Hakim Ziyech stole the present as Chelsea beat Sheffield United 4-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
The Moroccan winger notched two assists and was closely concerned all through as Frank Lampard’s males rose to 3rd within the Premier League.
The desk’s backside aspect took a shock early lead as David McGoldrick’s neat flick handed the Blades a 1-Zero lead lower than 10 minutes in.
Ziyech and N’Golo Kante have been caught out of place chasing a brief nook, permitting George Baldock to chop again to Sander Berge within the Blues’ field.
The midfielder whipped the ball into the hazard space and McGoldrick’s good intervention ended the Blues’ run of fresh sheets.
Chelsea hit again rapidly nonetheless, Tammy Abraham bagging his second aim within the week to make it 1-1.
Ziyech’s fantastic ball excessive despatched Kovacic down the inside-right.
Kovacic then offered a sensible cutback that invited the onrushing Abraham to fit into the far nook.
Ben Chilwell then put Chelsea right into a 2-1 lead simply previous the half-hour, turning the ball in on the far publish after a well-worked nook.
Aaron Ramsdale conceded the set-piece cheaply after which the failed to chop out Ziyech’s rangy cross.
The previous Bournemouth man shouldn’t have made both error, and Chelsea took full benefit, with Chilwell nudging in Ziyech’s teasing ball along with his thigh.
Captain on the night time Silva bagged his first Chelsea aim to place the Blues 3-1 to the nice, flicking residence from a superb extensive Ziyech free-kick to enhance the hosts’ lead.
Timo Werner might then have added a near-immediate fourth, solely to place his lob simply extensive having outpaced the Blades’ defence.
Werner made no mistake when performed in once more shortly afterwards nonetheless, blasting previous a hapless Ramsdale as Chelsea took complete management by shifting right into a 4-1 lead.
The sport ended with that scoreline, placing the Blues as much as third within the Premier League heading into the worldwide break.