Chelsea v Leeds United, 05 December 2020

Score3-1 to Chelsea
RefereeKevin Friend
CompetitionPremier League
VenueStamford Bridge
Attendance2,000
Kick-off: 8.00pm Attendance limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Premier League Head to Head Played: 25 Chelsea won: 9 Drawn: 8 Leeds United won: 8 Chelsea scored: 25 Leeds United scored: 29 Current manager Frank Lampard was in the Chelsea team when Leeds United made their last visit to Stamford Bridge on 15 May 2004 (won 1-0 in the Premier League). At that time, Marcelo Bielsa was in charge of the Argentina national team.

3 Chelsea

Manager: Frank Lampard

1 Leeds United

Manager: Marcelo Bielsa

Goals:

Olivier Giroud 27 G
Kurt Zouma 61 G
Christian Pulišić 90 G

Goals:

Patrick Bamford 4 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy
Defender Ben Chilwell
Defender Thiago Silva
Defender Kurt Zouma
Defender/Midfielder Reece James
Midfielder N'Golo Kanté
Midfielder Mason Mount
Midfielder Hakim Ziyech
Midfielder/Forward Kai Havertz
Forward Olivier Giroud
Forward Timo Werner

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Illan Meslier
Defender Luke Ayling
Defender Liam Cooper
Defender Robin Koch
Defender/Midfielder Ezgjan Alioski
Defender/Midfielder Stuart Dallas
Midfielder Jack Harrison
Midfielder Mateusz Klich
Midfielder Kalvin Phillips
Midfielder Raphinha
Forward Patrick Bamford

Substitutions:

Christian Pulišić for Hakim Ziyech 30
Mateo Kovačić for Kai Havertz 67
Tammy Abraham for Olivier Giroud 79

Substitutions:

Diego Llorente for Robin Koch 9
Ian Poveda for Jack Harrison 57
Rodrigo for Ezgjan Alioski 69

Cards:

Cards:

Diego Llorente 74 Y
Raphinha 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga
Defender Antonio Rüdiger
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Midfielder Jorginho
Midfielder Mateo Kovačić
Midfielder Christian Pulišić
Forward Tammy Abraham

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Kiko Casilla
Defender Diego Llorente
Defender/Midfielder Pascal Struijk
Midfielder Ian Poveda
Midfielder/Forward Hélder Costa
Forward Tyler Roberts
Forward Rodrigo

Comments:

League position: 1st Chelsea were now unbeaten in their last nine games in the Premier League (won five). The Blues had now scored 25 goals after 11 games so far in this Premier League season; more than any other team. Aged 34 years and 66 days, Olivier Giroud became the oldest player to score in six consecutive starting appearances in Premier League.

Comments:

League position: 13th Leeds United had won all of the previous 25 games in all competitions under manager Marcelo Bielsa when they had scored the opening goal in an away game. The Whites had now won on one of their last 22 league visits to London (lost 15). Goalscorer Patrick Bamford failed to make a senior appearance as a Chelsea player during his five years at Stamford Bridge (January 2012 to January 2017).