Sheffield United vs Chelsea: Charlie Nicholas gives his prediction

Ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash between Sheffield United and Chelsea, Charlie Nicholas has predicted a 2-2 draw.

He told Sky Sports: “I said that Sheffield United had missed Jack O’Connell. Their balance was not right despite playing the same system.

“Jack Robinson came in and was not comfortable in that position. O’Connell has a sweet left foot and loves to bomb forward. Just to get the whole balance of the team back would have been great for them, and it was another brilliant defensive display.

“Chelsea could have got five against Crystal Palace but they could have conceded five too. There were mistakes all over the park, and Frank Lampard will be concerned by his defence.

“Andreas Christensen makes mistakes, and so does Kurt Zouma. Is Lampard comfortable with Marcos Alonso? Reece James is good going forward but he has lots to learn defensively. I cannot separate them. There are mistakes and goals in Chelsea, but this will be a cracking game.”

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