Oli McBurnie was likewise on target for the excellent hosts.
David McGoldrick struck two times as Sheffield United protected their most excellent win of the season with a fully-deserved 3-0 defeat of Chelsea
McGoldrick scored his first Premier League goal and struck once again to seal a spectacular success in the second duration after Oli McBurnie‘s great header had actually provided the Blades a 2-0 half- time lead.
This season keeps improving for Chris Wilder‘s side, who climbed to 6th location, 4 points behind Manchester United, to offer their Europa League hopes another big increase.
The way of the Blades’ success was even more excellent thinking about Chelsea had actually just recently gone up to 3rd spot in pursuit of a Champions League berth after winning 5 of their previous 6 league matches.
The Blues, roundly beaten in their first match at Bramall Lane in almost 14 years, might slip out of the leading 4 on Monday if both Leicester and Manchester United win their game in hand.
Chelsea started well. Christian Pulisic simply failed to keep his header on target from Reece James’ outstanding cross and the visitors looked enormous moving forward.
However the Londoners have actually not been as excellent when protecting in current weeks and the Blades exposed that soft underbelly when taking the lead in the 18 th minute.
McBurnie was selected at the back post by George Baldock‘s cross and, although the striker’s deflected shot was obstructed by Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, McGoldrick turned home the rebound for his first league goal in over a year.
Chelsea’s slick death in the final 3rd was typically simple on the eye, however it met stonewall resistance prior to the Blades doubled their lead with an exceptional goal in the 33 rd minute.
Enda Stevens was sent out clear down the left after playing a one-two with Ben Osborn and the wing-back’s pin-point cross was headed home by McBurnie into the top corner.
Chelsea reacted through James’ thumping shot from outside the area, however home goalkeeper Dean Henderson amounted to it and the Blades held firm till half- time.
Lampard changed Mason Mount and Andreas Christensen with Marcos Alonso and Toni Rudiger during the period.
Chelsea continued to probe, however there was no way through and, after more great from McGoldrick and McBurnie, Chris Basham‘s curling cross from the right practically discovered Osborn.
Chelsea installed some collective pressure, however discovered every opportunity on the edge of the Blades’ area obstructed.
Olivier Giroud was sent out on for Pulisic in the 65 th minute and within minutes volleyed simply broad following a long ball over the top.
Cesar Azpilicueta’s vicious drive was deflected broad and Tammy Abraham fired off target from the resulting corner.
However the Blades let go once again in the 76 th minute. McGoldrick burst forward and sent out replacement Lys Mousset down the right and, when Rudiger made a hash of his attempted clearance, McGoldrick struck to eliminate the game off.
The Blades might have had another in the closing phases, however Stevens blazed over the bar following more slick accumulation from the South Yorkshire side.