Chelsea loss to sheffield: See lampard, players and fans reaction
It was a frenzied match between Chelsea and Sheffield on Saturday at Bramall Lane in Sheffield home, the match ended in favor of Sheffield united as Chelsea conceded three goals to null despite their high percentage of ball possession thorough the match.
Chelsea with Kepa, Azipilicueta, Zouma who as man of the match in their last match, Christensen, James, Mason Mount, Jorginho, Barkley, C pulisic, Tammy Abraham and willian while Rudiger, Alonso, Loftus-cheek, Caballero, Kovacic who just returned from injury, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Batshuayi and Bate were on bench.
Lampard selection for the game is based on player injury, Gilmour , Kante , Fikayo are all unavailable for the match due to their medical (injury) condition while Kovacic returned from injury both did not feature in the match which may be due to his condition two.
Chelsea started the match with good vibe and hold the ball in control maintaining her percentage of ball possession but it seems luck ran out of the blues that they can’t net a goal throughout the 90 minutes play time which is a threat for them in the premier league table.
Chelsea loss to sheffield: Sheffield had two goals in first Half
Sheffield has an early yellow card to G. Baldock at 3 minute of the match and netted their first goal at the 18 minutes. The score again the 33 minute of the first half as Chelsea struggle with defense and mildfield.
At the beginning of the second half, Chelsea began their substitutions, bringing in Rudiger and Christensen out, Alonso and mount out, he removed Pulisic at the 66 minutes bringing in Giroud, James out and Hudson-Odoi in.
This time, there is another goal from Sheffield at the 77 minuts, Chelsea made their last substitution at the 78 minutes, bringing in Loftus-cheek and taking out Barkley, Chelsea keeps hold of the ball possession but couldn’t make it the net.
Reactions from Manager, Player and Fans
After the match, the boss, Frank Lampard released a press to address the situation where Is stated “that the team made too many mistakes and that means they lose the match. He added that he learnt a lot today but with the games coming fast, we must remain positive”
“On what went wrong today, we knew how Sheffield united play but that does not matter if the Chelsea team’s technical quality was low in this game and we did not meet the physical challenge.”
There isn’t any player or fans that is happy yesterday, player express their feeling flaunting social media to lament how fucked up they are and the risk in the premier league table”
Fans faulted Chelsea new partner the three uk (3) many lamented how Jorginho should not have start the game meanwhile Gilmour and kante are both not available for the match.
Hope for Chelsea
Chelsea remain in the third position but its unhealthy for them as they are above Leicester City with one point and two points ahead Manchester United who both could win their matches.
However, the fate of Chelsea will be determined by the remaining games as well as that of Manchester United and Leicester City. Either Champions League or European Cup.
Latest news on Kai Havertz’ chelsea transfer deal
Chelsea’s hopes of signing Kai Havertz have been given a boost after the midfielder told Bayer Leverkusen he wants to leave this summer.
Havertz has held talks with Leverkusen over his future this week and reports in Germany say the 21-year-old has indicated his desire to move.
Frank Lampard has identified Havertz, who is valued at £70million, as one of his top targets. Real Madrid have also shown interest, but Chelsea are thought to be the favourites to sign him.
The Blues also want to sign Leicester’s England left-back Ben Chilwell and are considering a move for West Ham’s Declan Rice.
Pulisic reveals factors that aid his performance at Chelsea
Christian Pulisic has revealed returning home to American during lockdown helped him hit the ground running for Chelsea since the restart.
Pulisic initially struggled after his £58million move to Stamford Bridge last year and was struggling with a groin injury before the season was suspended.
But the midfielder has come back from the break in excellent form and is leading Chelsea’s bid to secure Champions League qualification under Frank Lampard.
“I was really hungry the whole time to get back and get back on the field,” said Pulisic ahead of tomorrow’s game at Sheffield United. “I was training hard and I am really happy now to be able to make an impact.
“I was able to get some work in back in the States, as well, and be able to continue to work on my game but also rehabbing and making sure I was 100 per cent fit and ready to go.
