Chelsea had no discomfort away from home this afternoon and, with peace, beat Leeds United 3-0 in the Premier League qualifying game.
Although the score is elastic, the game has been marked by two injuries: one from Kovacic, from the London team, the other from Daniel James, and the other from by calling Raphinha, from the house group, who heard his thigh and became one. Concerns for coach Tite. of the game of the Brazilian team.
With the result, Thomas Tuchel’s side have reached 70 points and could, tomorrow, close the gap on early qualification for the next Champions League if Tottenham do not beat Arsenal.
Leeds, on the other hand, missed an opportunity to escape the relegation zone and stop at 34 points. The club is in 18th position at the table.
Chelsea started the race on a fast pace and pushed the defender to the defense. It paid off: after just three minutes, the team opened the scoring.
In a game created by defensive response, Londoners turned the ball and Reece James got it on the right wing. The intimidators will hit, cut in the middle and make a cross over to Mason Mount, which gets hit and learns Meslier’s nets: 1 to 0.
The mind continued and, a short time later, Mount had the opportunity to continue the character, but was blocked by defense – the same thing happened with Lukaku. Pulisic also tried, but could not get past the Leeds player.
In the midst of an unbeaten run, the home team managed to keep Mendy with Lewis Bate after the corner kick, but all efforts were short-lived afterwards.
In the 23rd minute, while the game was still in midfield, Mount opened Kovacic, who turned his body around while holding the ball to reverse the challenge.
Midfielder Daniel James, from Leeds, tried to remove the Chelsea midfielder and ended up on the opponent’s ankle. The judge immediately stopped the contest and requested a red card directly to the 24-year-old Englishman.
Kovacic even tried to return to the spot after treatment, but was unable to cope with the pain and was replaced by Loftus-Cheek.
The goal is not allowed before halfway through
In 30 minutes, Chelsea still scored again, but did not reach their second goal: Mount gave a beautiful shot to Lukaku who, already in the area, won with a strong defense and met with Meslier.
Watching the player out of goal, the Belgian finished off the line and left to celebrate, but the VAR decided to move from center to center.
Now it is!
Chelsea returned to the second tier at the same time as they started the tournament – and they also benefited.
In the ninth minute, Reece got the ball on the right and, unable to get to the end line, played from side to side Jorginho. The midfielder leads Mount, who makes a pivot and rolls for Pulisic. The batsman, along with the category, removes the score and there is no way for the athlete: 2 to 0.
Pulisic, by the way, almost scored the third five minutes after an error by Rodrigo, who dropped the ball in Leeds’ backcourt. The ball, however, went wide of Meslier’s goal.
In the 30th minute, with the game already slowing down after the Chelsea boss reunited, Leeds’ attacking midfielder Raphinha felt the back of his thigh as he moved alone across the field. middle.
The Brazilian, called today by Tite for the next round of options, tried to stay in the pitch, but was forced minutes later to leave due to injury: Gelhardt replaced the player.
There is time for one more thing
After a pretty unauthorized goal in the 1st half, Lukaku managed, at the last minute, to leave on his own.
After another error on the Leeds ball, Ziyech got it fast and played for the Belgian in the region.
Patiently, he managed to clear the athlete and three other characters by finding the best angle and, with his left foot, he scored his 8th goal in Match: 3-0.