Sheffield Utd vs Chelsea Live Stream, Kick-off Time, Tv Channel And How To Watch Premier League Clash

Sheffield Utd vs Chelsea Live Stream, Kick-off Time, Tv Channel And How To Watch Premier League Clash

Chelsea are hoping to make it back-to-back victories when they play 20th-placed Sheffield United this Sunday afternoon.

Mauricio Pochettino takes his team to South Yorkshire with a fresh wave of confidence following Thursday’s last-gasp win against Manchester United. The Red Devils were leading 3-2 up until the ninth minute of injury time, though Cole Palmer completed his hat-trick to win the match for Chelsea in the dying embers.

The result elevated the Blues to 10th in the Premier League standings and with nine fixtures remaining has blown open the race to play in UEFA competition next campaign.

Aston Villa and Tottenham are vying for the last Champions League place with the loser of that battle destined to qualify for the Europa League in fifth. Manchester United then occupy sixth on 48 points, therefore there is only a five-point gap between Chelsea and UEFA’s secondary competition.

Seventh place also guarantees Europa Conference League football, with West Ham on 45 points sitting in that position as it stands. In between the Hammers and Chelsea are Newcastle and Brighton, so the fight will likely go down to the wire.

Victory over the league’s team in dead last, Sheffield United, is one they cannot afford to slip up on. Chris Wilder’s side were defeated 3-1 by Liverpool on Thursday evening, extending their winless streak to six matches.

When does Sheffield United vs Chelsea kick off?

The game kicks off at Bramall Lane at 5.30pm on Sunday, April 7. This is an unorthodox start time for a Premier League match on a Sunday, and there is an explanation.

The Sheffield Half Marathon is scheduled to take place this Sunday afternoon with those partaking in the event set to run past the Blades’ stadium. The Premier League announced in a statement that it had received a request from Sheffield United to have the kick-off time of the Chelsea fixture rearranged to ease congestion around the two events, and worked with stakeholders to organise a suitable slot that will allow travelling supporters to make their way home safely and in a timely manner after the final whistle.

Sheffield United vs Chelsea on TV?

No, despite taking place on a Sunday with no blackout law standing in the way, Chelsea’s next match will not be broadcast live for supporters in the UK.

Even at its original 1.30pm kick-off slot on the same day, the match was never originally chosen for broadcast so cannot retrospectively be picked up. Instead, Sky Sports will be showing Manchester United vs Liverpool (KO 3.30pm) and Tottenham vs Nottingham Forest (KO 6pm).

How else can Sheffield United vs Chelsea be followed?

There will be highlights available on Sky Sports’ YouTube channel shortly after the final whistle, as well as extended highlights and analysis from pundits on BBC’s Match of the Day 2, which starts at 10.30pm on BBC One on Sunday.

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