Chelsea vs Sheffield United

Highlights and Full Match | Video

Tune in to catch the complete replay and thrilling highlights of the Chelsea vs Sheffield United showdown. The action kicks off at 15:00 (GMT) on the 16th of December, 2023. The esteemed A. Madley will be officiating this highly-anticipated match at Stamford Bridge. Don’t miss this intense battle in the England – Premier League, Week 17 of the 2023/2024 season.

Chelsea vs Sheffield United Full Match Reports

Chelsea found their footing with a morale-boosting 2-0 victory over Sheffield United, propelled by the brilliance of Cole Palmer, who contributed a goal and an assist. This win marked only the third Premier League (PL) triumph for the Blues on their home turf this season.

Following a disheartening loss to Everton in the previous week, Chelsea’s manager, Mauricio Pochettino, expressed deep disappointment in his team’s recent performances, having suffered defeats in three of their last four PL matches. Facing the league’s bottom side, Sheffield United, at home seemed like an opportune moment for Chelsea to rediscover their form ahead of the festive season. The opening 20 minutes saw the hosts dominating possession in a one-sided affair.

Despite controlling the game, Chelsea struggled to create clear-cut chances, and Sheffield United almost capitalized with a surprise opener when Cameron Archer narrowly missed the target with a curled effort. The Blues were fortunate to escape unscathed from a disjointed first-half display. After the break, Chelsea shifted gears, and their efforts were rewarded with an opening goal. Raheem Sterling displayed excellent vision, finding an unmarked Palmer eight yards from goal, and the midfielder clinically finished beyond Wes Foderingham for his sixth PL goal of the season.

Energized by the breakthrough, Chelsea quickly added a second goal seven minutes later. Palmer turned provider for Nicolas Jackson, who took advantage of defensive confusion in the visitors’ ranks to tap home from close range. Despite Sheffield United’s attempts to narrow the deficit, including James McAtee’s free-kick, Chelsea comfortably navigated the closing stages, securing consecutive home PL wins for the first time under Pochettino. Sheffield United now faces a crucial test against Aston Villa, aiming to bounce back from their fourth league defeat in five matches.

Man of the Match: Cole Palmer (Chelsea).