Chelsea VS Leeds United Football Match Score 21 Aug 2022
Leeds United and Chelsea square off at Elland Road on Sunday afternoon with both clubs having remained unbeaten from their opening two Premier League fixtures.
However, the Yorkshire and West London clubs were both guilty of giving up leads in their last outings, something which will provide added motivation ahead of the showdown at the weekend.
While head coach Thomas Tuchel was quick to praise the performance of his Chelsea side against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, the German was left ruing more clear-cut chances being missed by his team.
The Blues did not necessarily create a hatful of opportunities, but they had enough to put the game to bed before Harry Kane’s last-gasp equaliser in controversial circumstances.
Tuchel’s heated exchanges with Antonio Conte dominated the conversations after the game, the pair now having to spend a game away from the dugouts as a result of their red cards.
Nevertheless, Tuchel and his players should be relatively content with their start to the campaign, particularly as they continue to contend with a tough opening to the season.
Tuchel will want to see a goal from an attack-minded player at Elland Road with their strikes so far coming from the penalty spot, a corner and a smart finish from wing-back Reece James.
From Leeds’ perspective, Jesse Marsch will have mixed feelings ahead of this contest having witnessed his team give up a two-goal lead away at Southampton.
They had been set to end the weekend as one of three teams with a 100% record until the Saints netted twice in the final 18 minutes of the contest at St Mary’s.
Nevertheless, like with Chelsea, Marsch and Leeds should be happy with their start having only narrowly avoided relegation to the Championship in 2021-22.
Ambitions are far greater this time around with Marsch having made some shrewd additions, although he will be eager for Patrick Bamford to put together a run of games on the pitch rather than the sidelines.
Still, Rodrigo Moreno again took his opportunity last weekend, the Spaniard scoring twice after the break to take him to three goals from just 155 minutes on the pitch.