GRAEME SOUNESS known as Chelsea pair N’Golo Kante and Hakim Ziyech ‘dopes’ after switching off for Sheffield United’s early purpose in Saturday night’s sport.
The Blades took an early lead within the conflict at Stamford Bridge by way of a David McGoldrick strike following a well-worked quick nook routine.
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McGoldrick put Sheff Utd forward after Kante and Ziyech ‘turned their again on the play’ within the build-up, says Souness
The Blues hadn’t conceded a purpose of their final FIVE video games – final letting one in through the 3-3 draw with Southampton.
However simply 9 minutes into Saturday’s conflict, the Blues had been placed on the again foot.
And at half-time, Souness slated Kante and Ziyech for turning their backs on the play.
Souness stated: “For Ziyech and Kante that is inexcusable.
“They turned their backs on the play.
“They’ve clearly been advised the place they need to stand for set-pieces…
“However they need to have been going backwards of their positions and assessing the scenario, the place’s the hazard.
“These are large gamers… I labored with the good Ronnie Moran and he would inform us as set-pieces ‘search for the dope’.
“Ziyech and Kante had been the dopes there.
“They turned their backs on the play… you simply do not do this.”
Chelsea responded nicely to the setback, although – as Tammy Abraham’s scuffed shot discovered its means into the nook of the online to equalise.
And Ben Chilwell put the hosts in entrance from a brief nook of their very own, making the most of some dreadful defending from Max Lowe.
The Sheff Utd ace let the ball run previous him, seemingly unaware of Chilwell’s presence, permitting the England left-back to hook the ball dwelling.
Chelsea went into half-time with a 2-1 lead over Sheff Utd.