LEEDS. Chelsea was eventually too strong for Leeds United with the goal of M. Mount (4′), C. Pulisic (55′) and R. Lukaku (83′). Chelsea was vastly superior ball possession (68%) was among the key factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Elland Road stadium in Leeds on Wednesday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Anthony Taylor with the help of Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn. The 4th official was Kevin Friend. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold around 11.8 degrees Celsius or 53.22 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 67%.
Chelsea was in firm control of the ball 68% while Leeds United was struggling with a 32% ball possession.
Chelsea was more aggressive with 61 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 4 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Chelsea won the match.
Leeds United shot 5 times, 0 on target, 5 off target. On the other side, Chelsea shot 17 times, 4 on target, 13 off target.
Leeds United received 1 yellow card (K. Phillips). On the opposite side, No yellow cards were issued to Chelsea.
(Leeds United) was sent out after receiving a red card in the (24′).
After this match, Leeds United will stay with 34 points like Burnley to stay in the 18th place. On the other side, Chelsea will have 67 points to stay in the 3rd place.
Chelsea will host Leicester City on the 19th of May with a 9-4 head to head statistic in favor of Chelsea (6 draws).
Leeds United: Formation and Lineups
Leeds United started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Jesse Marsch chose to play with the following team: Illan Meslier , Robin Koch , Diego Llorente , Liam Cooper , Pascal Struijk , Kalvin Phillips , Lewis Bate , Raphinha , Daniel James , Jack Harrison and Rodrigo .
Leeds United made 3 changes: J. Harrison for J. Firpo (37′), L. Bate for M. Klich (59′) and Raphinha for J. Gelhardt (78′).
Top player: Joe Gelhardt
Probably the most impressive player in Leeds United was Joe Gelhardt.
His rating iswith 2 passes (100% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 1 duel out of 1. He performed 1 cross.
His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 78′.
Chelsea: Formation and Lineups
Chelsea started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
On the other side, Thomas Tuchel played with: Edouard Mendy , Trevoh Chalobah , Andreas Christensen , Antonio Rüdiger , Reece James , Jorginho , Mateo Kovačić , Marcos Alonso , Mason Mount , Christian Pulišić and Romelu Lukaku .
Chelsea made 3 changes: M. Kovacic for R. Loftus-Cheek (30′), R. James for C. Azpilicueta (78′) and C. Pulisic for H. Ziyech (78′).
Top player: Mason Mount
The player who no doubt impressed Chelsea the most was Mason Mount.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 59 passes (88% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 9. He performed 4 crosses.
Results of the day
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