Chelsea hit again in spectacular style after going behind to overwhelm backside membership Sheffield United 4-1 at Stamford Bridge and transfer into third place within the Premier League on Saturday. David McGoldrick’s neat flick gave the guests a shock ninth-minute lead however Chelsea responded with targets by Tammy Abraham and Ben Chilwell earlier than halftime. Frank Lampard’s aspect bossed the second half and captain Thiago Silva scored his first aim for the London membership with a 77th-minute header earlier than Timo Werner added a fourth.
Moroccan worldwide Hakim Ziyech, one other of Chelsea`s current signings, claimed two assists in a masterful efficiency. Chelsea have 15 factors from eight video games, one behind shock leaders Southampton and title holders Liverpool, who go to Manchester Metropolis on Sunday.
Sheffield United are nonetheless on the lookout for their first victory of the season and have picked up just one level thus far — the joint-lowest complete after eight video games in Premier League historical past. “As soon as they scored the response was essential and the response of the workforce for the remainder of the sport was spot on,” Lampard mentioned. “They’re a tough workforce to play towards, so some nice indicators, however we’ve to maintain going.”
Constructive indicators for Chelsea
Chris Wilder’s aspect started brightly and took the lead with a well-worked quick nook routine — the ball ultimately performed in by George Baldock to Sander Berge whose shot was cleverly re-directed by McGoldrick previous goalkeeper Edouard Mendy. Chelsea didn’t take lengthy to get into their stride although and had been stage after 23 minutes when Abraham was picked out by Mateo Kovacic and his bouncing shot beat keeper Aaron Ramsdale.
Ziyech was a relentless menace to the United defence and his very good supply virtually embarrassed Ramsdale who scooped the ball away to Werner whose shot then struck the crossbar. One other Ziyech ball a minute later induced extra havoc and, as Ramsdale hesitated, Chilwell crept in on the far publish to attain. It was Ziyech’s left foot that gave Brazilian central defender Thiago the prospect to look in Chelsea’s third.
“Ziyech has been an enormous plus for us and he’ll proceed to be so,” Lampard mentioned of the previous Ajax Amsterdam participant. Germany striker Werner wrapped up a great evening for the Blues with a scientific right-foot end after a unfastened ball rebounded kindly into his path within the eightieth minute.