Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has explained the reason why his side lost 3-1 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last weekend.
According to PLTV after the game, Chelsea outrun their opponent by 6km. While this is not yet confirmed, Bielsa said during his pre-match press conference yesterday that Chelsea improved their physical data by 20% to beat them.
“When a team does well it increases the responsibility upon them because as a team that played well, the rival will notice this and it will capture their attention,” Bielsa said, as quoted by Sport Mole.
“This was reflected in the game against Chelsea because in this game Chelsea produced their best game in physical data.
“It’s not they improved just a little bit, they increased about 20 per cent in all their physical aspects. For us, from a physical standpoint, we played our second-best game of the season.
“We were better than Chelsea from a physical point of view, but not in the proportion we had over them prior to the start of the game.
“For us to be better than a great rival, we need to make them worse. For this we need to obtain a clear physical advantage over our opponents and in this case, there is not a lot more we can demand from the players.”
Chelsea will travel to Merseyside to face Everton in the late kick-off on Saturday while Leeds United host West Ham tomorrow night.