Sheffield United vs Chelsea: Why isn’t it televised? Explanation for unusual 5.30pm Sunday match time.

Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea will travel to Sheffield United on Sunday for a unique Sunday kick-off, following Premier League approval of a request to move the game later in the day. The Blades are struggling for points and are in danger of being relegated, while Chelsea is striving to secure a spot in the top half of the table.

Sheffield United, now under the leadership of former Blades boss Chris Wilder, are in a precarious position, sitting 10 points from safety with only eight matches left to play. They are in desperate need of a win against Chelsea at home to avoid relegation.

On the other hand, Chelsea has recently shown a strong performance, securing a thrilling win against Manchester United to climb to ninth place in the table. In a grudge match against bitter rivals Liverpool, Sheffield United will aim to bounce back on Sunday with a 15:30 kick-off.

The match between Chelsea and Sheffield United was originally scheduled for 13:30, but was pushed back to 17:30 due to a request from Sheffield United, in order to avoid a clash with the Sheffield Half Marathon. The rescheduled kick-off time means that the Chelsea game will coincide with Tottenham hosting Nottingham Forest at 18:00 on Sunday.

Despite a challenging season under Pochettino, Chelsea remains in contention for a sixth-place finish in the Premier League and a spot in the Europa League. Additionally, an FA Cup semi-final is on the horizon for the team.

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