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Chelsea combat Sheffield united at Bramall Lane on Saturday evening looking to strengthen their grip of a top-four place within the Premier league standings.
Although they produced yet one more unconvincing defensive display during their 3-2 victory over Crystal palace, it moved the Blues past Leicester city who drew against Arsenal, into third position.
Hear are reasons why Chelsea would struggle against Sheffield United on Saturday.
1. Chelsea midfield woe.
Frank Lampard still have variety of fitness issues before this fixture, particularly within the middle. With the likes of N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, and Fikayo Tomori all injured.
Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Hamstring
Possible return date: July 14 (vs Norwich city). Lampard has suggested that Kante are going to be out thanks to a hamstring injury for “a week or so” that Mateo Kovacic passed a fitness test.
It appears unlikely that any risk are going to be taken on the planet cup winner before Tuesday game with Norwich.
While Kovacic was call at the meeting with Crystal palace, Lampard acknowledge that the Croatian could return for the match at Barmall Lane.
Like kante risks are unlikely to be taken on both players, given the character of their injuries respectively, but Kovacic appears more likely to form an appearance in Yorkshire.
Fikayo Tomori sustained what the manager called a “Minor” set back in training, Tomori is unlikely to return back until home meeting with Norwich.
Frank on the opposite hand opted for young midfielder Bily Gilmour in absence of Kante and Kovacic which leaves interrogation point on Jorginho, who came on for the ultimate ten minutes.
2. Is Kepa fighting losing battle?
There is little question that Kepa Arrizabalaga’s form over the last year approximately has deserved criticism.
Though the scrutiny is now so intense that he’s required to be impeccable on the pitch, otherwise each and each goal the Blues concede appears to be blamed on the Spaniard.
Wilfred Zaha’s rocket to chop the deficit at Selhurst park during a game that Chelsea were cruising was the newest goal 25-year-old was blamed for.
Sky sports announcer Gary Neville was Critical of Kepa’s role. And while the shot wasn’t placed right within the corner, the speed of the ball clocked in at 65mph, with the sheer venom enough to defeat the Blues goal keeper.
The world’s costliest goal keeper, at 71.6 million, might be set to depart Stamford Bridge this summer, though his option appear to be reduced to a loan withdraw to La Liga.
That would be enough handy him another chance to salvage his career at Chelsea with Frank Lampard seemingly addressing other position with great urgency.
3. Chelsea’s fragile defense.
However, there remains a fragility at the rear with Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen not most solids of centre-back pairings, although the previous did produce a shocking late tackle to deny Benteke.
Christensen had a poor game by his standards. Patrick Van Aanholt went past him easily within the initiate to Palace’s second goal. Was very nervy within the last half .
Frank Lampard’s team almost threw away a two-goal lead twice away to Crystal palace on tuesday just for Kepa to tip a Scott Dann header on to the post leaving 90 percent Chelsea supporter’s almost fainting.
And Kurt Zouma making arguably the simplest tackle of the season on Christian Benteke to send the Blues up to 3rd within the Premier league table. We all hope Chelsea begin victorious.
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