Player ratings: Sheffield United 1 vs 2 Chelsea

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It wasn’t an easy game at Bramall Lane against the Blades, as Chris Wilder’s men ensured that Chelsea laboured hard for the three points.

Chelsea are now in fifth place and just a point behind Liverpool in fourth, after a massive win against Sheffield United.

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Mendy: Didn’t have much to do other than bring the ball out of the net from a Rudiger own goal. Seemed edgy with his passing, but he did well nevertheless. 6/10

Azpilicueta: Made an error early in the game, but was not punished by Oli Burke. Strong performance afterwards. 6/10

Christensen: Came in for the injured Thiago Silva, and he was good. Comfortable defending and was equally good on the ball. 7/10

Rudiger: Dreadful error to score an own goal, but made up for it with two fantastic defensive blocks to prevent Sheffield from scoring a late goal. 6/10

Jorginho: Sheffield United didn’t make it easy for the midfield maestro, but he did okay and showed great composure to score the winning goal from the penalty spot. 7/10

Kovacic: Good pass to Werner in the buildup to Chelsea’s first goal. Not an easy game, but he did well whenever he was on the ball. 7/10

Reece James: Composed performance, but didn’t have enough space to cause any troubles to the home side from the right wing-back position. 6/10

Chilwell: Could have cost the team a penalty if not for the intervention of VAR. Didn’t seem at his best yet again, but good work in the buildup to Chelsea’s first goal. 6/10

Mount: Yet another man of the match performance. He looks very much undroppable yet again with a fine goal and a wonderful performance in general. 8/10

Werner: Might not have gotten a goal, but he was very effective by getting two assists. Good pass back for Mason Mount to score the opening goal, and won the penalty for the second goal. 7/10

Giroud: Was anonymous for the most part of the game, as he couldn’t impact the game. The new boss tactics don’t seem to work well with his qualities. Taken off for Hudson-Odoi after the hour mark. 5/10

Subs

Hudson-Odoi: Brought energy to the fray after replacing Giroud, but nothing much. 5/10

Alonso: Brought on for Chilwell in the second half. Seems to understand the position more than the Englishman. 6/10

Kante: His introduction was very useful after replacing Werner, as he didn’t only help with the defensive work but he also seemed bright going forward. 6/10

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