Chilwell view on 'lucky' goal for Chelsea confounds Blades misery - Sheffield United News
Chilwell view on 'lucky' goal for Chelsea confounds Blades misery
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Chilwell view on 'lucky' goal for Chelsea confounds Blades misery

Ben Chilwell says he was lucky to score against Sheffield United in a 4-1 win for Chelsea.

The Blues were dominant in their Premier League victory over United, but were given a helping hand to take the lead.

Tammy Abraham equalised after David McGoldrick had given the visitors an early lead at Stamford Bridge.

Chilwell then put the home side 2-1 up when both goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale and defender Max Lowe failed to deal with a cross to the far post.

The England international bundled the ball into the back of the net.


“Although I didn’t know much about it, I’ll take it and it’s another goal so I’m happy!” Chilwell told The Sun.

“I didn’t really have my bearings to be honest. It was a bit of everything – the post, the goalkeeper. I thought I would just get in the back post and hopefully it would hit me and go across goal or go in.

“I was lucky it went in the goal. I didn’t know it had gone in until I saw Tammy looking at me smiling.”

Chilwell goal for Chelsea highlights Blades’ problems

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Chris Wilder admitted after the defeat in west London that Ramsdale and Lowe made a mistake for Chilwell’s goal.

But he also defended his ‘keeper after he came in for particular criticism for his role in the loss.

Wilder added that it was a poor performance all round defensively.

He’s not wrong. United built their impressive form last season on being solid at the back.

Only the top three sides in 2019/20 conceded fewer than Wilder’s side as they finished ninth in their first top flight campaign in 12 years.

This time around, only four teams have currently conceded more. That, coupled with the second fewest goals scored, leaves the South Yorkshire side bottom of the table with one point.

When hugely talented and expensively assembled teams break down an organised defence it can be accepted. But gifting them goals such as Chilwell’s through a mistake cannot.

Wilder has a huge task ahead of him to try and turn this around.

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