It’s a big game for Chelsea at Bramall Lane and a massive day for sport in the United States and Chelsea fans have joked that the latter has impacted Thomas Tuchel’s line-up against Sheffield United.
The Blues are looking for a third-consecutive victory under their new boss against a relegation-threatened Sheffield United side.
Tuchel shuffled his deck for the game once again, with Andreas Christiansen, Ben Chillwell and Olivier Giroud all coming into the line-up.
However, fans were alerted to the fact that Christian Pulisic is absent from the squad completely and their minds all went to the same place.
Plenty of supporters took to social media to joke that Pulisic is missing the game because he is watching the Super Bowl this evening.
The United States international may well have his eyes tuned to the clash between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but he certainly won’t have missed the game for that reason – although he may have had a decision to make if his beloved New York Jets had made it.
Still, supporters saw an opportunity to tie the two results together and pounced to make the joke, sharing their theory to the world.
It is presumed that the former Borussia Dortmund man has an injury issue and will therefore miss the match but that has yet to be confirmed.
The 22-year-old has had a difficult campaign so far this season and has been ravaged by injury issues, scoring once and assisting once in 15 appearances, having had nine goals and four assists last term.