- It was one other clear sheet for Tuchel’s workforce, which has conceded solely two objectives since he changed Frank Lampard.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2021 08:43 PM IST
Chelsea prolonged its unbeaten begin below Thomas Tuchel to 10 Premier League video games with a 0-0 draw at Leeds on Saturday. Whereas Chelsea remained within the fourth Champions League qualification spot, West Ham is simply three factors behind with two video games in hand.
Leeds, which is in eleventh place in its first season again within the high division after 16 years, made Chelsea work for its level. Each side struck the crossbar in a frenetic first half and each goalkeepers had been pressured into decisive saves. It was additionally one other clear sheet for Tuchel’s workforce, which has conceded solely two objectives since he changed Frank Lampard in late January and is unbeaten in 12 matches in all competitions.
With each side intent on a razor-sharp press, it made for a frantic opening 20 minutes at Elland Highway. Chelsea was virtually gifted a comical opening objective when Luke Ayling’s clearance rebounded off teammate Diego Llorente and got here again off the objective body within the tenth minute. Tyler Roberts then mixed with Patrick Bamford following a swift Leeds counterattack. A neat chip from Roberts was tipped on to the crossbar by Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
Leeds was dealt a blow 10 minutes earlier than halftime when Bamford limped off and was changed by Rodrigo. The tempo of the sport remained unrelenting within the second half. Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier saved nicely from Christian Pulisic. Ayling did sufficient to disclaim Kai Havertz a clear header and N’Golo Kante made a large number of his effort inside the world.
However Leeds held agency and went near taking the lead however Mendy flung out a hand to maintain out Raphinha’s shot on the flip. Chelsea left again Ben Chilwell didn’t preserve his shot on track after charging into the world, and on the different finish Pulisic blocked Raphinha’s effort. Tuchel despatched on Reece James and Timo Werner for Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech with 20 minutes left earlier than Meslier turned away Antonio Rudiger’s long-range effort.
Every time Chelsea tried to shift into a better gear, Leeds responded. Llorente’s goal-bound shot was deflected off track by James and the defender’s header was saved following one other nook. Substitute Callum Hudson-Odoi’s angled drive, after nifty footwork within the space, was the final effort on track and comfortably gathered by Meslier.
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