(EFE) – A penalty converted by the Italian Jorginho in added time stopped Leeds’ improvement and gave the victory at Stamford Bridge to Chelsea (3-2) that remains in the fight for the leadership of the Premier held by Manchester City.
Thomas Tuchel’s side did not improve on Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League side, when they drew against Zenit St. Petersburg. He has not yet achieved the solidity of the past year that led him to success in Europe or this beginning of the year to dominance in the English competition that he lost a few days ago.
He ran into Bielsa’s Leeds in London who have improved and who intend to distance themselves from the threat of relegation. The visiting team took advantage with Raphinha’s goal after half an hour, from a penalty, after a foul committed by Marcos Alonso.
He found relief, however, the home side shortly before the break. A great play by Marcos Alonso ended with a Mason Mount cross that beat Illan Meslier.
In the second half, the balance was maintained until the VAR detected an infringement by Leeds in their area, which the referee verified and which led to a new penalty that Jorginho transformed.
Leeds, who took advantage of Chelsea’s instability to create chances, were not resigned. In one of them, a pass from Tyler Roberts to Joe Gelhardt ended up in the net of the Chelsea goal, which again eluded the victory.
But in added time, an unnecessary foul by Mateusz Klich was sanctioned by the referee who checked his decision on the video referee monitor. In the end, he indicated the eleven meter point where Jorginho did not miss, scoring his second goal and sealing Chelsea’s triumph.