Romelu Lukaku made it three goals in two games as he helped Chelsea produce one of the comfortable football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. Mason Mount opened the scoring in the fourth minute before Daniel James was sent off in the 24th minute. Christian Pulisic doubled their advantage in the 55th minute before Romelu Lukaku completed the scoring in the 83rd minute.
Leeds:Meslier (5), Llorente (6), Struijk (6), Cooper (6), Koch (6), Phillips (6), Bate (5), Raphinha (5), Rodrigo (6), Harrison (6), James (3).
Subs: Firpo (6), Klich (6), Gelhardt (6).
Chelsea: Mendy (7), Chalobah (7), Christensen (7), Rudiger (7), James (8), Jorginho (8), Kovacic (6), Alonso (7), Mount (9), Lukaku (8), Pulisic (8).
Subs: Loftus-Cheek (7), Ziyech (7), Azpilicueta (6).
Man of the match: Mason Mount.
Leeds boss Jesse Marsch: “It was similar to the Arsenal match, where we don’t really even give ourselves a chance to get going, but the guys fought hard, they never stopped, they ran, tried to play, and competed for each other. Obviously, we’re disappointed, but right now, we can’t feel sorry for ourselves. If we get stuck thinking negative things and worrying about why things happened or what happened, then we won’t prepare ourselves for Sunday, so that has to be our total focus. I think he was aggressive and thought he could win a ball in the middle there, but wound up being a bit over-zealous.”
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel: “We needed a performance like that and it was the foundation for the result. We deserved to win and that’s the best message because it’s a tough place to play. We were excellent right from the start and kept the focus and intensity high when we were one man up and that’s why we deserved to win. We talked and we cleared the air after that late equalizer from Wolverhampton. The players delivered what we demanded of them so full credit to them.”
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