Chelsea have just lost 3-0 to Sheffield United, a horror result that throws their Champions League hopes into serious doubt.
And this stat, as pointed out by Sky Sports, tells you everything you need to know:
📊 Chelsea have now conceded 49 PL goals this season – they have conceded 50+ PL goals in only 1 of the last 22 full seasons, 53 in 2015-16 pic.twitter.com/I79m7FClnz
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) July 11, 2020
The Blues let in 3 to take their total conceded to 49 this season – with 3 games still to play.
Our worst ever return in the league was 53 in 2015-2016, the Jose Mourinho collapse season. We’re well on course to beat that, despite being in and around the top 4.
It’s so obvious where our problems are at the back, and these kinds of performances are the same we’ve seen time and again this season. The midfield fails to shield the defence, and the defence just crumbles.
It’s hardly like we were pushing either – we looked more likely to concede a fourth than score ourselves by the end.
Now, we all turn to CAS, who now look to have our Champions League destiny in their hands.