Chelsea moved to within a point of fourth-placed Liverpool thanks to a near win at Sheffield United, as Thomas Tuchel continued his unbeaten start as Blues boss.
Mason Mount marked another standout effort with the opener as Chelsea took the lead on the half-time stroke at Bramall Road. In a pocket of space to crush the resilience of Sheffield United, he popped up to rifle home from Timo Werner’s pass.
Until Ben Chilwell fouled Chris Basham inside the penalty area only to be reprieved by the offside flag, the hosts were cursing their luck having squandered a golden-edged chance 30 seconds in when Oli Burke failed to reach the mark when through on goal.
Thanks to a howler from Antonio Rudiger, who tried to play a blind pass back to Edouard Mendy only for the ball to bypass the goalkeeper and roll over the line for a comical own goal, the Blades were level 10 minutes after the restart.
But Chelsea was not to be denied as they reclaimed their advantage, with Jorginho coolly stroking home a penalty after Werner was upended by goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.
From there, the side of Tuchel saw the game comfortably, with Chelsea winning the win that sees them climb to fifth, while Sheffield United is sitting at the bottom, roughly 12 safety points.