Chelsea suffered one of their biggest defeats of the season after they were hammered 3-0 by Sheffield United. Chelsea traveled to Bramall Lane to seal their hopes of playing in the Champions League. Things however did not go their way from the start of the game. Sheffield United overpowered them in every aspect cruising to a comfortable 3-0 victory.
A furious Lampard admitted that Chelsea was overpowered in all areas. Speaking to Skysports, “They were better than us, they were stronger than us physically and with the ball, so you lose the game. You feel and hear every noise [on the touchline] and all I could hear was Sheffield United voices. They are a good team and if you come here and perform below par this is what will happen.
“We matched them shape-wise but were too slow and weren’t getting our wingers into the game. We tried to get control, which we did but weren’t threatening.
“At 2-0 down you make it difficult for yourselves. Disappointing. Mistakes. You analyse all season and review and move forward. We need to put that to bed quickly and fight for the top four. I learned a lot and I won’t forget that.
“I am not concerned about top four today. Today I am concerned with how we performed. All I do is sit and watch the games and consider what we want to do. We will see where we are when we approach Norwich. But we can’t approach Norwich or Manchester United or Wolves like we did today.”
The victory over Chelsea has seen Sheffield United move to sixth. The team has been on fine form thanks to the amazing work from Chris Wilder. After the game, Wilder noted that his team was excellent. He thanked them for defending well and attacking even better.