On Sunday night at Bramall Lane in the Premier League, Chelsea continued their unbeaten streak under Thomas Tuchel to secure a 2-1 victory over Sheffield United.
Tuchel’s side has now won three league games in a row, rising into the fifth position, one point behind Liverpool in fourth.
With a calm finish in the bottom corner, Mason Mount gave Chelsea the lead two minutes before half-time.
Until Jorginho stepped up from the spot three minutes later to regain the Blues’ lead, Antonio Rudiger passed into his net to level the scores ten minutes into the second half.
While being at the foot of the table, it was the hosts who took the game to Chelsea and they should have been ahead within two minutes. After a mistake by Cesar Azpilicueta, Oliver McBurnie slipped Oliver Burke in, but the Blades attacker could only hit his glorious opportunity past Edouard Mendy into the side netting.
For the German, Timo Werner showed glimpses of his former self in a bright half and almost ended his 14-game goal drought in the Premier League. In the seventh minute, Mateo Kovacic found him in the back and dumped Aaron Ramsdale, but Chris Basham cleared the goal-bound shot.
After Ben Chilwell clumsily brought down Basham at the far post in the 12th minute, Sheffield United believed they had a penalty, but VAR arrived at Thomas Tuchel’s side rescue when it was reversed for an offside.
In the 18th minute, Chilwell and Cesar Azpilicueta both had a great opportunity to bring Chelsea ahead, but neither of them could get a good purchase at the back post on Mason Mount’s free-kick delivery.
In the 35th minute, Chilwell had another decent chance but he headed over from Azpilicueta’s cross at the back post.
The Blades took the game to Chelsea, but two minutes before the break, Tuchel’s side broke the deadlock as Werner cut it back perfectly for Mount and found the bottom corner to hand a half-time lead to the visitors.