Sheffield United pulled off the shock of the night defeating Chelsea three-nill and blowing the race for the top four wide open.
The race for third and fourth in the Premier League was blown wide open after Sheffield United stunned Chelsea
Following Manchester United’s recent good form, it was vital that Frank Lampard’s Chelsea kept winning. Unfortunately, the Blues were unable to navigate their way past the Blades.
Chelsea’s labored to victory over Crystal Palace, disposed of lowly Watford with ease but were undone by struggling West Ham.
After tonight’s loss to Sheffield United that puts Lampard’s team with a 50% win rate over the last four Premier League games.
Tonight’s match should have seen Chelsea take a firm grip of third place and force Leicester to worry about Manchester United.
Instead, Chris Wilders Blades cut the Londoners defense wide open in the 18th minute and never looked back.
McGoldrick capitalized on being the quickest to react to a great save from Kepa Arrizabalaga.
That was before McBurnie doubled the lead in the 33rd with a free header in the six-yard box.
The thumping was complete in the 77th minute when McGoldrick got his brace and Sheffield’s third when the visitor’s defense was in total disarray.
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