So during a really tough time for a lot of people, that was the one positive thing that I could do for myself.”
Billy Gilmour Injury: a disaster for Chelsea
Billy Gilmour has suffered a knee injury and will be a doubt for Chelsea’s Premier League trip to Sheffield United on Saturday for Premier League clash at Bramall Lane, the PA news agency understands.
The 19-year-old Scottish midfielder started Chelsea’s 3-2 win at Crystal Palace on Tuesday, but his absence for this weekend means a midfield rethink for Lampard.
Gilmour has enjoyed an impressive breakthrough campaign at Chelsea, with the former Rangers youth star exuding calmness and quality on the ball at Premier League level.
The severity of Gilmour’s injury is unclear but it is not expected to keep him out beyond the short-term. Lampard is likely to provide further information when he speaks to the media today afternoon.
It does, however, pose a selection headache for Saturday’s game as N’Golo Kante could yet miss the Blades encounter, with France’s World Cup-winning midfielder battling to shake off a hamstring issue.
Chelsea will want the teen sensation back in action as soon as possible, especially in light of their other midfield injury issues.
Billy Gilmour Injury: Chelsea to boost squad with a returning star
Frank Lampard may face a selection dilemma in midfield for Chelsea’s trip to Sheffield United amid reports that Billy Gilmour could be set for a spell on the sidelines.
Jorginho made his first appearance since the league’s resumption when replacing Gilmour late on in Tuesday’s win at Selhurst Park.
The £58million signing from Napoli two years ago has fallen out of favour in recent weeks with Lampard insisting he was being kept on the bench for tactical reasons having been close to an ever-present pre-lockdown.
Yet the Italian temporarily calmed proceedings in a rollercoaster game at Selhurst Park that saw Chelsea leapfrog Leicester into third position. In more promising news, centre back Fikayo Tomori has resumed training.
Jorginho could step up to start should both Gilmour and Kante remain sidelined this weekend.
but Frank Lampard has been boosted by Mateo Kovacic returning to training, he will hope to have Mateo Kovacic available again after a calf complaint, however, and a return for the Croatia star would ease the Chelsea boss’ midfield concerns.
Chelsea News: Rudiger contacts Havertz over Chelsea deal following Real Madrid interest
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has reportedly been in contact with international teammate Kai Havertz in an attempt to entice him to Stamford Bridge this summer.
The Blues are understood to be leading the race for the Bayer Leverkusen playmaker, who is expected to hand in a transfer request at his current club ahead of a summer exit.
Previous reports have suggested that Havertz is tempted by a move to Chelsea in order to link up with Rudiger and new arrival Timo Werner, both of whom he plays alongside for Germany.
Former Germany international Oliver Bierhoff believes Kai Havertz is best suited for a move to Real Madrid, Chelsea are thought to be favourites to sign the Bayer Leverkusen star but Bierhoff has backed him to succeed in the Spanish capital.
Bild now claims that Rudiger has been in contact with the 21-year-old for a couple of weeks in order to coax him to the club, having also reportedly done the same during the pursuit of Werner.
Havertz is expected to cost at least £80m, which would take Chelsea’s summer spending to more than £150m following the arrivals of Hakim Ziyech and Werner.
The attacking midfielder has emerged as one of the most coveted players in Europe, having scored 17 goals and created nine more in 43 appearances across all competitions.
Chelsea News: Chelsea set to rival Wolverhampton Wanderers for Facundo Pellistri
Chelsea have reportedly identified Penarol youngster Facundo Pellistri as a potential transfer target.
Despite still being five months short of his 19th birthday, Pellistri has already made 25 first-team appearances for the Uruguayan club.
However, the emergence of the winger has naturally led to interest from Europe with Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers said to be among his suitors.
According to Calciomercato, Chelsea are also admirers of the prospect, who still has two years remaining on his contract.
Although the Blues are well stocked for options in wide areas, they would be prepared for Pellistri to earn regular action elsewhere before contending for a place in the senior ranks.
