It was not an easy match for Chelsea as they faced Sheffield United in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. The threat under the goal of The Blues was created by the guests in the 11th minute of the match.
Oliver Norwood hit a corner kick and made a headshot, later the ball was claimed by Kepa Arrizabalaga. In the 21st minute, we already had a situation on the other side of the pitch. Benjamin Chilwell struck from outside the penalty area and Norwood headed it into his own goal.
At the end of the first half, Christian Pulisic tried to overpass the rivals’ goalkeeper in a convenient situation but without success. Immediately after the break, it seemed that this time there must be a goal.
The leading was again played by Pulisic, who played around three rivals and rushed at the goal. However, he hit from an acute angle and his shot was defended.
The visitors had the best opportunity to equalize in the 68th minute. John Lundstram centered the ball and David McGoldrick shot from close range with his head and narrowly missed.
A minute later Arrizabalaga had to defend a shot from the corner of the penalty area by Oliver McBurnie. In the last, Hakim Ziyech, who took advantage of a good pass by Chilwell, increased the score to 2-0.
The final part of the match lacked dangerous situations. Chelsea took the win and found themselves in the best four of the FA Cup among teams such as Manchester City and Southampton FC.
Chelsea – Sheffield United 2-0 (1-0)
Goal: Norwood (24og), Ziyech (90)