Chelsea overcame Leeds to end the day at the top of the Premier League table for the first time in two years.
Olivier Giroud continued his hot streak in front of goal, equalising after Patrick Bamford had opened the scoring inside five minutes.
Kurt Zouma headed the Blues in front in the second half before Christian Pulisic sealed the win deep into stoppage time.
Asked about this Leeds side, Giroud said “Honestly it’s one of the best teams I’ve faced for a few months physically. They run everywhere it was so hard, maybe it’s because I didn’t play for two months and I’ve played two games, but, well it’s a great feeling to get the win tonight.”
The Chelsea boss only had words of praise for his side, who conceded an early goal despite starting strongly. He said, “Well we started brilliantly, and in the first few minutes, in the first passes or little passage of the game they score. So there’s the test straight away against a team of their quality, but I think over the period of the game we created so many opportunities, real clear cut ones, good opportunities.
“We stayed positive against a team that stresses you and strains you in how they move and the energy in their team.
“You have to defend well, you have to accept they’re probably going to get chances because of the amount of numbers they got forward at different times, but we dominated the game in terms of the action in the boxes.”
“And we fully deserved the win, I just wanted it to be more comfortable and it was for probably about the last thirty seconds.”
We love the looks of the English Premier League table at the moment, and next up for the Blues is a home game on Tuesday against Krasnodar in the Champions League. We return to Premier League action against former Chelsea boss Ancelotti’s Everton at Goodison Park on the weekend.
Written by- Raphael (@finallyRaphael)
Cover photo- Daily Mail