Leeds United entertained Chelsea at Elland Road earlier today as they hoped to grind out a good result at home. The Whites made a decent start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 33rd minute when Brenden Aaronson scored after capitalising on Edouard Mendy’s mistake. Rodrigo doubled Leeds’ advantage just four minutes later with a well-directed header. The Yorkshire giants went into the half-time interval 2-0 up on the scoreline.
Jack Harrison went on to score another goal for the Whites in the 69th minute as they ended up cruising to a 3-0 win in front of their home supporters.
Let’s take a look at how each Leeds United player performed during the match against the Blues.
GK: Illan Meslier – 7/10
The French keeper made a few excellent saves at the back and earned an impressive clean sheet on the road.
RB: Rasmus Kristensen – 6.5/10
Kristensen cleared his lines when needed and engineered one key chance in the final third.
CB: Robin Koch – 6.5/10
The German defensive ace earned the ball back a couple of times and did enough to restrict the opposition from scoring a goal.
CB: Diego Llorente – 7/10
The Spanish talent didn’t hesitate to put his foot through the ball when required and made a couple of decent interceptions at the back.
LB: Pascal Struijk – 7/10
He performed his defensive duties well and made a few driving runs with the ball down the left flank.
CM: Marc Roca – 7/10
The Spanish talent got stuck in with a few crunching tackles and made one good run with the ball. He got replaced at the hour mark.
CM: Tyler Adams – 7/10
Adams offered decent protection for his teammates at the back and engineered a couple of inviting chances in the final third.
RW: Brenden Aaronson – 7.5/10
Aaronson worked hard defensively and was a constant menace in the opposition half. He opened the goal-scoring for Leeds after punishing Mendy’s mistake and was one of the most energetic players on the field today.
CAM: Rodrigo – 7.5/10
The Spaniard timed his runs well towards the opponent’s penalty box and was a real threat up top. He ended the game with a goal and an assist to his name.
LW: Jack Harrison – 8.5/10
Harrison made a few dangerous runs with the ball and managed to score and create a goal during his time on the field.
ST: Daniel James – 6.5/10
He linked up play well with others around him but failed to register a goal.
CM: Adam Forshaw – 6/10
He added more energy to Leeds’ midfield.
ST: Luis Sinisterra – 6/10
Sinisterra earned the ball back once and was accurate with his passing.
CM: Mateusz Klich – N/A
He didn’t get enough minutes to warrant a rating.
ST: Sam Greenwood – N/A
Greenwood hardly had any time to make an impact.
ST: Joe Gelhardt – N/A
He came on for the final few minutes of the contest.