Chelsea were on the wrong end of a last-minute equaliser against Sheffield United this afternoon, the Blues come away with a point after holding a two-goal lead.
Chelsea were denied the chance of winning three points at Stamford Bridge after Sheffield United’s last-minute equaliser against the Blues this afternoon.
The west London club had looked relatively comfortable for a large period of the game after academy graduate Tammy Abraham’s double.
The Chelsea star extended the side’s lead after pouncing on a defensive error just before the end of the first-half.
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Callum Robinson pulled a goal back for the Blades in the 46th minute but it didn’t look as though Chris Wilder’s side would take anything from the game.
That was until the 89th minute, Kurt Zouma turned the ball into the back of his own net after a dangerous cross from Robinson.
Here’s some reaction to the side’s performance, club captain Cesar Azpilicueta was singled out for his display by fans:
Azpilicueta is shocking all of a sudden. Jesus he’s costing us 1-2 goals every game!
— Elliot Black (@_ElliotBlack) August 31, 2019
Pathetic from Chelsea! Can’t defend at all this season is going to be long and embarrassing.
— Kevin Whyte (@smilerkev) August 31, 2019
Azpi is done for ?????
— GROSS MISCONDUCT ? (@Maxie_IsAwesome) August 31, 2019
Azpilicueta is washed up
— Siôn Evans (@DatGuyEvvzy) August 31, 2019
Absolutely rubbish. How long do I need to witness attackers get around Azpilecueta?
— LivetoRidetoLive (@LiveChelsea1905) August 31, 2019
This defense is shit
— Daniel Evans (@Daniel_Evans56) August 31, 2019
2 goals from azpi’s wing
Release the entire defense
— Raven_ (@_SendaRaven) August 31, 2019
Azpi can’t defend for his life
— . (@ForeverBlue_07) August 31, 2019
It’s a real shame to see that Azpilicueta is becoming the main target of criticism from fans, the Spaniard has been a phenomenal servant to the Blues but he can’t seem to catch a break right now.
Chelsea’s defensive record is shocking, it doesn’t seem as though Frank Lampard will be able to turn this around for some time.
The Blues’ best chance at tightening things up at the back is the return of Antonio Rudiger from injury.