(EFE) – Chelsea recovered the initial advantage of Sheffield United that ended up being thrashed by Stamford Bridge (4-1), to establish Frank Lampard’s team as a contender for the Premier leadership.
The Blues accumulate six games without losing in the English competition. They are one point behind Southampton and Liverpool, who share the top of the table.
Chelsea overcame the initial scare with authority when the visiting team took the lead with a great goal after nine minutes. A George Baldock cross into the box, a heel from the Norwegian Sander Berge on the penalty spot and a perfect culmination from David McGoldrick, who beat Senegalese Edouard Mendy.
The London team tied for twenty-four with a shot from Tammy Abraham, who received a pass from Croatian Mateo Kovacic, and surprised Aaron Ramsdale.
The advantage that Lampard’s team acquired ten minutes before the break was key. The Moroccan Hakim Ziyech, one of the highlights, executed a cross into the box that Benjamin Chiwell took advantage of with success at the far post.
The shock subsided in the second half. Sheffield, who have not won a single game and are bottom of the table, dominated, but without conviction or success.
And in the final stretch it declined. In three minutes he conceded the other two goals. In 77, a free kick taken from the corner by Ziyech was headed by Brazilian Thiago Silva. And in 80, the German Timo Werner finished with quality a ball that he received in a divided action in the midfield and that N’Golo Kanté won.