Chelsea fell to a humiliating Premier League loss on as they were beaten 3-0 by Leeds United at Elland Road.
As reported by ESPN, it was a humiliating day at the office for the Blues, as strikes from United States forward Brenden Aaronson, Rodrigo and Jack Harrison put Thomas Tuchel’s men to the sword in what proved to be a thoroughly deserved victory for Jesse Marsch’s Leeds side.
The result leaves Chelsea in the bottom half of the table with just one win from three games and plenty of questions to be answered ahead of their return to Stamford Bridge to host Leicester City next weekend.
For spells of this encounter, especially in the first half-hour, we saw Chelsea playing Leeds at their own game with sustained periods of pressure and a really high press, which many will wonder why they couldn’t maintain. They gradually turned it into their own kind of fixture by slowing down the tempo and stringing together some good passages of play on the deck that we should’ve seen more of.
The visitors panicked under direct pressure from beginning to end, and you have to wonder whether they were in the right frame of mind to match the intensity on display from the hosts. Anytime the ball was in the air they struggled, and set pieces were a notable problem with Leeds finding it far too easy to overrun them in the middle of the park.
Watch the match highlights below.