Date: 30th August 2019 at 5:15pm
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This Saturday Chelsea welcome Sheffield United to Stamford Bridge for a Premier League fixture.

After attaining their first win of the 2019 / 2020 Premier League campaign, away to Norwich City last Saturday, the Chelsea support will be hoping that their side can make it two wins on the bounce.

Sheffield United, like Norwich City, were promoted last May and the Blades, under the stewardship of Chris Wilder, will be hoping to spring a shock.

As is the norm for this site, we’re running our Match Day Moments feature where we invite you to leave your opinions on a variety of subjects including, but not limited to;

1 – The build-up to the fixture.

2 – The starting eleven selected by Frank Lampard.

3 – The action as it happens at Stamford Bridge.

4 – Your thoughts in the immediate aftermath of the final whistle sounding.

Will Chelsea make it two wins on the bounce or will Sheffield United be able to take advantage of a Chelsea defence that has, at times this season, looked a little shaky?

I guess we’ll all know the answer around 17:00 hours Saturday evening.

Up the Chels!

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10 Replies to “Match Day Moments – Sheffield United (H) – Premier League”

  • Hi vital chelsea family all over the world. This is wishing us wonderful outing at the Bridge today. Three points and a convincing display will be the tonic for a good international break. Common Chelsea and keep the blue flag flying high. #turnonthelamps

  • Azpi has been a big liability on that right defence. Most goals this season has been from his wing.

  • This is another harsh lesson learnt by Lamps. You don’t throw an inexperienced young player into a match of great importance if you don’t have a breathable lead. With the pressure heating up on our team and our right back spot targeted, the best decision would have been to man up the backline by taking out one of the frontmen.

  • Another option would’ve been to replace Azpi with Christensen and switch Tomori to the right back slot where he has been used before. How many points are we going to drop before Azpi get benched? I really salute his commitment and his legendary status will remain untainted but I think he has lost his powers and can’t adapt to the fast paced style required in the Premier league. With the expected return of Rudiger and Reece, Tomori should be used at the right back and Zouma paired with Christensen even if that will cost us the understanding building between Zouma and Tomori as I thought their pairing solidified us.

  • There is more of this to come but this is what’s to be expected with a young team and a new philosophy and by the way maybe this is where we should have kept Cahill and his experience with Rudiger expected to miss the start of the season

  • I meant Azpi has lost his powers not Lamps. Of course They have both attained legendary status but they are not on the same level. And it is too early to question Lamps. He’s been spot on with some decisions and some are not so good. The decision to start Tammy ahead of the rest is yielding results already and Mount as well. But his persistence with Willian and Azpi might be his undoing.

  • We may get used to the reality we’re a mid-table club this season, too many factors going against us.

  • My overall rating for the season so far; Kepa 7/10 (Been stable if not spectacular and those in front of him have exposed him too many times) Emerson 7/10 (Just like a new signing, he has made the position his own and is one of the first name on the list) Zouma 6/10 (After a shaky start, he is gradually improving with every game he plays and he is willing to put his body on the line as always) Christensen 6/10 (A good passer of the ball and reads the game well but he always look scared and lacks belief in himself) Azpilicueta 4/10 (His commitment is unwavering but his body is not in sync with his head. Needs to be be used sparingly) Jorginho 7/10 (Has added a few bites into his tackling and his passing range his improving, we are still waiting for his first assist though) Kante 5/10 (Injury has deprived us of our best player since Hazard’s departure, but no worries, he will be back and better) Mount 8/10 (So young yet so matured. If he keep scoring at this rate, Lampard’s scoring record will be under threat) Pulisic 6/10 (A fine player no doubt but he has not hit the ground running as expected. Hopefully he comes good quickly) Kovacic 5/10 (Fine movements here and there but the final pass is still lacking and really needs to learn how to strike a ball) Tammy 8/10 (Movement, strength and holds the ball up well. The finishing still need working on and let’s see how he fares against the big guns) Barkley 5/10 (Blows hot and cold and tends to stay inconsistent for too long. Should be getting at least 15 goals a season) Giroud 5/10 (A scorer of great goals but should accept second choice because his movement is not as great and the hold up play is lacking. Always return a pass in the opposition area when he is supposed to be greedy) Willian 3/10 (The body language is bad and he seems uninterested. Breaks down our attacks on the counter and his goal return is not that impressive for a supposed number 10) Pedro 5/10 (Needs to accept being a squad player as his brain is too quick for his legs. Age is finally catching up on him despite trying to give his all)

  • Agree about putting on an inexperienced player at that stage of the match ….. I did think at that moment it could be a mistake & it probably was …. Yet, full credit to Lamps for blooding the youngsters

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