Chelsea were beaten by Sheffield United in the 35th week of the English League. These results make the Blues have lost 11 times this season.
A visit to Bramall Lane on Saturday (11/07/2020), Chelsea helplessly burglarized by two goals David McGoldrick (18 ‘, 77’) and Oliver McBurnie (33 ‘). Although it still ranks third, the results make the position of Jorginho et al in the top four zones threatened.
If Leicester City can defeat Bournemouth (7/13) and Manchester United can overthrow Southampton (7/14), Chelsea will automatically drop to 5th place. They must fight hard in the remaining three matches to qualify for the Champions League next season.
The Blues’ performance this season did go up and down. Trained by Frank Lampard, Chelsea did a refreshment in the squad by relying heavily on young players such as Christan Pulisic, Mason Mount, to Tammy Abraham.
Although their performance is promising in the future, consistency is still the main PR. Until week 35, they have lost 11 times, the worst this season compared to their competitors in the European zone.
Manchester United who struggled at the start of the new season lost 8 times, as did Arsenal. Sheffield, who sat in sixth position, had even lost nine times, like Leicester.
In addition, Opta noted that this season Chelsea had conceded 33 times in away matches, equaling a bad record in the 1996/97 season. By leaving an away match against Liverpool, they could concede again and carve away the worst record in the Premier League era.
This was compounded by the performance of Kepa Arrizabalaga, who has conceded 42 times in the Premier League this season. The record only lost to Chelsea goalkeeper in the 1993/94 season, Dmitri Kharin, who conceded 48 goals. No wonder the Blues are rumored to be looking for a new goalkeeper next season.
“What we have to do now is forget it, because the only thing that is important right now is we are still fighting for the top four. We are still in the race,” Lampard said after the match against Sheffield, quoted by the club’s official website.
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