
West Ham United - Manchester City 0 - 5
Bournemouth - Sheffield United 1 - 1
Burnley - Southampton 3 - 0
Crystal Palace - Everton 0 - 0
Watford - Brighton and Hove Albion 0 - 3
Tottenham Hotspur - Aston Villa 3 - 1
Leicester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 0
Newcastle United - Arsenal 0 - 1
Manchester United - Chelsea 4 - 0
Round 2
Arsenal - Burnley 2 - 1
Aston Villa - Bournemouth 1 - 2
Brighton and Hove Albion - West Ham United 1 - 1
Everton - Watford 1 - 0
Norwich City - Newcastle United 3 - 1
Southampton - Liverpool 1 - 2
Manchester City - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 2
Sheffield United - Crystal Palace 1 - 0
Chelsea - Leicester City 1 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Manchester United 1 - 1
Round 3
Aston Villa - Everton 2 - 0
Norwich City - Chelsea 2 - 3
Brighton and Hove Albion - Southampton 0 - 2
Manchester United - Crystal Palace 1 - 2
Sheffield United - Leicester City 1 - 2
Watford - West Ham United 1 - 3
Liverpool - Arsenal 3 - 1
Bournemouth - Manchester City 1 - 3
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Burnley 1 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Newcastle United 0 - 1
Round 4
Southampton - Manchester United 1 - 1
Chelsea - Sheffield United 2 - 2
Crystal Palace - Aston Villa 1 - 0
Leicester City - Bournemouth 3 - 1
Manchester City - Brighton and Hove Albion 4 - 0
Newcastle United - Watford 1 - 1
West Ham United - Norwich City 2 - 0
Burnley - Liverpool 0 - 3
Everton - Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 - 2
Arsenal - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 2
Round 5
Liverpool - Newcastle United 3 - 1
Brighton and Hove Albion - Burnley 1 - 1
Manchester United - Leicester City 1 - 0
Sheffield United - Southampton 0 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Crystal Palace 4 - 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Chelsea 2 - 5
Norwich City - Manchester City 3 - 2
Bournemouth - Everton 3 - 1
Watford - Arsenal 2 - 2
Aston Villa - West Ham United 0 - 0
Round 6
Southampton - Bournemouth -
Leicester City - Tottenham Hotspur -
Burnley - Norwich City -
Everton - Sheffield United -
Manchester City - Watford -
Newcastle United - Brighton and Hove Albion -
Crystal Palace - Wolverhampton Wanderers -
West Ham United - Manchester United -
Arsenal - Aston Villa -
Chelsea - Liverpool -
Round 7
Sheffield United - Liverpool -
Bournemouth - West Ham United -
Aston Villa - Burnley -
Chelsea - Brighton and Hove Albion -
Crystal Palace - Norwich City -
Tottenham Hotspur - Southampton -
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Watford -
Everton - Manchester City -
Leicester City - Newcastle United -
Manchester United - Arsenal -
Round 8
Brighton and Hove Albion - Tottenham Hotspur -
Burnley - Everton -
Liverpool - Leicester City -
Norwich City - Aston Villa -
Watford - Sheffield United -
West Ham United - Crystal Palace -
Arsenal - Bournemouth -
Manchester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers -
Southampton - Chelsea -
Newcastle United - Manchester United -