Leeds United 0-0 Chelsea: Blues at Elland Highway

Chelsea prolonged their unbeaten run within the Premier League to 10 video games in an entertaining goalless draw at Leeds.

The Blues, who haven’t lost in 12 video games in all competitions under manager Thomas Tuchel, acquired a radical Leeds train, which was well deserved.

Either side hit the crossbar in a frenetic first half and each goalkeepers had been forced to save decisively.

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It was additionally one other clear sheet for Tuchel’s side, who’ve conceded just two goals since changing Frank Lampard in January.

Leeds drew their first match since November – 0-0 against Arsenal at Elland Highway – and fell one recreation short of setting a new membership report of 19 consecutive league video games with no draw.

With each side intent on a razor-sharp press, it brought on a hunter-skelter to open 20 minutes.

Leeds obtained an early effort from Tyler Roberts stepping up for a standoff and each goalkeepers had applicable cross bars.

Chelsea virtually gave up a humorous opening goal when Luke Ayling’s clearance bounced off teammate Diego Llorente and got here back off the woodwork within the tenth minute.

Roberts then merged with Patrick Bamford following a quick counter attack by Leeds and the former tidy chip was brilliantly tipped to the bar by Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

Leeds fired a shot 10 minutes earlier than half-time when Bamford obtained out of motion and was replaced by Rodrigo.

Clear reduce possibilities had been restricted and the primary interval ended insignificantly, however the tempo of the sport remained unhindered.

Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier saved well from Christian Pulisic shortly after the restart as Chelsea explored and utilized the strain.

Ayling did sufficient to disclaim Kai Havertz a clear header and N’Golo Kante made a large number of his effort inside the realm.

However Leeds held agency and after swarming themselves obtained close to taking the lead when Mendy threw a hand out to maintain Raphinha’s shot out at a time.

Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell did not hold his shot on target after charging into the realm and on the different end Pulisic blocked Raphinha’s effort.

Tuchel sent Reece James and Timo Werner for Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech with 20 minutes remaining earlier than Meslier turned Antonio Rudiger’s lengthy vary effort away.

Every time Chelsea tried to move into larger gear, Leeds responded. James hit Llorente’s golore shot off target and the Spanish defender’s header was saved following one other corner.

The angular drive of substitute Callum Hudson-Odoi, after numerous footwork within the space, was the last effort on target and comfortably collected by Meslier.


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