Despite the flexible result, the match was marked by two injuries: one suffered by Kovacic, of the London team, after being trampled on by Daniel James, and another by the summoned Ravenha, of the home team, who felt his thigh and became a player. Concern for coach Tite in the midst of the Brazilian national team matches.
With the result, Thomas Tuchel’s team has reached 70 points and can, tomorrow, seal the early rankings for the next Champions League If Tottenham did not defeat Arsenal.
On the other hand, Leeds missed the opportunity to escape from the relegation zone and stopped at 34 points. The club is 18th in the table.
Chelsea started the game at a strong pace and pushed the opponent to the defense. It paid off: Just three minutes later, the team opened the scoring.
In a play built from the defensive field, the Londoners rolled the ball and Rhys James received it on the right wing. The side threatened to hit and cut to the middle and gave a pass to Mason Mount, who fired the blow and netted Meslier: 1 to 0.
The pressure continued, and soon after, Mount got a chance to extend the mark, but was repelled by the defense – the same thing happened with Lukaku. Pulisic also tried, but could not get past the Leeds goalkeeper.
In the midst of attempts to neutralize the match, the home team was able to intimidate Mendy with Louis Butt after a corner kick, but all efforts were halted shortly thereafter.
In the 23rd minute, in a match still in the midfield area, he activated Mount Kovacic, who flipped his body as he controlled the ball to reverse the show.
Attacking midfielder Daniel James, from Leeds, tried to disarm the Chelsea player and ended up stomping on the opponent’s ankle. Immediately, the referee stopped the match and presented a direct red card to the 24-year-old English player.
Kovacic even tried to get back on the field after receiving medical treatment, but he couldn’t stand the pain and was replaced by Loftus-Cheek.
A goal is not allowed before the end of the first half
In the 30th minute, Chelsea scored again, but did not reach his second goal: Mount gave a beautiful shot to Lukaku who, already inside the area, won with the power of the defender and was face to face with Maysler.
Watching the goalkeeper leave the goal, the Belgian finished through the coverage and left to celebrate, but the VAR ruled out the move for offside by the central attacker.
Chelsea are back in the second stage at the same pace they started the game – and they were honored too.
In the ninth minute, Reese received the ball from the right flank, and was unable to reach the finish line, and played from Jorginho’s side. He pushed the midfielder Mount, who pivoted and rolled into Pulisic. The attacker in his class managed to get past the score and leave no chance for the goalkeeper: 2 to 0.
By the way, Pulisic almost scored the third goal after five minutes after a mistake by Rodrygo, who lost the ball in the Leeds backcourt. But the ball passed away from Meslier’s goal.
worry about titi
In the 30th minute, the game was already sluggish after Chelsea’s strong lead, Leeds attacking midfielder Ravenha felt the back of his thigh as he moved alone through the midfield area.
Brazilian He was called up today by Tite for the upcoming matches of the national teamhe tried to stay on the field, but had to walk out minutes later because of the pain: Gilhardt replaced the player.
He had time for another one
After Jamil’s goal was disallowed in the first half, Lukaku, in the last minutes, managed to leave his own net.
After another Leeds foul, Ziyech quickly picked it up and played for the Belgian inside the area.
Quietly, he managed to turn away the goalkeeper and three other observers by looking for the best angle, and with his strong left leg, he scored his eighth goal of the tournament: 3-0.
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