Giroud scores again as Chelsea see off Leeds to go top

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Chelsea moved to the top of the Premier League as they came from behind to beat Leeds United 3-1 at home on Saturday, set on their way by a fifth goal in four days from striker Olivier Giroud.

The 34-year-old Frenchman denoted his first alliance beginning of the period – a compensation for his four objectives in Chelsea’s whipping of Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday – by extending to turn in a whipped cross by Reece James in the 27th moment.

That offset a fourth-minute opener for Leeds by Patrick Bamford, once on the Blues’ books however who never showed up. He locked on to a long ball by Kalvin Phillips and adjusted goalkeeper Edouard Mendy to score.

Chelsea made a large portion of the odds and proceeded in the 61st moment when Zouma bounced higher than everybody to control a Mason Mount corner down and into the net.

Christian Pulisic fixed the success in added time when he turned in a cross by Timo Werner.

Giroud has been asked by France mentor Didier Deschamps to play more first class football this year’s European Championship, raising hypothesis he may leave Chelsea in January on the off chance that he can’t get more game time.

“I feel better and certain. I play with tranquility. I had the occasion to score again today and help the group,” Giroud disclosed to BBC TV.

He had different opportunities to score, remembering a short proximity header for the subsequent moment, and he set up individual striker Timo Werner yet the German miscued when practically on the objective line and his grabbed second endeavor hit the crossbar.

Leeds, back in the first class following 16 years, looked perilous on the break in the main half, jumping on any Chelsea mistake to flood forward prior to blurring.

“I was anxious of Leeds,” Chelsea mentor Frank Lampard said. “They’re a danger until the end in the event that you don’t get a pad. On one more day we could score five or six and finish the game however we are as yet creating and being more clinical is in that.”

The success pushed Chelsea up to best position in the table with 22 focuses, jump frogging Tottenham and Liverpool who both have 21 and are playing on Sunday. Leeds are in twelfth position.

The game denoted the arrival of fans to Stamford Bridge unexpectedly since March, before the first Covid lockdown, allowing 2,000 allies to watch a few Chelsea major parts in the substance unexpectedly after the club’s late spring spending binge.

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