How Chelsea will line up against Sheffield United today


en Chilwell has been recalled to the Chelsea team against Sheffield United.

Marco Alonso has started ahead of Chilwell in Thomas Tuchel’s first three games in charge but the England international returns at left wing-back at Bramall Lane.

Andreas Christensen replaces the injured Thiago Silva in a back three alongside Cesar Azpilicueta and Antonio Rudiger. Silva limped off with a muscle injury against Tottenham last week and is set for a spell on the sidelines.

N’Golo Kante and Hakim Ziyech are on the bench again. Christian Pulisic and Kai Havertz are not in the squad.

Billy Gilmour is on the bench for the first time since Tuchel took over.

Chelsea confirmed line-up: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Chilwell, Mount, Werner, Giroud.

Subs: Kepa, Alonso, Zouma, Emerson, Kante, Gilmour, Ziyech, Hudson-Odoi, Abraham.

Sheffield United: Ramsdale, Basham, Egan, Bryan, Bogle, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Lowe, Burke, McBurnie.

Subs: Foderingham, McGoldrick, Sharp, Jagielka, Brewster, Osborn.

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