Chelsea 1-1 Leeds LIVE: Olivier Giroud equalises after Patrick Bamford early goal

Chelsea 1-1 Leeds LIVE: Olivier Giroud equalises after Patrick Bamford early goal

Chelsea vs Leeds LIVE

MATCH UPDATES

1-1: Olivier Giroud equalises on the 27th minute, converting Reece James’ cross.

0-1: Not even four minutes on the clock as Patrick Bamford rounds Edouard Mendy to put Leeds ahead.

TEAM NEWS

Chelsea XI: Mendy; James, Zouma, Thiago Silva, Chilwell; Havertz, Kante, Mount; Werner, Giroud, Ziyech

Subs: Arrizabalaga, Rudiger, Jorginho, Abraham, Pulisic, Kovacic, Azpilicueta

Leeds XI: Meslier, Ayling, Koch, Cooper, Dallas, Phillips, Klich, Alioski, Raphinha, Harrison, Bamford

Subs: Poveda-Ocampo, Roberts, Casilla, Llorente, Helder Costa, Rodrigo, Struijk

Match preview

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has a decision to make on Olivier Giroud for the Premier League clash with Leeds.

The Frenchman scored all four goals for the Blues in their dominant win over Sevilla in the Champions League earlier this week.

Lampard has a fully fit squad for the match against Leeds as they push for the title this season.

“I’m aware of the rivalry myself from being a Chelsea player for so long and I know how the fans feel about it,” Lampard said in the build-up to the game.

“That’s football rivalry in the Premier League between two huge clubs with a history.

“It’s hard for me to equate that history when I talk to certain players like Timo Werner or Kai Havertz.

“They don’t know the history so they can only look at Leeds at face value and see a very well-managed team that play with incredible energy and speed in their game.

“I don’t know if rivalry will come into it or not but it will be a competitive match because that’s how Leeds approach games these days.”

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Published at Sat, 05 Dec 2020 17:45:00 +0000