Sheffield United continued their push for European qualification as they moved into the Premier League’s top six with a convincing win over in-form Chelsea at Bramall Lane.
David McGoldrick’s first Premier League goal opened the scoring, pouncing after Kepa Arrizabalaga had saved brilliantly from a deflected Oli McBurnie shot in the 18th minute.
Chelsea’s defence was shaky throughout and they were ruthlessly punished just 15 minutes later when Enda Stevens crossed and McBurnie was left completely unmarked in the six-yard box to power home a simple header.
The damage was completed when McGoldrick capitalised on a dreadful defensive mix-up to plunder his second late in the second half
If Leicester City and Manchester United win their games in hand against Bournemouth and Southampton respectively, Champions League-chasing Chelsea, currently third, could find themselves in fifth when next in action against Norwich on Tuesday.
Sheff Utd XI: McGoldrick, Basham, Stevens, Baldock, Norwood, Egan, O’Connell, Osborn, Dean Henderson, McBurnie, Berge
Subs: Jagielka, Sharp, Rodwell, Moore, Robinson, Freeman, Lundstram, Mousset, Zivkovic
Chelsea XI: Willian, Azpilicueta, Barkley, Zouma, Jorginho, Kepa, Christensen, Abraham, Mount, Pulisic, Reece James
Subs: Caballero, Giroud, Alonso, Kovacic, Batshuayi, Rudiger, Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi, L. Bate