Chelsea Transfer News: Tottenham confident over £25m Kurt Zouma transfer deal
Rumours linking Kurt Zouma with a move to Tottenham persists with latest reports suggesting the north London side are confident of wrapping up a deal for the Chelsea defender.
the north London are reportedly becoming increasingly confident of signing the centre-back Kurt Zouma in a £25m deal during this summer’s transfer window.
The 25-year-old has made 36 appearances for the Blues during the 2019-20 campaign but his future at Stamford Bridge is currently being called into question.
A recent report claimed that Chelsea had offered Zouma to Paris Saint-Germain as they prepare to bring a new centre-back to the club ahead of the 2020-21 season.
However, according to The Express, Spurs are confident of signing the Frenchman in a £25m deal.
Everton are also believed to be interested in Zouma, who spent the 2018-19 campaign on loan at Goodison Park, but Jose Mourinho’s side are allegedly in the driving seat.
The defender has started Chelsea’s last two Premier League games against Watford and Crystal Palace, having previously been an unused substitute against Aston Villa, Manchester City and West Ham United.
The Daily Express claim Zouma could be available if Chelsea are successful in their attempts to bring West Ham’s Declan Rice back to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea Transfer News: Inter Milan still interested in Olivier Giroud and Emerson Palmieri transfer deal
Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud has reportedly remained as a transfer target for Inter Milan.
Having recently moved up the pecking order at Stamford Bridge, Giroud has recently penned a one-year extension to his contract keeping him at Stamford Bridge until 2021.
However, despite currently being regarded as Frank Lampard’s first-choice striker, it appears that the veteran will be offered a route out of the West Londoners.
With Chelsea having plans to make more big-money additions before next season, Inter are aware that club officials will want to make a number of sales.
As it stands, a deal for Palmieri appears more likely, with the Italy international now behind Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso with regards to selection.
Inter Milan close in on Chelsea Emerson Palmieri
Reports in Italy claim Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri is reportedly closing in on a switch to Inter Milan.
The 25-year-old has struggled to nail down a regular spot under Frank Lampard and only featured in the FA Cup clash against Leicester – his first appearance since January.
The Italy international has been consistently linked with a move to the Serie A two years after leaving Roma, and Juventus – managed by Maurizio Sarri – were reportedly favourites to land the Brazil-born full-back.
But Il Mesaggero say Inter are ready to pay £25m to seal the signing as Antonio Conte lines up a raid on his former club.
Havertz pushes for Chelsea move
Kai Havertz is primed for a move to the Premier League, reports the Daily Star.
The reports says the Bayer Leverkusen and Germany winger is set to hand in a transfer request as he looks to make the move to Chelsea over the summer.
Hints on said Benrahma Chelsea deal
A friend of Brentford winger Said Benrahma has dropped a huge hint that the 24-year-old could be heading to Chelsea in the summer transfer window.
Having amassed a terrific return of 15 goals and nine assists in the Championship this term, Benrahma is naturally being linked with a move to a top-flight club.
Chelsea have been touted as a potential destination for the Algeria international, and Benrahma’s friend and fellow professional footballer Fahd Moufi has recently added fuel to the fire on social media.
Commenting on Benrahma’s Instagram Live, Moufi – who plays as a defender for Portuguese side C.D Tondela, said: “Congratulations on Chelsea, my bro.”
Chelsea have already bolstered their attacking options with the signings of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, but Frank Lampard is supposedly keen to add more firepower to his frontline ahead of next season.
Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz is reportedly a priority target for the Blues, and a recent report suggested that the 21-year-old is keen to move to Stamford Bridge in order to link up with Germany teammates Antonio Rudiger and Werner.
Kai Havertz want Chelsea deal so as to united with fellow country men
Bayer Leverkusen attacker Kai Havertz is reportedly keen to link up with German compatriots Timo Werner and Antonio Rudiger at Chelsea.
Speculation has gathered pace surrounding Havertz’s future in recent days, with Chelsea supposedly in pole position to secure the 21-year-old’s signature ahead of next season.
