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Chelsea vs Sheffield United predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of FA Cup quarter-final today

Thomas Tuchel and N’Golo Kante

Sheffield United travel to London to take on Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday.

The Blues knocked Atletico Madrid out of the Champions League on Wednesday, winning 2-0 at home to secure a 3-0 aggregate win.

Thomas Tuchel’s side are in scintillating form and should defeat the Blades, who lost 5-0 to Leicester in their last match.

Sheffield United are bottom of the Premier League and have won just once in their last six matches across all competitions.

Here’s everything you need to know about the match.

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The fixture will kick-off at 1:30pm GMT at Stamford Bridge.

How can I watch it?

The match is live on BBC One with coverage starting from 1:15pm GMT. The match can also be streamed online via the BBC Sport website or BBC iPlayer.

What is the team news?

Thiago Silva is almost ready after recovering from a thigh issue but won’t be risked against the Blades. Tammy Abraham could return after an ankle problem, while Mason Mount and Jorginho are available.

David McGoldrick could be available after missing the 5-0 loss to Leicester with a knee injury. Jack O’Connell (knee), John Egan (toe), Jack Robinson (foot), Jack Rodwell and Sander Berge (both hamstring) are out.

Predicted line-ups             

Chelsea: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma, Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, Gilmour, Chilwell, Pulisic, Giroud, Mount

Sheffield United: Ramsdale, Basham, Bryan, Stevens, Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Lowe, McGoldrick, Sharp

Odds

Chelsea: 2/9

Draw: 5/1

Sheffield United: 12/1

Prediction

Sheffield United have had a torrid year, and the FA Cup has given the club something to cheer during their poor league campaign. However, their run ends here – Chelsea are a different beast under Tuchel and are in great form. 2-0 Chelsea.

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