Chelsea move into Premier League top 5 following narrow win over Sheffield United
- Sheffield United vs Chelsea ended 2-1 in favour of the Blues in an intriguing game played at Bramall Lane
- Mason Mount and Jorginho both grabbed a goal in each half as Antonio Rudger scored an own goal that put the Blades back in the game
- Chelsea still remain unbeaten under Thomas Tuchel as they move to fifth on the Premier League table
Chelsea clawed their way into the Premier League top-five following their 2-1 victory over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.
Mason Mount and Jorginho scored from the penalty to give the Blues their third win under new manager Thomas Tuchel.
There were dramatic scenes in the match as one of them was a penalty decision handed to Sheffield by referee Kevin Friend and Ben Chilwell fouled Max Lowe in the box in the 11th minute.
But after a look at the VAR, there was an offside spotted before the incident occurred and the penalty decision was overturned.
Timo Werner came close later in the half as he tipped the Sheffield goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale before a goal-line clearance was made.
Chelsea then took the lead in the 43rd minute as Werner squared a pass for Mount who side-footed home to make it 1-0.
The Blades came back into the game ten minutes after the restart as Antonio Rudiger carelessly put the ball into his own net after a miscommunication with goalkeeper Edouard Mendy. 1-1 it was.
A minute later, Sheffield also made a defensive blunder after a misjudged back-pass meant for Ramsdale was stolen by Werner who was brought by the keeper to win the Blues a penalty.
Jorginho stepped up and converted the resulting spot-kick in style and put Chelsea back in the lead. 2-1 it was.
Chelsea held on for the win as they move in the top five positions on the Premier League log.
Spurs got their goals through their hitman Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min to Jose Mourinho's side back in contention for a top-four finish.
The Lily Whites mounted much pressure from the blast of the whistle but could not find a way through West Brom's resolute defence.