Leeds 0-3 Chelsea: Goals from Mount, Pulisic, and Lukaku put the Blues four points ahead of Arsenal

Chelsea traveled to Elland Road on Wednesday evening and defeated Leeds 3-0, moving them four points ahead of fourth-placed Arsenal in the Premier League.

Chelsea traveled to Elland Road on Wednesday evening and defeated Leeds 3-0, moving them four points ahead of fourth-placed Arsenal in the Premier League.

It didn’t take long for Chelsea to break the stalemate on Wednesday evening, as Mason Mount rocketed the ball into the top corner of Leeds’ goal in the fourth minute to put his team ahead.

The remainder of the opening 45 minutes featured a red card for Leeds and an offside goal from Romelu Lukaku as the visitors continued to dominate.

Christian Pulisic scored his team’s second goal of the match with a nonchalant finish from beyond the Leeds penalty area 10 minutes into the second half.

Lukaku scored his third league goal of the season 83 minutes in, after his brace the previous Saturday.

Chelsea vs Leeds

Following his two goals in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Wolves, Romelu Lukaku earned another start.

Mason Mount opened the scoring four minutes into the game with a wonderfully put finish into Leeds’ top corner after a lay-off from Reece James.

Two minutes later, the 23-year-old almost set up Lukaku for his team’s second goal, but the Belgian striker couldn’t get to the ball.

Chelsea attempted to dominate the opportunities produced after 10 minutes on the day, but Leeds slowly sought to climb back into the game.

Chelsea’s game looked even brighter 23 minutes in when Leeds was reduced to ten men as Daniel James was awarded a straight red card for a reckless tackle on Mateo Kovacic.

Chelsea continued to dominate their opportunities as the game went, putting a lot of pressure on Leeds’ fragile team.

Kovacic was pulled off due to ankle problems in the 30th minute, seven minutes after James’ bad challenge, and was quickly replaced by Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

A minute later, Romelu Lukaku pushed past Leeds center-back Diego Llorente to elegantly lob the ball over Illan Meslier to put Chelsea up 2-0, but the goal was disallowed for offside.

Two minutes later, the Belgian striker got his head to Reece James’ cross, but his attempt flew just wide of the home side’s goal.

Christian Pulisic came agonizingly close to scoring in the 41st minute after receiving James’ low cross, but play was quickly called back for offside.

Lukaku was given an opportunity two minutes into the second half, but he couldn’t direct his header on goal, instead blasting it way high of the crossbar.

After a Mason Mount layoff, Pulisic scored Chelsea’s second goal of the day 55 minutes in with a nonchalant finish from beyond the area into Meslier’s bottom left corner.

Four minutes later, the US international came close to scoring his team’s third goal of the game, but the ball went wide.

10 minutes after the Blues’ second goal, Lukaku masterfully broke free of his man to rush at the Leeds defense, but the Belgian international barely missed the goal frame.

78 minutes into the game, James and Pulisic were replaced by Cesar Azpilicueta and Hakim Ziyech as Thomas Tuchel tried to shake things up.

A minute later, Romelu Lukaku, who had many opportunities during the game, got another effort on goal, but a deflection sent the ball out for a corner.

His chance came in the 83rd minute when Ziyech squared the ball across goal and into the path of the 28-year-old.

The opportunity seemed to be gone after a terrible first touch, but he held his cool and completed the ball into the top corner, making it 3-0 to Chelsea.

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