The German playmaker will supposedly cost in the region of £90m, however, potentially putting off potential buyers in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Chelsea not willing to pay Havertz asking price
We all know by now that Kai Havertz is a key transfer target for Chelsea this summer – but he will not be cheap.
The 21-year-old Bayer Leverkusen star is available for the right price, but it appears as though that price is a cool £90m.
According to Sky Sports, Chelsea are not willing to pay that much – but Havertz’s representatives are said to hope that a deal can be struck based on substantial add-ons being reflected in the overall price.
Huge boost for Chelsea Kai Havertz ‘wants to join Timo Werner, Antonio Rudiger at Chelsea’
Nevertheless, The Telegraph reports that Havertz is eyeing up a move to the blue side of London in order to play alongside his international teammates Rudiger and Werner.
Werner will wear the Chelsea colours for the 2020-21 campaign after completing a move from RB Leipzig last month, while Rudiger has turned out 109 times for the Blues since arriving from Roma in 2017.
Havertz, who has also been linked with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Bayern Munich, has registered 17 goals and nine assists for Leverkusen across all competitions this term.
Chelsea offered two players by Juventus in Jorginho swap
Chelsea have reportedly been offered the choice of two players by Juventus as the Italian giants look to strike a deal for Jorginho.
Former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is determined to be reunited with Jorginho again having taken him from Napoli to London having worked with him in at the Serie A side
According to Tuttosport, Juve are willing to part ways with Aaron Ramsey or Adrien Rabiot as they attempt to lure Jorginho back to Italy.
The report claims that Chelsea are reluctant to sell for less than the £58m they originally paid for the 28-year-old, but the Blues will likely lower their asking price should a part-exchange deal be agreed upon.
Jorginho has turned out 37 times in all competitions for Chelsea this term – notching up six goals and two assists for Frank Lampard’s men.
Elsewhere, Chelsea are supposedly at the head of the queue for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz.
Jorginho speaks on transfer speculation
There has been speculations surrounding Jorginho future in Chelsea, it believe the Chelsea midfielder may be leaving the club soon.
However, the Chelsea star has share his opinion and address the speculations about his transfer away from the club.
Jorginho has insisted that he is “focused” on the Blues amid the speculation surrounding his future.
The Italy international is believed to be a leading transfer target for Serie A champions Juventus, with Old Lady boss Maurizio Sarri thought to be keen to work with the central midfielder for a third time.
The 28-year-old has been a key player for Chelsea this season, contributing seven goals and two assists in 38 appearances, although he has only played 10 minutes of Premier League football since the restart.
Jorginho said that his current focus is on the Blues, although he has refused to commit his long-term future to Frank Lampard’s side ahead of this summer’s transfer window.
“I just have to stay focused on when the team needs me,” Jorginho told Chelsea’s official website. “There have been rumours but I haven’t heard anything, I am just focusing on finishing the season well with Chelsea and qualifying for the Champions League.”
Jorginho still has three years left to run on his contract at Stamford Bridge.
Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz chelsea transfer deal linked to Jorginho future
Chelsea are reportedly holding out for Juventus to make a move for Jorginho in order to fund the signing of Bayer Leverkusen attacker Kai Havertz.
The Blues are rumoured to be leading the race for the Germany international as several other interested clubs have been put off by Leverkusen’s large asking price.
A bid of at least £70m will be required to land Havertz and, according to The Mirror, Chelsea need to raise money before tabling an offer.
The report indicates that Jorginho could therefore hold the key to a transfer going through for Havertz, with Juventus supposedly interested in the outcast midfielder.
Juve have already moved to bring in Arthur from Barcelona ahead of next season, but Maurizio Sarri is said to be a big fan of Jorginho, having previously worked with him at Napoli and Chelsea.
Frank Lampard has bolstered his attacking ranks with the signings of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, who have joined for a combined £85m.
