Chelsea have suffered shocked 3-0 defeat to Sheffield United on Saturday evening – means their Premier League top-four chances were dealt a significant blow.
The Blades took the lead when Oli McBurnie’s deflected efforts was saved by Kepa Arrizabalaga before falling to the feet of David McGoldrick, who gratefully tapped home his first Premier League goal.
McBurnie doubled the host lead through climbed highest and planted his header in at the near post before the half-time.
McGoldrick doubled his tally in the second half to inflict more misery on Chelsea, who flattered to deceive and failed to create any notable chances throughout the match.
It was the kind of performance that could see Frank Lampard make several changes to his team with Mason Mount, Andreas Christensen, Jorginho and Tammy Abraham all struggling to make a statement.