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Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa said Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante was crucial in helping the Blues seal victory at Stamford Bridge.
Frank Lampard’s men rose to the top of the Premier League table with their 3-1 victory. Goals from Olivier Giroud, Kurt Zouma and Christian Pulisic sealed all three points.
As for Leeds, they started the game electrically and continued through the first half. But nevertheless, ChelseaThe recent form was shown when he dominated his visitors in the second half.
Talking to Match of the day (via BBC Sport), Bielsa added that set pieces were key. In fact, Zouma’s goal, which put Chelsea ahead, came from the corner.
“We couldn’t neutralize them on set pieces and in the end it was important,” he added. manager said.
“It was difficult for us to stop them playing from behind with their centrals and N’Golo Kante.
“The difficulty for us was that we couldn’t take the ball away from them in their own field.”
Liam Cooper fell to the ground just before Zouma’s header put the hosts in command. Leeds captain said Sky sports after that he felt that he had been missed.
Bielsa, however, said: “I never questioned the refereeing decisions and this game was not decided by the referee. He did not decide the game.
“Defeats are always an opportunity to learn something.”
Bielsa opens up about Koch’s injury
The early injury to defender Robin Koch was another sore spot for Leeds. The summer signing retired after nine minutes.
Bielsa did not confirm the extent of the injury, but said he was not suffering from a pre-game problem.
Meanwhile, two thousand fans returned to the stands in West London. Bielsa praised the return of the fans as “good news.”
Leeds Get back in action next Friday with a clash against West Ham at Elland Road.