2023/24
Matchweek 17
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Sat 16 Dec 2023
Kick Off:
Stamford Bridge, London
Att: 39,599
Ref: Andy Madley

WHO'S GOING TO BE YOUR

MAN OF THE MATCH?

Report

Second-half goals from Cole Palmer and Nicolas Jackson earned Chelsea a comfortable 2-0 win over Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge.

Palmer registered a goal and an assist for the Blues, whose first victory in three matches moves Mauricio Pochettino's side back into the top half of the table.

How the match unfolded

Chelsea captain Conor Gallagher had the first good chance of the game after 15 minutes. He intercepted Auston Trusty's pass before forcing a save from Wes Foderingham.

Chelsea took the lead in the 54th minute when Raheem Sterling’s low cross was smashed in by Palmer from six yards out.

Palmer then turned provider seven minutes later for Jackson to double Chelsea’s lead. Foderingham managed to keep out Sterling's effort, but Palmer kept the ball in play and gave Jackson an easy finish into an empty net.

Max Lowe then made a crucial challenge to stop Palmer from getting on the end of a cutback inside the box from Mykhailo Mudryk.

Sterling had a great chance to make it 3-0 when he got on the end of a long pass from Thiago Silva, but Foderingham did well to smother the winger's effort. 

Djordje Petrovic, who was making his first Premier League start for Chelsea, was called into action for the first time in the 70th minute as kept out Gustavo Hamer's free-kick.

Substitute Armando Broja squandered a huge opportunity to add a third for Chelsea, missing an open goal from five yards out, while Foderingham made a double save late on from Palmer’s free-kick and Jackson’s rebound.

Chelsea are now in 10th place with 22 points, while Sheff Utd remain bottom with eight points.

Chelsea report | Sheff Utd report

Match officials

Referee: Andy Madley. Assistants: Harry Lennard, Nick Hopton. Fourth official: Rob Jones. VAR: Peter Bankes. Assistant VAR: Eddie Smart.

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Club Reports

Match officials

Referee: Andy Madley

Fourth Official: Robert Jones

VAR: Peter Bankes

Assistant VAR: Edward Smart

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      Season So Far

      Chelsea
       
      Sheffield Utd

      Top Player Stats

        Head-to-Head

        Chelsea
        Total Wins
        6
        Home
        4
        Away
        2
        Sheffield Utd
        Total Wins
        4
        Home
        3
        Away
        1

        Played

        11

        Draws 1

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