Leeds United performed remarkably against Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon at Elland Road, picking up all three points from a well-deserved win in the sunshine. Rodrigo Moreno continued his prolific start to the Premier League campaign as an unfancied Leeds romped to a 3-0 victory against Chelsea at Elland Road. A rampant Leeds spectacular start to the Premier League season under Jesse Marsch is now reading seven points and seven goals scored in three games.
Leeds continued their unbeaten start to the campaign when they secured a notable victory against the newly-formed Chelsea side in a performance that will give Thomas Tuchel nightmares. Leeds secured a famous win against one of their oldest foes when they defeated Chelsea at Elland Road. Leeds held on for a three-goal cushion, condemning Thomas Tuchel to his first loss for Chelsea this season. They never recovered, with Leeds’ intensity being too much for Tuchel’s team, which collapsed under pressure on them. Edouard Mendy had a catastrophic time in goal for Chelsea as they fell to a horrendous 3-0 defeat.
Rodrigo and Brenden Aaronson were complemented nicely by Jack Harrison and Daniel James as Leeds United pressured the Blues in their half. Leeds sealed a first Premier League victory against Chelsea in seven attempts dating back to 2002 as Harrison scored after a cross from Daniel James was flicked at him by Rodrigo. Goals by Leeds’ irresistible front three of Brenden Aaronson, Rodrigo and Jack Harrison helped Whites push for a place in the top three of the Premier League table. The United States forward Brenden Aaronson scored the opening goal in Leeds United’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea in the 33rd minute.
When Kalidou Koulibaly was sent off after six minutes with his second booking, that sums up the Chelsea afternoon, leaving Leeds fans to revel in the exhilaration of their excellent start to the campaign, with them moving up into second place in the table. As expected, the home side came out in an utterly frantic press, running around like their hair was on fire. Still, Chelsea was expected to go ahead within the opening minute, with Sterling working an excellent chance, only for his shot to go on the wrong side of the post.
Chelsea was not at their best at Elland Road, but they were dominant in the possession as they kept the ball for 61% of the time and took 14 shots, from which only three were on target. Leeds also maintained a high line in their defence which put pressure on the Chelsea attack as their attackers were ruled offside seven times