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Premier League: Chelsea Suffer Setback In UCL Qualification Hopes After Sheffield Hammering

Premier League: Chelsea Suffer Setback In UCL Qualification Hopes After Sheffield Hammering

Chelsea’s Champions League qualification hopes suffered a big setback following their 3-0 loss at Sheffield United in Saturday’s Premier League game.

A brace from David McGoldrick and a strike from Oliver McBurnie inflicted Chelsea with their 11th league defeat of the season.

It was Sheffield’s third win in their last four games (one draw) which secured another huge victory for their bid for European qualification.

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Sheffield opened the scoring in the 18th minute as McGoldrick tucked home from close range to open his Premier League goals account.

In the 33rd minute McBurnie doubled Sheffield’s lead, planting a header into the bottom corner.

And with 13 minutes left in the game McGoldrick scored his second of the match from close range to make it 3-0.

The win took Sheffield to sixth on 54 points and are just five points away from fourth position. 

For Chelsea, they remain in third spot on 60 points and could drop to fifth if Leicester City and Manchester United beat Bournemouth and Southampton respectively.

And at Anfield Burnley halted Liverpool’s impressive winning streak at home with a hardfought 1-1 draw.

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  • This is a huge mess by Lampard and his team.
    sheffied united scored two early goals and jxt gave us all the posessions to ejoy and we could even score a single goal. But any time the knock on our defence door,Rudiger and co always open it for them.

     
  • Pompei 3 weeks ago

    Chelsea fans better be careful what they wish for. If this squad is getting hammered by Sheffield United, what will happen in the Champions League, should Chelsea qualify? How will this hapless squad measure up against the likes of Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus? Scary to contemplate. The solution is to completely overhaul the centerback department. New, capable centebacks need to be signed asap. The full backs and midfield could be better, but are not too bad. The attack, Giroud and Batshuayi in particular should get a lot more game time. Between these two and Englishman Tammy, the attack should be firing. Perhaps it is time for the toughest question – is Frank Lampard in over his head? Is it time to show him the door? The ex-player wanna-be manager has tried and so far not impressed. Perhaps it is time to get a proper manager in there.

     
  • Collins id 3 weeks ago

    I think lampard did verry well considering the competition in the english football these days. at list we will make the champions league despite not allowed to buy new players.

     
  • @Pompaei
    look at this
    1-we lost our best player in the shape of Hazard and also a top defender in Luiz
    2-our maneger Sarri left
    3-we had a transfer ban hence couldn’t sign any player
    3-most of our players like Cheek,kante,pulisic,Rudiger,etc have been battling with injury.
    4-most of our players are academy boys and some of them never played premier league foothball before this season,infact some are directly coming from academy to the first.
    then frank came in with just one year championship(second division) experience and after 33 matches, chelsea is in a good position to qualify for the UCL and you are saying he should be shown the exit door for under performing?
    Then,what of man united that had quality players before but still bought players for over 100million but are still batling for the same top four? What would they now do to O G S?
    i am a chelsea fan and i know Lamp. has done some mistakes in some games but if you look at it very well,he has a good overall performance.
    pls learn to appreciate..

     
    • Pompei 3 weeks ago

      King07, siddon there and continue to appreciate mediocrity. Is it until Chelsea start fighting relegation battles that your eyes will finally open? This is Chelsea FC we’re talking about! The performances we’ve been seeing throughout the season are not good enough, by Chelsea standards. If Lampard is getting results like this at Aston Villa or Norwich, he would have been considered a hero. But at a club that considers a top 4 finish a birth right, a club that expects trophies, a club that expects to qualify for the champions league with minimum fuss, the results have been poor. Once in a while, he guides the team to a fine performance, like when they recently beat Man City. The problem is the poor results have become too numerous. And a 3-nil undressing by Sheffield United does not help Lampard’s case at all. Talking about the absence of Hazard and all the other excuses you listed does not justify the poor results. Lampard needs to start producing Chelsea-like performances, or he might find himself out the door sooner than later. We all know how intolerant Abramovich is of failure.