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EPL: Chelsea vs SUFC


Frank Lampard had a very difficult start to the new season. His Chelsea lost to Liverpool 0-2 at home and was followed by a 3-3 draw against newly promoted West Brom. However, in the past 1 month or so, the Blues are playing better and better. 

Public goods left a very good impression when the last 3 matches, every match Chelsea scored at least 3 goals. In it, the rookies took turns shining. Timo Werner just scored twice in the Champions League. In the Premier League alone, the German striker also scored 3 goals and had 1 assist / last 3 rounds. Hakim Ziyech just came back from an injury but also integrated very quickly into the general style.

In his first Premier League debut, Ziyech scored 1 goal and assisted in a 3-0 win over Burnley in the previous round. In the hands of Lampard, there are many options on attack. This makes even Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic absent tonight (positive for Covid-19, injury), but Chelsea do not have to worry much. Werner, Ziyech, Tammy Abraham are able to fill the void left by the two stars above. 

Positive also comes from the Blues defense. The defense of the Stamford Bridge team was widely criticized after a 3-3 draw against Southampton, a match in which they lost 2 points despite continuously leading. But since that disaster, the Chelsea net has never been vibrated again. The last 5 matches in all competitions, the white Blues. Notably, they clean sheets before strong opponents like MU or Sevilla.

It seems that in the end, Lampard has found the best frame in defense. In particular, the number 1 midfielder pair will be Thiago Sivla - Kurt Zouma. Silva's experience and level is a great addition to a Zouma who is playing very progress this season. In the wooden frame, the appearance of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy also helped Chelsea temporarily forget Kepa's nightmare. In short, the Blues are gradually coming to an end and they are completely confident in welcoming Sheffield Utd. 

The visitors did not have such optimism. Sheffield Utd last season was a phenomenon in the Premier League . But this season, it seems that the strength of teachers and coaches Chris Wilder has been decoded. After 7 rounds, they have not won any match, receiving 6 defeats. The defense was once Sheffield Utd's pride last season, this season is playing extremely badly when conceding 10 goals / 7 rounds. In the confrontation with Man City, the space behind their two wings was constantly gouged in by Green Man and if Pep Guardiola's army were better used, Sheffield Utd would have received more than 1 goal. 

Sheffield Utd's incompetence is also in the attacking front when they have only 3 goals / 7 rounds. Along with the bottom team Burnley (before round 8), Sheffield Utd are the two clubs with the least goals in the Premier League. Sheffield Utd spent a record amount of money to recruit young talent Rhian Brewster but the former Liverpool player has not left much of a mark. 

This is a quite different confrontation and Chelsea will have more victories to continue advancing on the rankings.  




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