Chelsea down Sheffield United
Chelsea welcomed Sheffield United to Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening for a Premier League clash.
The Blues headed into the tie in fine form both domestically and in Europe.
Sheffield United, on the other hand, were yet to pick up a single win in the Premier League prior to Saturday.
And not too unsurprisingly, the meeting at the Bridge would play out true to form.
The Blades would actually take the lead in the tie nine minutes in via David McGoldrick.
However, an inspired display from some of Chelsea’s latest recruits, most specifically Hakim Ziyech, saw the Blues eventually come away with a dominant 4-1 win.
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Highlights: Chelsea 4-Sheffield United 1
Lampard praises Silva
Though it was largely Ziyech who grabbed the headlines post-Sheffield, several of the Londoners other summer signings also impressed on Saturday.
One such player whose display may have gone under the radar somewhat was Thiago Silva.
The veteran stopper has played a huge role in transforming Chelsea’s previously shaky backline into one of the most solid in the league.
And speaking after his side’s latest win, Frank Lampard was quick to lavish Silva with praise:
“I knew the player that he was when he came here because of the career he had.
“He played in the Champions League final a few weeks before coming here, but his level of performance since he’s been here, without much of a pre-season, the influence, individual performance, the way he is between games, he attacks training so diligently.
“He looks at opposition when we are having meetings, he wants to know. So I have a lot of conversations with him. He has been brilliant, I can’t say enough about him. Then he gets the goal today, a very good goal. He has made a big impact.
“I am very open to make sure we give him the best rest in between and make things easy for him. He looks fit, he is fit, he’s fresh and he is helping and rubbing off on others around him. Long may that continue.”
Quotes via Goal.
Chelsea down Sheffield United Chelsea welcomed Sheffield United to Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening for a Premier League clash. The Blues headed into the tie in fine form both domestically and in Europe. Sheffield United, on the other hand, were yet to pick up a single win in the Premier League prior to Saturday. AndFootball (soccer) greatest goals and highlights | 101 Great Goals – Feed