See all Tammy Abraham said about Chelsea victory over Palace and how fans reacted
Tammy Abraham who come off the bench at Selhurst pack to give Chelsea the third goal in the match against Crystal Palace which secured a 3 point for Chelsea was very pleased and proud of the outcome of the match which ended Chelsea 3 and Palace 2.
The players stated that he had known the match will be a tough game for the blues because they had play them in Stanmford Bridge at the beginning of the season,
he claimed to give credit to Chelsea squad who dug deep and defended their lives
He said “we knew we had to win.
The result against West Ham put us in a downer and the last game we played well. This game we knew we needed the whole three points and that’s why you could see bodies flying on the line to stop the goal and to score”
“We had to dig deep, the last 10 minutes was probably the most we’ve been attacked and we had to stay patient, we made some great saves, some great block in the last minutes and that’s what it’s all about”
He complimented Kepa for a particular save that caught his eyes where Kepa got a fingertip to a Christian Benteke header to turn in into the post in injury time, although Abraham didn’t have a clear view of the action as he explained thus”
“From my view it looked it was in, I wanst sure if Kepa saved it but all credits to him. Sometimes we need luck, the luck’s been going against us this whole season, so it’s time we had some.”
The striker was so glad that he scored in the game and his remain hopeful of getting more three points with Chelsea he also praised Olivier Giroud for his early goal, he said Giroud has been phenomenal for the entire squad and they are proud of his performance.
How Fans Reaction
The striker was glad to share his opinion and express how pleased he is but to some Chelsea fans out there, Tammy Abraham seems to be getting on their nerves with his performance.
A fans tweeted in disbelieve that Abraham could say this and advised him to “shut up” and focus on improving his game, he said the striker could have caused Chelsea the game yesterday.
Another unpleased fan said “tammy walks around the pitch, can’t start him, he could be so talented but lazy” in his tweet.
Another tweeted “you lost possession tammy in the lead up to them hitting the post in the final minute. Another complimented his effort and advised him to improve soonest.
The big question is :
Could Tammy Abraham have performed better last night?. share what you feel about it the comment sections
Chelsea in to land Kai Havertz
Standard Sport understands that Chelsea are set to press ahead with a £70m bid for Kai Havertz.
Goal now reports that the Blues are in ‘pole position’ to sign the Bayer Leverkusen star, though a £90m price tag has been suggested.
Champions League football is a must, however, so much depends on Chelsea’s run-in.
Chelsea race for Havertz boosted
Chelsea need to raise funds to launch their move for £70million-rated Kai Havertz this summer.
The Blues have already spent big, signing Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner. Frank Lampard is keen to press ahead with deals for Havertz and Ben Chilwell, while Declan Rice is also on his shortlist.
But to do so Lampard must raise funds through sales, and The Mirror reports Jorginho could be key to any deal for Havertz.
Juventus – managed by former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri – are interested in Jorginho, who has played a very little role since the restart.
Chelsea to involve Tomori in Rice transfer deal
Frank Lampard is prepared to include Fiyako Tomori in a deal to land West Ham’s Declan Rice, report The Athletic.
The Chelsea defender – who has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge – is also said to be wanted by Everton.
Tomori has played just 15 Premier League games this season.
Frank Lampard backs Kepa for improvement
Frank Lampard believes Kepa Arrizabalaga’s crucial late stop against Crystal Palace could be a big moment for the under-pressure goalkeeper at Chelsea.
Kepa made a brilliant save to tip Scott Dann’s header on to the post in the final minute of stoppage time as Palace pushed hard for an equaliser.
Chelsea held on to secure a 3-2 win which takes them a step closer to securing Champions League qualification.
Lampard said: “It can be big. It can be important. It is the same with Tammy scoring a goal and his confidence.
“Goalkeepers even more so in a way, confidence is huge when you are in that individual position and he should be boosted. His team-mates should be boosted because he saved us two points as a group.
“That is what Kepa is there for. I am pleased for him. We need that, to be a top team you need keepers making those sorts of saves at important times to pull you through.
“He made a big save for us at the end which is huge. That is what he is there for so credit to him.”