Chelsea recovered from conceding a purpose for the primary time in six matches to beat Sheffield United Four-1 within the Premier League on Saturday, sealing a fourth straight victory in all competitions for Frank Lampard’s expensively assembled staff.
When David McGoldrick deftly flicked the ball into the online within the ninth minute at Stamford Bridge, he turned the primary participant to attain in opposition to Chelsea since Southampton defender Jannik Vestergaard’s stoppage-time equalizer on Oct. 17. It was additionally the primary time goalkeeper Edouard Mendy had let in a league purpose since becoming a member of Chelsea from Rennes in September.
It prompted a nice response from Chelsea, which scored twice in every half to maneuver into third place — for one night time, not less than — within the newest indication that Lampard’s new-look lineup is beginning to gel after an outlay of almost USD 300 million on new gamers for this season.
Tammy Abraham equalized within the 23rd by sweeping house a cut-back from Mateo Kovačić, earlier than Ben Chilwell met a deep, inswinging free kick from Hakim Ziyech with a close-range end on the again submit within the 34th.
Ziyech’s supply was harmful all match and his whipped free kick from close to the nook flag was glanced in on the close to submit by Thiago Silva for the Brazil defender’s first purpose for Chelsea.
Timo Werner wrapped up the scoring within the 80th after latching onto a ricochet that flew again towards United’s field, dispatching his end with aplomb to search out the online for the fourth straight recreation.