'They'll have to come out all guns blazing' - What Sky Sports' pundits said at half-time as Sheffield United fall behind to Chelsea

Sheffield United trailed at half-time of their clash with Chelsea as Mason Mount gave the visitors the lead on the brink of the break.

By Danny Hall
Sunday, 7th February 2021, 8:11 pm

And United were left to bemoan some familiar failings as they missed a gilt-edged chance in the first minute, when Oli Burke was sent clear but hit the side-netting rather than the target.

“It was a huge chance,” said Sky pundit Roy Keane at half time.

"McBurnie does well, a nice first touch and he’s got to hit the target. He looked like he didn’t have that belief and conviction. They’re not going to get many chances and they have to take them.”

They were punished when Mount finished off Timo Werner’s pass just a few minutes before half-time.

“The technique for the goal is not easy,” added Graeme Souness. “He knows he has to find the side-netting and he does.”

And Micah Richards wasn’t surprised to see it. He said: “Chelsea have been dominant, Sheffield United will still come out and give it a right good go but it’s that lack of quality that sees them in the position they’re in. They’ll have to come out all guns blazing in the second half.”

Oliver Burke of Sheffield United is challenged by (L - R) Mateo Kovacic and Andreas Christensen of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Chelsea at Bramall Lane (Photo by Oli Scarff - Pool/Getty Images)