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Chelsea match awful 30 year record with Champions League defeat to Real Madrid

Frank Lampard’s reign continues to stutter


Chelsea have matched their worst run of results in 30 years when they failed to score against Real Madrid, with the Blues now having gone 4 games without scoring a goal in all competitions, something that they last managed in 1993.

The Blues’ goalscoring woes have been well-documented, with the west London outfit having managed just 29 goals in 30 Premier League games this season, fewer than 12 other sides in the top flight. Their current top goalscorer Kai Havertz has found the net just 9 times.

And they showed few signs of changing that at the Santiago Bernabeu during their 2-0 Champions League defeat to Real Madrid.

After an opening that the visitors shaded, they fell behind when Kepa could only push Vinicius Jr’s shot into the path of Karim Benzema, who tapped in.

Things were further complicated in the second half when Ben Chilwell was sent off for a professional foul, before Marcos Asensio doubled the Spanish giants lead in a game that could have finished in much more ugly fashion than it did for Frank Lampard’s side.

As they struggled, they matched an awful stat that had laid dormant for 30 years, with their blank meaning that they have gone four games without a goal, something they last managed in 1993.

The blank against Los Blancos followed failures to score against Liverpool, Aston Villa and Wolves in the Premier League, and means that they have taken just one point from a possible nine in the month of April so far.

They face high-flying Brighton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in a return to the Premier League, before they host Real Madrid for the second leg of their Champions League clash in six days time.

At current rate, they may be set to break plenty more of their own records before the end of the season.

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Ben Browning

Ben Browning

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