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.