Leeds outclassed at Stamford Bridge
07 Dec 2020 09:14 am, by Ellandback1
Good Morning. It's Monday 7th December, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...
Leeds outclassed at Stamford Bridge
Leeds suffered their third defeat from their last five Premier League games on Saturday evening at Stamford Bridge, West London.nChelsea were far the superior team, which is not a surprise when you consider it has cost Roman Abramovich almost seven times as much as what Radrizzani has had to pump into the transfer kitty at Elland Road. Leeds latest defeat has meant they have conceded three or more goals in all three of their latest defeats.
We can point fingers that Llorente was thrown in at the deep end after Koch's injury forced the German International to take an early bath after just 5 minutes. Llorente returned to first team training two weeks ago, and to be honest, nothing is going to get the 29yo match fit than being pushed to his limits against one of the best teams in Europe! Where did it go wrong? Unfortunately for the Whites, both Phillips and Klich had quiet games, Chelsea kept them quiet. If there were two players in the team you'd like to rely on, it would be these two!
As normal, whenever Leeds suffer a defeat, the social media boo boys come out to play, and point the finger. Unsurprisingly, Dallas, Alioski and Harrison were easy targets. Let's remember that Alioski and Dallas cost us a combined 5m; they have more than fulfilled their price tag. Harrison on the other hand had less touches of the ball than Meslier! Is it time to drop the on loan Citeh winger? Who would you replace him with?
Harrison was replaced by Poveda with 30 minutes left on the clock. The former Citeh academy ace had a fantastic opportunity of equalising against Frank Lampards team with five minutes on the clock. The 20 year old got the better of full back Ben Chilwell, and was then clipped by the England International. Instead of going down (in a blaze of glory), Poveda stayed on his feet, regathered his composure and struck the ball down the throat of a grateful Chelsea defence. Former Liverpool and England midfielder Danny Murphy went as far as saying by not going down, Poveda cost him team a point...
He’s cost his team a point as he knows he could go down and it would be a penalty at the moment with the rules being what they are.
Do you agree? Should Poveda have gone down or was he right to stay on his feet? Should VAR have taken a look at the incident?
Managers reactions after the game
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard:
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa:
Millwall fans boo as players take the knee
Millwall fans created a massive divide at the weekend; not only in Bermandsey, but all over the Country! It all started moments prior to kick off where Millwall were entertaining Derby. Customary, both teams 'took the knee'. The gesture was met with load boo's over selective parts of the New Den! Whilst many have taken the easy route and condemned the South London fans of racial excitement, there have been many that have leapt to Millwall's defence, including Cabinet Minister Environment Secretary George Eustice jumped in at the deep end stating.
As you can imagine, this was a voice for the minority. Outspoken journalist Piers Morgan told Millwall fan 'Don’t you dare pretend the Millwall fans who did that have “taken black players to their hearts”. Their black players like Mahlon Romeo were heartbroken yesterday. Understand THAT.’ Do the clubs / players feel forced to take the knee?