Sheffield United 2 -2 Chelsea: Blues positives and negatives

Blues conceded stoppage time equaliser in a disappointing display against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane
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One step forward two steps back

Failing to secure victories against two of the Premier League's struggling teams within a week highlights Chelsea's lack of clear progression. There is hardly any sign of progression displayed in those two matches. Before this game, Sheffield United have scored only 30 goals in 31 league matches this season and have conceded 14 goals in their last three home matches – six against Arsenal, five against Brighton and three against Fulham (scoring three goals in the process).

 Despite dominating, having  two-third of the possession in this game, Chelsea struggled to create clear-cut chances against Sheffield United. To put in context, Sheffield United had six shots on target compared to Chelsea’s three and nine shots overall compared to Chelsea’s five.

The inability to capitalize on possession and create scoring opportunities raises concerns about Chelsea's ability to consistently perform at a high level and progress in the league standings.

Had the Blades been more adventurous and clinical in front of goal in this encounter, they could have snatched a late victory thereby making Chelsea a victim of their dramatic stoppage-time victory against Manchester United in midweek.