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CHELSEA hammered Sheffield United 4-1 at Stamford Bridge as Hakim Ziyech turned in a masterclass.

Meanwhile Callum Hudson-Odoi was reportedly seen breaking London's Tier 2 rules on a night out with Fikayo Tomori.

Get all the latest updates from Stamford Bridge here…

  • Justin Lawrence

    WRIGHT'S SIGHT

    Ian Wright insists Chelsea should be considered title challengers following their 4-1 victory over Sheffield United on Saturday.

    When asked if Chelsea can be title challengers this season, Wright told Premier League Productions: “Yes, with what they’ve got.

    “They’ve got everything in the armoury to actually challenge, without a doubt.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    KANTE STEPS

    Frank Lampard says Chelsea are reaping the rewards of carefully handling N’Golo Kante’s fitness.

    The French midfielder struggled with injury during a stop-start 2019-20 season and his role within the team has come under close scrutiny since.

    Lampard said: “I have made big steps to try and manage his training and games, and making sure we attempt to keep him as fit and ready for games as we can. I’m pleased he is fit now and we will keep managing that.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    SILVA LINING

    Chelsea boss Frank Lampard reserved particular praise for veteran defender Thiago Silva after the 4-1 win over Sheffield United.

    The team have become notably more resilient with Silva at its heart, and Lampard took the time to salute the Brazil international's influence both on and off the field.

    He said: “He played in the Champions League final a few weeks before coming here, but his level of performance since he's been here, without much of a pre-season, the influence, individual performance, the way he is between games, he attacks training so diligently.

    “He looks at opposition when we are having meetings, he wants to know. So I have a lot of conversations with him. He has been brilliant, I can't say enough about him. Then he gets the goal today, a very good goal. He has made a big impact.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    ZIYECH PRAISE

    Hakim ZIyech played a pivotal role in Chelsea's win at Sheffield United yesterday and pundit Tim Cahill was full of praise about his performance.

    Former Everton midfielder Cahill believes attacking stars like Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham will love playing with him as Ziyech helps to get the best out of them in the final third.

    He said: “It was the Hakim Ziyech show. He was just incredible.

    “The positions he took up, he always plays forward and it’s the vision. It’s what he sees that creates chances.

    “He can score goals, he creates and he puts set plays on a plate.

    “The players in the team know he’ll play forward and they can make their runs.”

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    AVERAGE POSITIONS

    Here are the Blues' average positioning in last night's 4-1 win over Sheffield United.

    Note how clear Chelsea's shape is… and that George Baldock is the Blades' furthest forward player, trying to get in behind Ben Chilwell.

    No chance.

  • Joshua Jones

    GOOD MORNING CHELSEA FANS

    I bet you are all buzzing with yesterday’s thumping 4-1 win at home to Sheffield United.

    Goals from Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Timo Werner cancelled out David McGoldrick’s early opener.

    Former Liverpool player-turned-pundit Graeme Souness praised Chelsea academy product Mason Mount.

    Souness has been impressed with the midfielder’s performances as of late, speaking on Sky Sports after the game, Souness said: “Because they’re home grown we’re overlooking them, we're taking them for granted.

    “Mason Mount is a fabulous player, I think he’d be my first name in midfield.

    “I know we talk about Ziyech, there are bigger challenges for Chelsea and Ziyech – if he can do that against the very best teams – we know Mason Mount can. We know he’s right up for the cup.”

    Another Covid storm could be heading Chelsea’s way with Callum Hudson-Odoi and Fikayo Tomori breaking Covid-19 restrictions last month.

    According to the Daily Star, a source close to the player said: “The club will no doubt be furious.

    “This is really not on, especially given that Callum has had coronavirus himself so he should be taking the rules more seriously.

    “The rest of the country was doing their bit and meeting friends and family that they don’t live with outside. It’s infuriating they think they’re above the law.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    REAL DEAL

    Real Madrid made some serious bank out of the players sold to Premier League clubs………

  • Joshua Mbu

    PLAYMAKER

    Hakim Ziyech has only just returned from injury and he looks as if he's settled into life in the Premier League rather quickly.

  • Joshua Mbu

    NOT AGAIN

    Could another Covid storm be heading Chelsea's way?

    Callum Hudson-Odoi breached Covid-19 restrictions for a second time after a night out with Fikayo Tomori.

    Hudson-Odoi has already had his fight with Covid-19 and publicly “warned” people after his experience.

    But the 20-year-old last month filmed a get-together with team-mate Tomori at the end of last month, which broke strict measures, the Daily Star reveals.

    Hudson-Odoi filmed Tomori on a night out at a Mayfair venue.

    According to the Daily Star, a source close to the player said: “The club will no doubt be furious.

    “This is really not on, especially given that Callum has had coronavirus himself so he should be taking the rules more seriously.

    “The rest of the country was doing their bit and meeting friends and family that they don’t live with outside. It’s infuriating they think they’re above the law.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    MOUNT'S THE MAN

    Former Liverpool player Graeme Souness believes that Mason Mount's contributions are overlooked.

    Mount was singled out by the Sky Sports pundit after his good performance in today's win against Sheffield United.

    Souness said: “Because they’re home grown we’re overlooking them, we're taking them for granted.

    “Mason Mount is a fabulous player, I think he’d be my first name in midfield. 

    “'I know we talk about Ziyech, there are bigger challenges for Chelsea and Ziyech – if he can do that against the very best teams – we know Mason Mount can. We know he’s right up for the cup.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    TURBO TIMO REACTS

    Timo Werner scored Chelsea's fourth in today's 4-1 win against Sheffield United.

    Werner took to Twitter to react to today's result.

  • Joshua Mbu

    ZIYECH SO COOL

    Chelsea's Hakim Ziyech has spoken to Sky Sports after his man of the match display this evening, and stated that he's not afraid to attempt a pass. The rest of the Premier League should be.

    “We played a good game.

    “We started sloppy, but after going 1-0 down we controlled the game and could have score more goals than four.

    “I feel comfortable here with my teammates and this squad so I’m really happy.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    HAPPY FRANK

    A delighted Frank Lampard has been praising his team's performance after they conceded an early goal, but insists that he and his squad are not getting carried away by their recent good form.

    “Sheffield United are very good at taking the momentum in games and they did that early on.

    “Once the goal goes in, the reaction is important and our reaction for the rest of the game was spot on.

    “We knew [Ziyech] was a top player. Sometimes it’s great to see that from afar, but when you work with someone they impress you even more with their personality around the place and their quality on the pitch..

    “When you think about our squad this year, we have competition as top teams generally do, and I need players who can come in, lift the level and do something different.

    “We're third, but the season is long and we’re in the very early days. I am keeping my feet on the ground.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    BEST PERFORMERS

    Two Chelsea players were given a rating of 9 after today's thumping 4-1 win against Sheffield United.

    HAKIM ZIYECH – 9

    Involved in most of Chelsea's meaningful attacks early on.

    Struggled to find his passing range until he put Kovacic in to setup Abraham for Chelsea's equaliser.

    Then came alive and bossed the game.

    Put in a number of dangerous crosses – set up Chilwell and Silva's goals.

    Man of the Match.

    THIAGO SILVA – 9

    Joy to watch and Silva once again proved how – even at 36-years-old – he could walk into any team in the world.

    He even ghosted in for a header to score Chelsea's third.

  • Joshua Mbu

    FULL-TIME

    Chelsea pick up all three points after a shaky start.

    Goals from Abraham, Chilwell, Silva and Werner cancelled out McGoldrick's early opener.

    Plenty of post match reaction to follow!

    FT: CHELSEA 4-1 SHEFFIELD UNITED LIVE BLOG

  • Joshua Mbu

    CRUISE CONTROL

    Chelsea are now winning 4-1, thanks to second half goals from Thiago Silva and Timo Werner!

    Follow all the latest with our live blog.

    CHELSEA 4-1 SHEFFIELD UNITED LIVE BLOG

  • Joshua Mbu

    STRIKING RESEMBLANCE

    Chelsea legend Joe Cole has likened Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes to Blues boss Frank Lampard.

    Fernandes produced a wonderful display in today's win at Goodison Park.

    Speaking to BT after the game, Cole said: “This (goal) is like Lampard in his prime the way he timed it. If you look at Luke Shaw he could have delivered it first time but he didn’t.

    “He waits and waits and waits and Fernandes just reads it, gets in between the centre halves.

    “He’s got that instinct from midfield where he is always going to score goals because his timing is excellent and his finishing is top drawer as well.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    GOAL!

    Chelsea are in the lead thanks to Ben Chilwell!

    Follow all the latest.

    CHELSEA 2-1 SHEFFIELD UNITED LIVE BLOG

  • Joshua Mbu

    LONDON LIFE

    Chelsea new boy Hakim Ziyech says he has settled into life at Chelsea.

    Speaking in the club's official matchdayprogramme, Ziyech said: “I've settled really well. I’ve found my place, it feels like home and a lot of people have helped me – in the squad and also people outside the squad that works for the club. They’ve settled me really well.

    “On the pitch, I’m enjoying building an understanding with the other players, which is always something to look forward to.

    “You know how it goes in football – you work together every day and the last month I’ve been here, everything has gone well with my team-mates, so it’s really exciting.

    “It’s a squad of big talents that are young, hungry and that’s the thing that I like – when people are hungry and want to achieve something.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    CHELSEA DRAW LEVEL

    Tammy Abraham has got Chelsea back on level terms!

    Follow all the latest.

    CHELSEA 1-1 SHEFFIELD UNITED LIVE BLOG

  • Joshua Mbu

    GOAL!

    Unfortunately, it's not good news!

    A surprise lead, undoubtedly, but on the evidence of the opening nine minutes? Definitely not.

    The Blades have shown a real desire to attack their hosts, and now they have their reward.

    It's a smartly worked short corner, pulled back by George Baldock to Sander Berge on the edge of the area.

    The Norwegian moves the ball on with a side-footed pass, and there's David McGoldrick to back-heel a flick beyond Edouard Mendy.

    Follow all the latest with our live blog!

    CHELSEA 0-1 SHEFFIELD UNITED LIVE BLOG

  • Joshua Mbu

    AND WE'RE OFF!

    The game between Chelsea and Sheffield has just kicked off!

    Follow all the latest with our live match blog.

    CHELSEA 0-0 SHEFFIELD UNITED LIVE BLOG

  • Joe Miles

    FEELING BLUE

    Here's how Frank Lampard's side will start against Sheffield United.

  • Joe Miles

    BEING FRANK

    Frank Lampard is under pressure at Chelsea after spending big this summer – but 'the days of Roman Abramovich being ruthless with managers are gone'.

    That is the view of former Blues defender Frank Sinclair.

    He told Ladbrokes: “There’s a lot of pressure that comes with spending an owner’s money – they expect to see value for that money, so Frank has to deliver.

    “The days of Roman Abramovich being ruthless with managers are gone.

    “It seems he’ll have a lot more patience with Frank, being a lot younger and inexperienced.

    “He’s pretty much learning on the job and getting better and better with each game, so I’d be surprised if Roman was to get rid of him just for not winning the league or finishing in the top four.”

  • Joe Miles

    BLADE RUNNERS

    Sheffield United are reminiscing ahead of today's showdown with Chelsea.

    The Blues will be hoping history does not repeat itself at Stamford Bridge.

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