Only 1 shot on target…Chelsea fans bemoan Mourinho’s poor decision-making
The team won, but Mikhail Mourinho didn’t have much of an impact.
Chelsea defeated Sheffield United 2-0 in the 17th round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) season at Stamford Bridge in London, England, at 0:00 a.m. ET on Sunday. Chelsea moved to 22 points, good for 10th place in the league.
The Blues, who had recently suffered their second consecutive league defeat, attacked early in the first half to secure the win. Mourinho, Cole Palmer, Raheem Sterling, and others tried to create chances. However, the first half ended goalless.
Fortunately, Chelsea opened the scoring nine minutes into the second half. Sterling picked up the ball on the right flank and used his speed to break away from the defense. He then sent in a grounded cross for Palmer to finish. Chelsea extended their lead seven minutes later. Palmer slid the ball in for Nicholas Jackson to head home.
In the end, the game ended in favor of Chelsea. The victory snapped Chelsea’s losing streak against Manchester United and Everton.
While it was a positive result for the team, some Chelsea fans were disappointed with Mourinho’s performance. In particular, they were left bitter after Mourinho’s mid-range shot from outside the penalty box in the 22nd minute sailed well over the bar and into the stands.
The UK’s Daily Mail wrote: “Moudrique started and played 69 minutes against Sheffield Wednesday. Fans erupted in criticism when he attempted a mid-range shot in the 22nd minute that flew closer to the corner flag than the goal.” It was the only shot Mourinho attempted in the game.
In particular, according to the outlet, a fan of Chelsea’s rivals sneered, “Mourinho wasn’t actually shooting, he was passing to his friend in the stands.” “Mourinho’s goal is nothing short of embarrassing,” Chelsea fans lamented.