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Chelsea pair star as Leeds continue to stall in Player Ratings: Leeds United vs Chelsea

Chelsea pair star as Leeds continue to stall in Player Ratings: Leeds United vs Chelsea

Chelsea pair star as Leeds continue to stall in Player Ratings: Leeds United vs Chelsea

Chelsea pair star as Leeds continue to stall in Player Ratings: Leeds United vs Chelsea

Chelsea all but booked their spot in the Champions League next season with a comfortable win over an increasingly relegation-destined Leeds United at Elland Road.

Mason Mount opened the scoring after just 3 minutes, his strike from just inside the box left Illan Meslier with no chance, and things went from bad to worse for Leeds on the half hour when Dan James was sent off for an awful challenge on Mateo Kovacic, resulting in the Chelsea midfielder being substituted with injury.

Chelsea knocked at the door for the rest of the half, but it took until almost an hour to double their lead, when a cute flick from Mason Mount was finished calmly by Christian Pulisic.

Romelu Lukaku, who was another strong performer for Thomas Tuchel, thumped home the third goal to add gloss on a dominant display for the Blues.

Player Ratings

Leeds United

Illan Meslier- 5

Could do nothing about any of the goals, and had little little else to do aside from pick the ball out of his net.

Liam Cooper – 6

Battled well on his return, but looked off the pace.

Robin Koch- 5

Another who looked well out of his depth against Chelsea’s movement.

Diego Llorente – 4

Gave the ball away for the third goal and

Pascal Struijk – 4

Offered nothing on the ball and little defensively.

Kalvin Phillips -4 

Could not get on the ball and showed his frustrations by picking up a needless yellow card. Will need to be better against Brighton.

Lewis Bate – 3

Thrown in at the deep end and struggled against his former club.

Raphinha – 4

Deployed at wing-back to begin with, Raphinha hardly saw the ball and was often left isolated.

Jack Harrison -3 

Offered nothing going forwards in the first half, and was forced off with injury. A day to forget.

Rodrigo – 3

Almost played his side into trouble at 1-0 down, and it was another nothing display from the Spaniard.

Dan James – 1

Hardly touched the ball until he went in shin-high on Mateo Kovacic and received his marching orders. Won’t play again this season.

Substitutes:

Junior Firpo – 5

Got forward well but was lucky to escape a booking soon after coming on. Provided some much-needed width.

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Mateusz Klich – 4

Had little impact upon coming on.

Joe Geldhardt- 4

Hardly touched the ball but was tidy with it.

Chelsea

Edouard Mendy – 5

Did not have a save to make.

Reece James – 7

Was a major threat down the right flank and was involved in both goals for the Blues.

Trevoh Chalobah – 6

A solid return for Chalobah, who is the only one of the back 3 set to be at the club next season.

Antonio Rudiger – 6

A quiet night for the soon to be leaving German. Will be tested far more on Saturday.

Andreas Christensen – 6

Looked somewhat unsure at times, but was never really troubled

Marcos Alonso – 5

Was quiet by his standards and wasn’t tested defensively. Chelsea’s threat was undoubtedly down the other flank.

Jorginho – 7

Chelsea look much more composed with him in the ranks. Turned in another solid performance for Thomas Tuchel.

Mateo Kovacic – 6

Was enjoying a good half until injury forced him off after half an hour. Will be hoping it isn’t too serious with an FA Cup final to come.

Mason Mount – 8

Opened the scoring just 3 minutes into the game to hand his side the advantage. His flick set up the second too, in a brilliant all-round display.

Christian Pulisic – 7

Started back to back games for Tuchel and rewarded his managers’ faith with a well taken finish.

Romelu Lukaku – 7

Looked a player rejuventated after his brace at the weekend, the Belgian grabbed his third goal in two games. Finding form just in time for the FA Cup final.

Substitutes:

Ruben Loftus-Cheek – 6

A good showing but was never really tested.

Hakim Ziyech – 5

Looked dangerous when coming on, and curled one narrowly wide late on.

Cesar Azpilicueta – 5

Was a passenger for the final 10 minutes.

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The Premier League table as it stands

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Manchester City 35 27 5 3 89 21 68 86
2 Liverpool FC 36 26 8 2 89 24 65 86
3 Chelsea FC 35 19 10 6 70 31 39 67
4 Arsenal FC 35 21 3 11 56 42 14 66
5 Tottenham Hotspur 35 19 5 11 60 40 20 62
6 Manchester United 37 16 10 11 57 56 1 58
7 West Ham United 36 16 7 13 57 46 11 55
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 35 15 5 15 35 34 1 50
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 36 11 14 11 38 42 -4 47
10 Crystal Palace 35 10 14 11 46 42 4 44
11 Aston Villa 35 13 4 18 48 49 -1 43
12 Brentford FC 36 12 7 17 44 52 -8 43
13 Newcastle United 36 11 10 15 40 61 -21 43
14 Leicester City 34 11 9 14 49 56 -7 42
15 Southampton FC 36 9 13 14 41 61 -20 40
16 Everton FC 34 10 5 19 37 56 -19 35
17 Burnley FC 35 7 13 15 32 49 -17 34
18 Leeds United 35 8 10 17 39 74 -35 34
19 Watford FC 35 6 4 25 32 70 -38 22
20 Norwich City 35 5 6 24 22 75 -53 21

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 35 68 86
2 Liverpool FC 36 65 86
3 Chelsea FC 35 39 67
4 Arsenal FC 35 14 66
5 Tottenham Hotspur 35 20 62
6 Manchester United 37 1 58
7 West Ham United 36 11 55
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 35 1 50
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 36 -4 47
10 Crystal Palace 35 4 44
11 Aston Villa 35 -1 43
12 Brentford FC 36 -8 43
13 Newcastle United 36 -21 43
14 Leicester City 34 -7 42
15 Southampton FC 36 -20 40
16 Everton FC 34 -19 35
17 Burnley FC 35 -17 34
18 Leeds United 35 -35 34
19 Watford FC 35 -38 22
20 Norwich City 35 -53 21
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 22
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 20
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 18
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 15
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 15
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur 13
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 13
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 12
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 12
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City 11
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 11
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 11
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 10
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 10
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 10
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 10
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 10
Raphinha Leeds United 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 10
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 10

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