Probably one particular of the additional surprising success of the weekend came on Sunday when Leeds comfortably beat Chelsea 3- at Elland Road. On the other hand, the concern to be questioned is really should this have come as a shock at all?
Chelsea performed quite nicely in their 2-2 attract with Tottenham Hotspur the 7 days prior to. Even so, from last season, and the initial sport in opposition to Everton in Gameweek 1 this period, there was a obvious problem when it came to goalscoring menace in this Chelsea team. Previous season Mason Mount was Chelsea’s top rated scorer in the Premier League, with 11 goals, which is relatively low for a club that concluded 3rd. They relied intensely on defenders scoring and aiding at the commence of last season Reece James and Ben Chilwell took most of the headlines. With Romelu Lukaku not working out as Chelsea would have hoped, it is incredibly appealing that a striker was not to start with on their list in this transfer market place. While Raheem Sterling is a verified best Premier League attacker it is very clear that his most popular position is out huge.
Against Leeds, there was a absence of big probabilities designed, with distinct-lower probabilities developed. Now, this could be down to other gamers, this sort of as the midfield not creating adequate prospects, and Reece James not taking part in his most popular placement as a ideal-wing back. Even so, it need to be complicated to build wonderful possibilities with out a focal point in the assault. Kai Havertz who has been playing as the “number 9” this period, inspite of staying an incredible talent, has not strike the ground jogging in this position and it is very clear to the eye that he is not as at ease in this position. If acquiring a striker is not an choice and Armando Broja is not ready to start but, then a modify in development and practices could be the answer. A 4-2-3-1 could suit their latest crew and receiving an further attacker on the pitch could demonstrate critical.
In spite of Chelsea’s limitations, credit rating has to be offered to Jesse Marsch and Leeds. The electricity and pressing they confirmed would give any workforce in the environment a difficult time. Forcing Chelsea into faults and by no means acquiring complacent ought to be admired as a talent. Each and every staff this season should be prepared for a incredibly difficult game from Leeds, both equally house and away. Brenden Aaronson seems to be one particular of the finest signings so considerably this period and Rodrigo getting in the sort of his existence gives incredibly promising symptoms for Leeds supporters. They have a sort fixture operate for the following four or 5 games and now appears to be a critical time to fully build how constant they are going to be this season.
Chelsea will be looking to bounce again from this outcome towards an out-of-form Leicester on the weekend. Raheem Sterling could be pivotal versus a leaky Leicester defence, with him currently being desperate to open up his account for Chelsea. Leeds confront an in-kind Brighton away from home a workforce they have not beaten because their advertising back into the Premier League in the 20/21 time. So only time can explain to the correct fortunes of the two groups.