Despite the Blades getting the first goal of the game, Chelsea were able to come back to claim a 4-1 victory – featuring goals from some of our fresh new signings. Here are five things we learnt from the Blues’ latest league win.
Hakim Ziyech: What a Signing
Hakim Ziyech looked superb on Saturday, with the Moroccan claiming two assists against Sheffield. The £33m signing provided the assist for Chelsea’s second of the match as Chilwell slotted one home for the Blues from a neat cross, before also assisting the Chelsea captain Thiago Silva on the day. He was also involved in the build-up play for the opening goal, and was providing chances for his team throughout the entirety of the match – producing great crosses, free-kicks and corners. Despite a few injury concerns at the start of his time with the Blues, the 27-year-old has now settled in nicely with his new team, and this is hopefully just the beginning of his successful Chelsea journey.
The Clean Sheet Run Finally Ends
Many Chelsea supporters were optimistic that our brilliant defensive form would continue as we headed into the match against a struggling Sheffield. However, our clean sheet run finally came to an end under just 10 minutes, with David McGoldrick claiming yet another goal against the Blues. Despite a disappointing start and a lapse of concentration from the home side, it was how we got back into the game that truly mattered, with Frank Lampard’s side coming from behind to secure the three points. Yes, the goal conceded would have dampened the spirits in that moment, but overall it was still a solid defensive performance by the hosts.
Ohh, Thiago Silva
Our win against Sheffield also witnessed Silva’s first goal in Chelsea blue, with the centre-back connecting with Ziyech’s superb free-kick. The 36-year-old was able to run into space within the six-yard box, producing a fine header into the goal. It was a special moment for the former PSG man, with Silva proving to be the perfect signing since joining the Blues. His goal also means that Silva has become the 14th Chelsea player to score in all competitions this campaign as goals continue to come from all ends of the pitch for Lampard’s men this season.
Speaking of goals, there were a lot to see in our latest PL victory, with both the defenders and forwards getting involved. As previously mentioned, new signings Chilwell and Silva were able to get on the scoresheet, but the first goal was indeed scored by our very own Tammy Abraham. The striker is continuing to deliver when called upon, perhaps posing a difficult decision for the boss once Christian Pulisic is back and fit. Timo Werner managed to bag the last goal of the game, with the German now getting his fourth league goal of the season – silencing the haters after his slow start.
Another Superb Team Display
These days, it is becoming increasingly difficult to pick out a star performer for the Blues, with all Chelsea players putting in some great displays as of late. Although Ziyech deservedly got MOTM, not a single Blues player had a poor game on Saturday, and the new signings are continuing to gel well and discover each other’s strengths. It’s currently a great time to be a Chelsea supporter, so let’s hope this good form continues, with Lampard finally appearing to get the best out of this exciting team.