London, Feb 7 (efe-epa).- Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea is getting used to winning and on Sunday downed lowly Sheffield United, last in the Premier League table, 2-1 on the road at Bramall Lane to make it into the European competition.
The Blues have not known defeat since the German coach took over the reins, and on Sunday it was Mason Mount and Jorginho who scored the goals – the latter from the penalty spot – to put their team in fifth place with 39 points.
Chelsea was clearly superior to Sheffield in the first half, although the VAR nullified a penalty by the Blades away from play. But the squad felt better after Mount tallied just before halftime on a good play by Timo Werner.
Werner once again did not score in this contest, but neertheless he managed to provide an assist on that first goal and later took the foul that led to the second goal on the penalty kick.
Although never at any time creating any danger for Chelsea, Sheffield United was handed a goal that evened things up temporarily early in the second half when Antonio Rudiger inexplicably sent the ball directly into his own net.
But the Blues never got nervous and Werner forced the winning penalty kick in the 58th minute when he tried to dodge past Aaron Ramsdale and the latter tripped him. The referee did not whistle the foul at first but a VAR review clearly showed it and so it was.
The win gives Chelsea its third consecutive victory and the loss keeps Sheffield down in the basement of the Premier League, a massive 12 points below the relegation threshold.