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Soccer-Chelsea up to third after 4-1 win over Sheffield Utd

LONDON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Chelsea hit back in impressive fashion after going behind to crush bottom club Sheffield United 4-1 and move into third place in the Premier League on Saturday.

David McGoldrick’s neat flick gave the visitors a surprise ninth-minute lead but Chelsea responded with goals by Tammy Abraham and Ben Chilwell before halftime.

Frank Lampard’s side bossed the second half and captain Thiago Silva scored his first goal for Chelsea with a 77th-minute header before Timo Werner added a fourth.

Chelsea have 15 points from eight games, one behind surprise leaders Southampton and title holders Liverpool, who visit Manchester City on Sunday.

Sheffield United are still looking for their first victory of the season and have picked up only one point so far. (Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Ken Ferris)