Chelsea

Chelsea has eased past Leeds United in the Premier League and they have kept their position in the top three with the win in this match. Chelsea has only lost one match this season against Liverpool and that too with 10 men on the pitch in the second half. So, there’s a clear improvement in the performance of Chelsea this season under the management of Frank Lampard.

The new signings have made their own impact and Chelsea is looking like a serious title contender at this moment. Here are the talking points of the match between Chelsea and Leeds United:

1. Mason Mount The Man Of The Match:

At the beginning of the season, the wingers of Chelsea FC have not been fit. So, the manager of the Blues, Frank Lampard has tried to play Mason Mount at the flanks. However, Mason Mount doesn’t have the natural ability of a winger. As a result of it, Mason Mount has underperformed a bit in the first few matches. That is why Mason Mount is not admired much in a certain portion of the Chelsea fan base. However, things have changed quite a lot when Frank Lampard has finally started to play him as a proper number 8.

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Frank Lampard’s 4-3-3 formation has worked beautifully in the previous season. However, he has started to play with a 4-2-3-1 formation this season to accommodate Kai Havertz in their set-up. However, Lampard has gone back to his preferred 4-3-3 formation after the first few matches of the season. Now, Mason Mount will certainly be the first name in the team sheet. His workload, continuous pressing, and defence-splitting passes will certainly be loved by any manager in this World.

2. Olivier Giroud’s Impact:

Olivier Giroud has been given a chance ahead of Tammy Abraham in this match after the Frenchman’s brilliant performance in the midweek against Sevilla. The 34-year-old French centre-forward has scored four goals to secure Chelsea’s top position in their group in the Champions League.

Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud has scored a good goal against Leeds United too. Reece James has provided a brilliant cross and Giroud has met the ball perfectly to equalize the scoreline for the Blues in this match.

3. The Germans Need To Step Up:

Timo Werner has missed a sitter in the first half of the match. Olivier Giroud’s head has been going towards the goal. Werner has tried to tap the ball inside the goal. However, the ball has hit the knee. In the second attempt, he has hit the post. Werner has been provided with a brilliant ball by Mason Mount in the second half. However, Werner has failed to finish from an easy position. Kai Havertz has not been quite up to the mark in this 4-3-3 formation. He has to get back his confidence as soon as possible.

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4. Lack Of Intensity From Leeds United:

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea has outrun Leeds United by 6kms in this match. Chelsea is the first team in this season to achieve this feat. Bielsa’s side has got the lead within the first few minutes of the game, but they have not been at their best in this match.