Olivier Giroud continued to score
In the middle of the week, striker Olivier Giroud scored all four goals for Chelsea against Sevilla to help the English team win 4-0. With impressive performances, the French player was rewarded with the first kick against Leeds. The 34-year-old star has responded to Lampard’s confidence with an impressive performance.
Giroud was the 1-1 equalizer for Chelsea in the 27th minute. After soft handling, Ziyech husband for Reece James and Chelsea’s No. 1 right back now put the ball in too precisely for Giroud to raise his foot. One-touch point kills the opponent’s goalkeeper.
Olivier Giroud was the first player to score in six consecutive Premier League matches for Chelsea since Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in October 2001. At 34 66 days, Giroud is also the oldest player to ever score in six consecutive appearances in the Premier League.
Patrick Bamford’s effort was not enough
This season, striker Patrick Bamford is one of the best players in Leeds’s squad. At Stamford Bridge, this striker was the one who opened the score for the visitors from the 4th minute.
In a flash, Kalvin Phillips stretched from the left flank into the middle and Patrick Bamford rushed down to catch the ball, overtook Mendy and gently kicked the old team net. Patrick Bamford (born 1993) grew up from the Chelsea training station but was never given a chance in the first team and in 2018 he joined Leeds United.
According to statistics, Patrick Bamford has scored 7 away goals in the Premier League this season, the most in the tournament. However, his strike could not help Leeds win points on the Chelsea field.
Kurt Zouma continued to score
Midfielder Kurt Zouma has a great maturity this season. The star born in 1994 with Thiago Silva is currently Chelsea’s No. 1 midfielder pair at the moment. The French midfielder proved strong in the dispute, he was also very accurate in situations on the ball.
Not only good defense, Kurt Zouma also shows great attack support. 61 minutes from the corner kick, Zouma brought the goal for Chelsea after a powerful header. It should be remembered that this is already the fourth goal of the French midfielder in the Premier League this season, on par with Timo Werner’s record. The 26-year-old is becoming the solution to finding a goal at times when Chelsea have struggled.
Chelsea raised the unbeaten series to 16
Despite many difficulties against Leeds, Chelsea also completed the 3-point goal. This victory extended the impressive series of the London team. Accordingly, the Blues have been unbeaten in the last 16 matches on all fronts, with 10 wins in the quiz.
In the Premier League, Chelsea are unbeaten in 9 rounds, including 5 wins and 4 draws. With 3 points obtained against Leeds, the Blues has officially risen to the top of the rankings. They are 1 point ahead of Tottenham and Liverpool. May not dominate for too long, but Chelsea showed that they are heavyweight candidates for the Premier League title this season.