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Chelsea’s top four chances were given a huge blow after the 3-0 defeat to Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday evening.
It looked like all hopes were lost for the Blues, but thanks to a friend in Bournemouth who inflicted a surprise 4-1 win against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Sunday evening.
Chelsea now have their top four destiny back in their hands, but after recent showings, it’s not yet time to celebrate, as Chelsea’s defensive weaknesses have been evident for far too long.
Despite the lack of attacking threat from Chelsea against the Blades on Saturday, Chelsea lost the game majorly due to defensive errors. Our three fit centre-backs Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger and Kurt Zouma all made a major error that led to goals in one singular game. This surely is a thing for concern. More so is that the Chelsea manager is yet to find his perfect centre-back pairing at this stage of the season.
Chelsea have conceded eight goals in the last four matches, and this has been Chelsea’s story for much of the season.
Frank Lampard has had to bring back N’Golo Kante to his much more defensive position, and it has helped tremendously. In the absence of Kante, Chelsea have conceded five goals in just two games.
Jorginho was introduced to the starting team for the first time since the restart, and his performance was a shamble, as Sheffield muscled him out of the game. The Chelsea backline was terribly exposed.
Chelsea’s blushes may not be spared again, and the Blues must win the three remaining games. But we’d definitely need N’Golo Kanté back to his position, and thankfully he should be back for the game against Norwich City on Tuesday night.