Sheffield United fans react to performance of their Chelsea loanee Ethan Ampadu
Sheffield United’s miserable Premier League season continued with defeat to Manchester United on Thursday night – but some of their fans on Twitter did find a small positive from the performance of Chelsea loanee Ethan Ampadu.
Sheffield United are sat rock bottom of the league table with only one point from 13 games, meaning they are already nine points adrift from safety and strong favourites to be relegated.
They were beaten 3-2 at home to Manchester United last night in their latest result and they look miles off the side they were last season when they finished ninth in the top-flight.
Chelsea youngster Ampadu was sent out on loan this season to Bramall Lane and his development is taking place in a team massively out of sorts.
The 20-year-old is a versatile star the can play as a centre-back or defensive midfielder, filling in at the latter in the defeat to Manchester United.
He is a highly-rated talent that already has 13 senior international caps for Wales and has played in the Chelsea first-team before, but he’s in unfamiliar territory in a struggling team this season.
The all-action enforcer battled away against Manchester United and in glimpses showed his quality, but it was difficult for him to get a real grip on the game and he’s had a stop-start time during his loan so far.
Some Sheffield United supporters on social media were at least upbeat about Ampadu’s contribution in the league defeat: