United got themselves back in the game when Toni Rudiger’s own goal cancelled out Mason Mount’s opener, before Jorginho scored the winner from the penalty spot.
Here’s how our man rated United’s players at Bramall Lane.
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1. Blades ratings
Here's how we rated United in their defeat to Chelsea (Clive Mason/ Pool via AP)
Photo: Clive Mason
2. Aaron Ramsdale 6
Was a little too eager to race off his line as Werner raced through and was indebted to Basham as he prevented the lob going in. Had no chance of keeping out the opener from his big pal Mason Mount and was sold badly short by Bryan when he fouled Werner for Chelsea's penalty
3. Jayden Bogle 6
Enjoyed an early foray forward at the Chelsea defence, driving forward with the ball but not quite finding half a yard to shoot at goal. Good defensive instincts to deny Chilwell a free header at the back post, but then switched off as Chilwell was played in behind him and Chelsea had a lot of joy down their left
4. Chris Basham 6
Superb early defensive work saw him sprint back and flick the ball away after Werner had lifted it over Ramsdale. Looked like he had won a penalty at the other end, but VAR showed he was offside. Got caught the wrong side of Werner as he raced clear for Chelsea's first