Leeds 3-0 Chelsea LIVE REACTION: Koulibaly SENT OFF as Blues stunned by Leeds in Elland Road thrashing – latest | The Sun

Leeds 3-0 Chelsea LIVE REACTION: Koulibaly SENT OFF as Blues stunned by Leeds in Elland Road thrashing – latest | The Sun

LEEDS UNITED have shocked Chelsea 3-0 at Elland Road.

And the defeat was compounded by Blues defender Kalidou Koulibaly being given his marching orders late on.

Brenden Aaronson, Rodrigo and Jack Harrison scored the goals as Leeds stunned Thomas Tuchel's Blues.

  • Result: Leeds 3-0 Chelsea
  • Leeds XI: Meslier, Kristensen, Struijk, Koch, Llorente, Adams, Roca, Aaronson, Harrison, James, Rodrigo
  • Chelsea XI: Mendy, James, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly, Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Gallagher, Mount, Havertz, Sterling

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  • Sam Dymond

    Harrison: We got tactics right

    Leeds star Jack Harrison praised his manager Jesse Marsch at the final whistle, believing that the manager got his tactics spot on for this afternoon's encounter.

    We conducted a really good tactical plan from Jesse [Marsch]. Right from the start, we knew how important it was to come out strong and be ruthless. Everyone was on the same page, and we managed to do that in the first half and set the tone from there. Credit to the tactics and the production from the team.

    Jack HarrisonSky Sports

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    Match stats from Elland Road

    They may have conceded the bulk of possession to Chelsea, but Leeds registered twice as many shots on target as their opponents – and ran 11km further.

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    Full time – Leeds 3-0 Chelsea

    It's all over at Elland Road, where Leeds have outplayed, out-fought and out-run Chelsea.

    Goals from Brenden Aaronson, Rodrigo and Jack Harrison turned the formbook on its head, and earned the hosts a most-deserved win.

    The Blues' disastrous day was summed up by Kalidou Koulibaly's needless sending off late on, and questions will once again be asked of the Londoners' discipline.

  • Sam Dymond

    Leeds 3-0 Chelsea

    90+1. Thomas Tuchel loses his cool on the touchline after a decision goes against his team, and unleashes a verbal volley at the fourth official.

    It's a nothing incident, but the day has finally got the better of the German.

    He needs to be careful he doesn't end this game with another red card.

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    Leeds 3-0 Chelsea

    90. The board goes up to signal three minutes of stoppage time.

    Leeds are nearly there.

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    Leeds 3-0 Chelsea

    88. 'Leeds are falling apart again,' sing the home fans ironically.

    Their side have done anything but today. They have been brilliant.

    Chelsea, on the other hand…

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    Leeds 3-0 Chelsea – Chelsea substitution

    86. Here's Cesar Azpilicueta, which means damage limitation.

    Off goes Raheem Sterling.

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    Leeds 3-0 Chelsea – Koulibaly red card

    84. Chelsea's day goes from bad to worse with one of the most stupid red cards you're ever likely to see.

    Already on a booking and with the game lost, Kalidou Koulibaly loses track of sub Joe Gelhardt, and then pulls him back by the neck as he threatened to break forward.

    Stuart Atwell is on the scene immediately to pull out a second yellow card, and then a red.

    It's absolutely idiotic from Chelsea's new centre-back, and Thomas Tuchel knows it.

  • Sam Dymond

    Leeds 3-0 Chelsea – Leeds substitutions

    83. A triple change for the hosts, who bring on youngsters Sam Greenwood and Joe Gelhardt, as well as Mateusz Klich.

    The trio replace Rodrigo, Jack Harrison and Brenden Aaronsen.

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    Leeds 3-0 Chelsea

    82. Chelsea's afternoon summed up in one play.

    Hakim Ziyech lets fly with a fierce drive from 20 yards, but it crashes into an offside teammate – Kai Havertz – before falling for Raheem Sterling, who misses a sitter from close range.

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    Leeds 3-0 Chelsea

    80. Inside the final ten minutes at Elland Road.

    Can Chelsea at least register a consolation, or will the Leeds defence hold out for a deserved clean sheet?

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    Leeds 3-0 Chelsea

    78. Chelsea have conceded five goals already this season, and we're not even at the end of the third game.

    It took until the 13th game on November 28th last season for their defence to breached on as many occasions.

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    Leeds 3-0 Chelsea

    76. Sky Sports stats boffins have just displayed the latest running figures for this game, showing that Leeds players have run a collective 10km further than their Chelsea counterparts.

    Make no mistake, this is Jesse Marsch's Leeds United.

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    Leeds 3-0 Chelsea

    74. Struijk finds himself on the receiving end of another heavy blow.

    While the Dutchman receives treatment, the two sets of players allow themselves an impromptu drinks break.

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    Leeds 3-0 Chelsea

    72. So many of these Leeds players – Rodrigo, Harrison, Aaronson – have started the season in brilliant form.

    It's a long time since the home fans were crying into their ales over the exit of Marcelo Bielsa.

  • Sam Dymond

    Leeds 3-0 Chelsea – Leeds substitution

    70. Leeds make an immediate change after the third goal, and it's a home debut for striker Luis Sinisterra.

    The 23-year-old takes over attacking duties from Dan James.

  • Sam Dymond

    Leeds 3-0 Chelsea

    69. Game, set and match!

    Leeds have a third, and surely it means three points for Jesse Marsch's team.

    Dan James bursts down the left and keeps a clever pass forward in play.

    His chip into the centre finds Rodrigo on the run, but the Spaniard is unable to aim his connection on target.

    However, reacting brilliantly is Jack Harrison, who stretches out a foot and directs the ball into the back of the net beyond a flat-footed Edouard Mendy.

    What a day for Leeds United.

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    Leeds 2-0 Chelsea

    67. Another Chelsea break ends with the linesman's flag being raised.

    Leeds have executed their offside trap brilliantly this afternoon.

  • Sam Dymond

    Leeds 2-0 Chelsea

    65. Great save from Meslier!

    Reece James must have thought he had halved the deficit, but Leeds' two-goal advantage remains in tact.

    The Chelsea defender drove forward and let fly from 25 yards with a low drive that was whistling towards the bottom left corner before the French goalkeeper got down to tip wide.

  • Sam Dymond

    Leeds 2-0 Chelsea – Chelsea substitutions

    64. Both Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech have been linked with moves away from Stamford Bridge, but Thomas Tuchel has put his faith in the pair to make a difference here?

    Off go Jorginho and Conor Gallagher.

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    Leeds 2-0 Chelsea

    63. On the touchline, Chelsea are preparing changes.

    Can they turn this game around in its final third?

  • Sam Dymond

    Leeds 2-0 Chelsea

    61. An excellent low centre from Reece James is brilliantly defended by Koch.

    The offside flag goes up, but – again – the Leeds defender was not to know that.

  • Sam Dymond

    Leeds 2-0 Chelsea – Leeds substitution

    60. As the clock hits the hour mark, the home side decide upon a change.

    Marc Roca has done some running this afternoon, and takes a well-deserved rest.

    On comes Adam Forshaw, who slots straight into the heart of the Leeds engine room in midfield.

  • Sam Dymond

    Leeds 2-0 Chelsea

    58. Blimey! Kai Havertz is playing. This is the first time I've noticed him.

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