The Blues have been flying under Thomas Tuchel and may look to the FA Cup as a chance to have some success in the German’s first half-season.
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Although Frank Lampard got Chelsea to the fifth-round of the FA Cup, beating Morecambe and Luton Town, the Blues are very much Tuchel’s side now. The German is still unbeaten in all competitions since replacing Lampard at the end of January, a run which now stands at 13 games, the best start of any manager in Chelsea history. That run includes a 1-0 win over Championship side Barnsley to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals, but the biggest result came in midweek as Chelsea beat Atletico Madrid 2-0 to knock the La Liga leaders of the Champions League and reach the quarter-finals for the first time in seven years.
While Chelsea are flying high, Sheffield United are at a low and will soon be saying goodbye to the Premier League for at least a year. The Blades, now managed by Paul Heckingbottom after Chris Wilder’s departure, are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League, with just four wins from their 29 games so far this season.