Chelsea 3-1 Leeds United: Blues go high after comeback win in entrance of followers

Chelsea 3-1 Leeds United: Blues go high after comeback win in entrance of followers

Patrick Bamford scores for Leeds against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
Patrick Bamford’s purpose is the earliest Chelsea have conceded within the Premier League since Might 2017

Chelsea went high of the Premier League as they got here from behind to beat Leeds United of their first recreation in entrance of followers for 9 months.

Former Blues striker Patrick Bamford, who spent 5 years at Chelsea with out making a senior look, gave Leeds an early lead at Stamford Bridge after getting between defender Kurt Zouma and keeper Edouard Mendy.

Timo Werner then someway managed to overlook from point-blank vary after Olivier Giroud’s flicked header from a nook, the Germany ahead hitting the underside of the bar earlier than Leeds cleared.

Nonetheless, Giroud marked his first league begin of the season together with his fifth purpose of the week, the scorer of all 4 of Chelsea’s Champions League targets away to Sevilla in midweek poking dwelling from 5 yards after Reece James’ cross.

Chelsea, who welcomed 2,000 followers again to Stamford Bridge after coronavirus restrictions had been eased, went forward as Zouma headed in from Mason Mount’s nook earlier than substitute Christian Pulisic, from Werner’s move, added a late third.

Chelsea, who began the day third, are one level clear on the high.

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Charge gamers out of 10 all through or after the sport. The rater will shut half-hour after the ultimate whistle.

Ranking vary key1 = Give it up10 = Pure perfection

Chelsea

  1. Squad quantity16Participant titleMendy

  2. Squad quantity24Participant titleJames

  3. Squad quantity15Participant titleZouma

  4. Squad quantity6Participant titleThiago Silva

  5. Squad quantity21Participant titleChilwell

  6. Squad quantity29Participant titleHavertz

  7. Squad quantity7Participant titleKanté

  8. Squad quantity19Participant titleMount

  9. Squad quantity22Participant titleZiyech

  10. Squad quantity18Participant titleGiroud

  11. Squad quantity11Participant titleWerner

  1. Squad quantity9Participant titleAbraham

  2. Squad quantity10Participant titlePulisic

  3. Squad quantity17Participant titleKovacic

Leeds United

  1. Squad quantity1Participant titleMeslier

  2. Squad quantity2Participant titleAyling

  3. Squad quantity5Participant titleKoch

  4. Squad quantity6Participant titleCooper

  5. Squad quantity10Participant titleAlioski

  6. Squad quantity18Participant titleRaphinha

  7. Squad quantity15Participant titleDallas

  8. Squad quantity23Participant titlePhillips

  9. Squad quantity22Participant titleHarrison

  10. Squad quantity43Participant titleKlich

  11. Squad quantity9Participant titleBamford

  1. Squad quantity7Participant titlePoveda-Ocampo

  2. Squad quantity14Participant titleLlorente

  3. Squad quantity20Participant titleRodrigo

Extra to observe.

Line-ups

Chelsea

  • 16Mendy
  • 24James
  • 15Zouma
  • 6Thiago Silva
  • 21Chilwell
  • 29HavertzSubstituted forKovacicat 67′minutes
  • 7Kanté
  • 19Mount
  • 22ZiyechSubstituted forPulisicat 30′minutes
  • 18GiroudSubstituted forAbrahamat 79′minutes
  • 11Werner

Substitutes

  • 1Arrizabalaga
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 5Jorginho
  • 9Abraham
  • 10Pulisic
  • 17Kovacic
  • 28Azpilicueta

Leeds

  • 1Meslier
  • 2Ayling
  • 5KochSubstituted forLlorenteat 9′minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 6Cooper
  • 10AlioskiSubstituted forRodrigoat 69′minutes
  • 18Dias BelloliBooked at 90mins
  • 15Dallas
  • 23Phillips
  • 22HarrisonSubstituted forPoveda-Ocampoat 57′minutes
  • 43Klich
  • 9Bamford

Substitutes

  • 7Poveda-Ocampo
  • 11Roberts
  • 13Casilla
  • 14Llorente
  • 17Hélder Costa
  • 20Rodrigo
  • 21Struijk

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