CHELSEA RATINGS: Edouard Mendy, 6 – Though he conceded his first Premier League goal, which he could do very little about, he had very little to do. AP
Reece James, 8 – James was solid at the back, but it was his ability to get forward and cause United problems that impressed most.
Kurt Zouma, 8 – Zouma continues to develop a strong partnership alongside Thiago Silva and seems to be benefitting from the Brazilian’s experience. Gave very little away after a shaky start.
Thiago Silva, 8 – His understanding and reading of the game makes him look so assured. Looked class tonight, and scored with a powerful header.
Ben Chilwell, 7 – Chilwell will have busier evenings in defence, but he continues to attack with vigour. His bravery paid off when he scored Chelsea’s second at the back post from a Ziyech free-kick.
Mateo Kovacic, 7 – Had a chance to score a goal that his performance deserved, but it was his run between United’s lines that enabled him to get the ball to Abraham for Chelsea to level the scores.
N’Golo Kante, 7 – Kante was superb, winning the ball and keeping possession. He was pulled out of position when United scored, but other than that didn’t put a foot wrong. PA
Mason Mount, 7 – Mount’s range of cross-field passing was superb and his energy helped drive Chelsea forward throughout. PA
Hakim Ziyech, 10 – Ziyech was involved in three of the four goals and was Chelsea’s standout player. He found Kovacic with a delicious ball for the first, crossed to Chilwell for the second, and again for Silva and Chelsea’s third. AP
Tammy Abraham, 7 – Took his goal well and looked solid leading the line, holding the ball up and linking well with Ziyech and Werner. AP
Timo Werner, 7 – Had a slow start to the game but exploded into the life late on, first with a clever lob that drifted inches wide of the post, and then with a shot that added Chelsea’s fourth. EPA
SUBS: Jorginho, N/A – Came on with 19 minutes remaining and kept possession well. A neat cameo.
Olivier Giroud, N/A – The French striker got a three-minute run out and didn’t have much of a chance to get involved. PA
SHEFFIELD UNITED RATINGS: Aaron Ramsdale, 6 – Could do little about Abraham’s effort but made a superb save to deny Ziyech’s free-kick shortly afterwards. Made some good saves but was at fault when he failed to collect a Hakim Ziyech free-kick, which Ben Chilwell punished.
Chris Basham, 7 – The defender put in a big performance and was the standout player on the right on a disappointing night when defensive mistakes around him proved costly.
John Egan, 6 – He left Abraham unmarked for Chelsea’s equaliser but he had the better of his opponent throughout. Made a outstanding last-ditch challenge in the second half.
Enda Stevens, 6 – A solid outing, though a wayward header early in the second half could have proved costly.
George Baldock, 5 – His combined well with Norwood from a corner to catch Chelsea off guard, which helped give his side the lead. Looked dangerous when crossing.
Sander Berge, 6 – Couldn’t match his usual standards but still impressed and it was from his shot that McGoldrick turned the ball into the net to give United the lead.
Oliver Norwood, 5 – He enjoyed a good first half and was involved in the goal, but he lost his way in the second half.
John Lundstram, 5 – He failed to get into the game and though he was full of running, he just couldn’t find a way to get involved.
Max Lowe, 5 – Was forced to play deep thanks to Chelsea’s approach and though he did well to track Kovacic for the most part, he couldn’t clear his lines when Chelsea added a fourth.
Rhian Brewster, 5 – The young forward had a very quiet game and simply couldn’t make an impact.
David McGoldrick, 5 – Found himself in the right place in the right time to deflect Berge’s shot into the goal with a neat flick. A strong start, but faded afterwards. AP
SUBS: Oli McBurnie, 5 – The striker came on to try and chase the game but he made very little impact in the final third. EPA
Ben Osborn, 5 – Came on to replace Norwood but couldn’t affect the game positively.