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The FA Cup quarter-finals are underway and on Sunday, the remaining two fixtures will be played out. The first of those games will take centre-stage in west London, with Chelsea playing hosts to Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge in the lunch-time kick-off.

A very impressive 3-0 aggregate win over Atletico Madrid, completed in midweek, as seen the Blues reach the Champions League last eight, and can now go one better in the main domestic cup.

Thomas Tuchel remains undefeated as Chelsea manager and will be confident of extending that run against the Blades, who have sacked Chris Wilder and look a shadow of the side fighting for Europe 12 months ago.

The eight-time winners have gone on to reach the semi-finals four times in the last five seasons, and they will be favourites to continue that impressive record against a Sheffield United side that has severely struggled in the Premier League this season.

The Blades made the worst start to a top-flight season in English football history and, while things have improved since the turn of the year with 12 of their 14 points coming in 2021, it is only a matter of time before relegation is mathematically confirmed.

Sheffield United are 14 points adrift of safety with only nine games remaining, meaning that the FA Cup is their last remaining hope to salvage anything from their season.

Chelsea will not risk Thiago Silva with the defender almost ready to return after a thigh injury, but boss Thomas Tuchel will not rush him back into action.

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