Chelsea of Frank Lampard picked up three points in the showcase against Leeds of Marcelo Bielsa and returned to the top of English Premier League.
The rivalry between Chelsea and Leeds United made the showcase between two teams become a tough fight. A competitive display was predictable beforehand the whistle has blown in Stamford Bridge stadium. And it was Leeds United that took the lead of the game thanks to an outstanding set piece of Kalvin Phillips.
The through ball of the Englishman created a chance for Patrick Bamford – former striker of Chelsea – to score a goal into the empty net after he passed the ball through the goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy.
Chelsea reacted with some strong set piece situations, and they got the reward at the 27th minute. The right back, Reece James, crossed the ball correctly into the position of Olivier Giroud. The Frenchman tap the ball in, cashed in the chance successfully, and equalized the result for the home team.
The Blues was pushing for the second goal in the second half, and Kurt Zouma helped the home team sealed the second goal. A goal header of the French defender in the 61th minute uplifted the margin for the home team.
Chelsea since then kept up the tempo and finalized the third goals after a good set up between the duo Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic.
In the display between Chelsea and Leeds, Giroud continued his scoring streak when he equalized the result for the home team. Reece James also performed well in the game and fulfilled his role as the right back though the Englishman originally was a winger.
James kept up his development in a right track and showed up a rocketing form. Chelsea came back to the top four and had a good preparation for the next week clash in the UEFA Champions League tournament.