Chelsea went prime of the Premier League as they got here from behind to beat Leeds United of their first sport 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 in some way 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.
Nevertheless, Giroud marked his first league begin of the season along with his fifth objective of the week, the scorer of all 4 of Chelsea’s Champions League objectives away to Sevilla in midweek poking residence from 5 yards after Reece James’ cross.
Chelsea, who welcomed 2,000 followers again to Stamford Bridge after coronavirus restrictions have been eased, went forward as Zouma headed in from Mason Mount’s nook earlier than substitute Christian Pulisic added a late third.
Chelsea, who began the day third, are one level clear on the prime.
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- 6Thiago Silva
- 29HavertzSubstituted forKovacicat 67′minutes
- 22ZiyechSubstituted forPulisicat 30′minutes
- 18GiroudSubstituted forAbrahamat 79′minutes
- 5KochSubstituted forLlorenteat 9′minutesBooked at 74mins
- 10AlioskiSubstituted forRodrigoat 69′minutes
- 18Dias BelloliBooked at 90mins
- 22HarrisonSubstituted forPoveda-Ocampoat 57′minutes
- 17Hélder Costa
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Match ends, Chelsea 3, Leeds United 1.
Second Half ends, Chelsea 3, Leeds United 1.
Raphinha (Leeds United) is proven the yellow card for a nasty foul.
Foul by Raphinha (Leeds United).
Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Purpose! Chelsea 3, Leeds United 1. Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) left footed shot from very shut vary to the centre of the objective. Assisted by Timo Werner following a quick break.
Foul by Mateusz Klich (Leeds United).
Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Try missed. Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) proper footed shot from the proper aspect of the field misses to the left. Assisted by Timo Werner.
Try blocked. Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is blocked. Assisted by Timo Werner.
Offside, Leeds United. Stuart Dallas tries a by way of ball, however Ian Poveda-Ocampo is caught offside.
Try missed. Reece James (Chelsea) header from the centre of the field misses to the left. Assisted by Mason Mount with a cross following a nook.
Nook, Chelsea. Conceded by Liam Cooper.
Ian Poveda-Ocampo (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Reece James (Chelsea).
Substitution, Chelsea. Tammy Abraham replaces Olivier Giroud.
Try saved. Ian Poveda-Ocampo (Leeds United) left footed shot from exterior the field is saved within the centre of the objective.
Try missed. Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) header from the centre of the field is just too excessive. Assisted by Mason Mount with a cross following a nook.
Nook, Chelsea. Conceded by Illan Meslier.
Try saved. Timo Werner (Chelsea) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is saved within the centre of the objective. Assisted by Mason Mount.