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The average age of Chelsea’s starting XI vs Sheffield United was their youngest in a Premier League match


Chelsea vs Sheffield United

Chelsea hosted Sheffield United on Saturday in one of six Premier League games taking place at 3 pm.

The Blues earned their first win in the Premier League last weekend, beating Norwich City 3-2 in a thrilling tie.

As for Sheffield United, they lost their last league outing 2-1 vs Leicester but did beat Blackburn 2-1 in a League Cup tie earlier this week.

Sheff United, like Chelsea, began Saturday on four points from their first three league outings.

Chris Wilder

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 02: Chris Wilder manager of Sheffield United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Bolton Wanderers at Bramall Lane on February 2, 2019 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

Chelsea’s youngest PL squad

Chelsea would announce their starting eleven to take on Sheff United an hour before kick-off.

N’Golo Kante once again missed out with the Frenchman still injured.

Perhaps the most noticeable name in the Chelsea XI though was Fikayo Tomori.

Frank Lampard knows Tomori well as the defender was on loan at Derby County last season.

And with Antonio Rudiger still out, Lampard opted to start 21-year-old Tomori over Andreas Christensen on Saturday.

With Chelsea on a transfer ban Lampard has been relying on the Blue’s youth reserves to help replenish their squad this season.

Lampard has already been giving a fair bit of game time to both Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount.

Now, with Tomori coming into the XI, Chelsea have broken one of their own records vs Sheff United.

The London outfit’s starting eleven average age on Saturday was 24 years and 158 days. That is their youngest ever in a Premier League tie.

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