Chelsea lose 3-0 to Leeds United in nightmarish defeat at Elland Road


The Blues had an early probability to take the lead in the second minute when former Manchester City star Raheem Sterling collected a move from teammate Conor Gallagher and curled the ball into the penalty space, however struck the fallacious facet of the submit.

Leeds confirmed indicators of promise in the primary half with American midfielder Tyler Adams leveling a clear move to his facet’s captain, Rodrigo, who shot the ball simply vast off the appropriate submit.

Leeds cleared additional makes an attempt from Sterling and Mason Mount and commenced their very good streak on the heels of Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy’s stunning blunder. The Senegal worldwide failed to take management of the ball after receiving it from Brazilian teammate Thiago Silva, giving it away to American newcomer Brenden Aaronson who scored into an open objective.

The spectators at Elland Road erupted into raucous cheers, celebrating Aaronson’s first winner for his facet.

Just 4 minutes later, Leeds punctured Chelsea’s shaky protection for the second time as Jack Harrison lashed the ball into the penalty space on a free-kick, with Rodrigo forcing a header into the again of the online to convey his facet 2-0 up.

In the second half, Thomas Tuchel’s facet tipped right into a downward spiral as French goalkeeper Illan Meslier deflected Reece James’ low try at objective in the sixty fifth minute.

Leeds capitalized on Chelsea’s damaged momentum, with midfielder Daniel James crossing the ball in direction of Rodrigo, who relied on Harrison to fireplace the ball previous Mendy and seal his facet’s 3-0 win.

To cap off Chelsea’s nightmarish defeat, defender Kalidou Koulibaly was despatched off after tugging down Leeds ahead Joe Gelhardt and being proven a pink card by the referee.

“All pumped up”

Aaronson scores his first goal for Leeds United.

Leeds’ exceptional win marks their second victory of the season to this point, following their relegation scare in 2021/22.

“We dreamed about it for a long time,” Aaronson advised Sky Sports after the match. “For me, it’s a dream come true and for this club, it shows how much progress we’ve made.”

“We had the drive today,” he added. “We were all pumped up. The crowd got us pumped up the whole time. You could see it on the field. Everyone was driven.”

“I think we conducted a really good tactical plan,” Harrison stated. “Right from the start…we knew how important it was to come out strong and be ruthless.”

“Everyone was on the same page and we managed to do that in the first half and kind of set the tone from there,” he added.

Chelsea’s loss follows their rocky 2-2 conflict towards Tottenham Hotspur final weekend, when the respective managers Tuchel and Antonio Conte had been despatched off following a face-to-face confrontation at full-time.

“I think we lost it in the first 20 minutes,” Tuchel advised reporters after the match. “We had huge chances.”

“We stopped doing our plan, we stopped executing what we did so good,” he added. “It was an even match, and in this even match, we gave two goals away from out of absolutely nothing. You cannot give Premier League games away like this.”

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