Sheffield United hosted Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea at Bramall Lane this Sunday in the Premier League. It was a crucial game for both teams as the Blades were looking to improve their form and move out of the relegation zone.
While for The Blues also it was an important game in the race to top 4, being unbeaten in the last two games against Wolves, Burnley, and Tottenham.
Chelsea won by 1-2 against Sheffield United with goals coming from Mason Mount and Jorghinio. It was an own goal from Antonio Rudiger that got Sheffield United a goal.
Chelsea move up to 5th position in the Premier League table while Sheffield United remain in the bottom 20th position. Chelsea have played 23 games registering 39 points from it while Sheffield United have played 23 games with only 11 points coming from it.
Sheffield United 1-2 Chelsea Team News:
Everyone was surprised not to see Callum Hudson-Odoi start the game who has been the first name on the team sheet. Ben Chilwell replaced Marcos Alonso, Olivier Giroud replaced Hudson-Odoi, and Andreas Christensen replaced injured Thiago Silva.
Wilder also made changes to the team that won against West Brom. Kean Bryan replaced Ethan Ampadu who could not play against his parent club as he is on loan from Chelsea. Oliver Burke and Oliver McBurnie replaced Billy Sharp and David McGoldbrick at the top.
Sheffield United 1-2 Chelsea Post-Match Analysis:
Oliver Burke got a one-on-one opportunity against Edouard Mendy in the opening moments of the game who wasn’t able to make most of it blasting it wide. A beautiful pass from Mateo Kovacic finding Timo Werner who tried to chip keeper was cleared off by Basham in
A beautiful team play from the Blues and Werner putting a low cross on the edge of the box and Mount finished off with a beautiful strike. Burke was a constant threat to Chelsea’s goal and the goal came as he made a run in the box, an error from Rudiger let to own goal.
Jorghinio (CDM) – (8/10) (Chelsea): Was amazing in the midfield making interceptions with partner Kovacic and finding amazing passes to find the forwards.
Timo Werner (ST) – (7.5/10) (Chelsea): Though his goal-drought continued in front of goal but he was constantly a threat to full-backs with his speed and was the reason behind both the goals
Mason Mount (CAM) – (7.5/10) (Chelsea): The academy star was full of energy and constant threat to Aaron Ramsdale’s goal and also was rewarded with a goal.
Chelsea next face Barnsley in FA Cup tie and Sheffield United face Bristol City in FA Cup.
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