Chelsea meet Sheffield United just for the sixth time in FA Cup historical past. It’s a historic tie between the Blades and the Blues that goes again to the 1911/12 season, 109 years in the past.
The primary assembly between the 2 went Chelsea’s manner as Sheffield fell at Stamford Bridge. In what was the 31st of 32 first spherical matches, Sheffield United had been defeated by a aim to nil.
3 years, 3 months and 11 days later, on 24 April 1915, Outdated Trafford hosted English soccer’s final FA Cup ultimate earlier than the game was suspended due to World Battle I.
Chelsea made the ultimate after registering a 2-0 victory over Everton within the semi-final, whereas Sheffield narrowed out Bolton Wanderers by one aim in a 2-1 win.
Sheffield United recorded a 3-0 trophy-winning efficiency with two late objectives. The emphatic consequence noticed Sheffield conquer solely their third of 4 FA Cups until date.
And that heavy defeat for Chelsea, 106 years in the past, stays their solely towards Sheffield within the competitors.
Chelsea needed to wait till the 1969/70 season to win the historic competitors. A primary match 2-2 draw at Wembley compelled the groups to replay the ultimate at Outdated Trafford. Chelsea emerged 2-1 victors on the identical turf they misplaced 55 years again.
The one assembly between the 2 within the quarter-final stage of the competitors got here within the 1951/52 season. Chelsea gained the tie 1-0 at Bramall Lane.
The remaining two fixtures have each come within the fifth spherical. Each have gone Chelsea’s manner, with the 2 most just lately dealing with off 29 years again, within the 1991/92 season.
The sixth encounter between the 2 in lunch-time kick-off is for certain to pose a morale-high Chelsea face a considerably disorientated Sheffield United, who come on the again of a 5-0 thumping by the hands of Leicester Metropolis.