‘I enjoyed watching that’ display from the Blues, says Lampard.
Chelsea 4-1 Sheffield United
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard admits he enjoyed the way his side performed in their 4-1 win against Sheffield United on Saturday. The Blues were taken aback when the Blades took the lead via David McGoldrick in the 9th minute, but they responded 14 minutes later as Tammy Abraham finished off Matteo Kovacic’s assist, before goals from England left back Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Timo Werner secured all three points at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have now played 11 matches without a defeat and it is their longest unbeaten run since November 2018.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the victory, Lampard hailed his teams performance, especially Hakim Ziyech, who picked up two assists on the day and showed his quality on the pitch. “Sheffield United are a really strong team,” lam said. “They are really good at putting you under pressure. We didn't deal with it brilliantly but the reaction from the team for the rest of the game was spot on. “It's something we have to get consistently better at. Everybody expected it to come on day one of the season but it doesn't. We saw a lot of it today against a difficult team. Great signs so let's keep going.
“We played against [Hakim Ziyech] in the Champions League last year. He's a top class player. He impresses you even more when you work with him. The Dutch league finished a long time ago then he had an injury so to hit the ground running like he has had been remarkable.
“He will be a big player for us. I need players who can come in and lift the level. That's hard. The midfield were great with their driving runs. “We are third. Now we are seeing some of the work. Some of the work today was really encouraging for me to see those signs. I am the first to keep my feet on the ground. Every game is challenging. “The players are the ones who deliver and deserve that first credit. They were amazing, all of them today. The balance of the team was good and it's nice to see. We must continue. I really enjoyed watching it but I know how football is.”