Chelsea vs Sheffield United: Where to Watch Premier League, Live Stream, Team News and Odds

At the third time of asking, Frank Lampard got his first Premier League win as Chelsea manager.

Tammy Abraham scored twice and Mason Mount added another as the Blues saw off a resolute Norwich side last week to clinch a 3-2 win, their first of the campaign.

The identity of the goalscorers was particularly significant as Abraham and Mount herald the young generation of players Lampard has been tasked with converting into first-team starters in his first season at Stamford Bridge.

While that might have come to pass more because of necessity than by choice given the season-long transfer embargo that hit the club this summer, Abraham and Mount are fine talents.

The next challenge for Lampard is to ensure his players can find the level of consistency needed to mount a top-four challenge. The win away against Norwich followed a resounding 4-0 defeat against Manchester United on the opening weekend of the season and a disappointing 1-1 draw at home against Leicester City the following week.

On paper, Sheffield United might seem like the ideal opponent for Lampard to secure his first win as Chelsea manager on home turf. The Blues have lost just three of their 80 Premier League fixtures at home against newly-promoted teams, winning 66.

Their record against sides returning to the top-flight is even better in August, with 10 wins and one draw in 11 meetings.

United, however, will be no pushovers. The Blades suffered their first defeat of the season last week, as they lost 2-1 at home to Leicester City but a return of four points in three games is par for the course.

Chris Wilder's men have already shown they can cause more established sides problems and will be hoping to expose Chelsea's defensive frailties.

The Blues' record against newly-promoted teams might not be encouraging for United, but the Blades have some positive omens of their own. United have won just twice in their last 22 trips to the capital, but both wins came against Chelsea.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Saturday.

Tammy Abraham, Chelsea
Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham of Chelsea celebrates after scoring their team's second goal during the Premier League match against Norwich City at Carrow Road on August 24 in Norwich, United Kingdom. Catherine Ivill/Getty

When and where is the game?

Chelsea hosts Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, August 31, with kick-off scheduled for 3 p.m. local time (10 a.m. ET).

The Blues have won the last three Premier League meetings against Sheffield United and have not conceded in the two most recent encounters between the sides.

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast live on NBCSN.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via the NBC Sports website, NBC Sports Gold and the NBC Sports app. A live stream for selected games will also be available via fuboTV.

Form

Both teams have four points after three games. Chelsea picked up its first win under Frank Lampard after beating Norwich City 3-2 away from home last week , while Sheffield United lost 2-1 at home to Leicester City.

Team news

Chelsea will be without long-term absentees Antonio Rudiger, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, while Mason Mount is expected to recover from a minor calf issue he suffered last week.

N'Golo Kante has a mild ankle sprain but should be fit, while Pedro will be assessed before the game after picking up a hamstring injury last week. Sheffield United, meanwhile, will be at full strength.

Odds

According to Oddschecker, Chelsea is a 37/100 favorite, while the draw is at 39/10 and Sheffield United is a 9/1 outsider.