Graham Potter’s troops are literally back to their winning ways. As they won 1-0 over Leeds United in the Premier League.
Wesley Fofana scored the only goal as he gave the Blues a massive victory at Stamford Bridge.
As a result, Chelsea have just won their second game in 2023 in all competitions. Of course, it was a much needed three points for them.
The West London club have now bagged their first victory in their previous seven matches in all competitions.
The Blues are expected to continue their winning streak, as they will face Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.
Graham Potter is most likely to press the exit button at Stamford Bridge, had it been he lost to Leeds United in the league.
However, he will definitely continue his managerial job at the club. Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali believe so much in his prowess.
Chelsea dazzled impressively throughout the 90 minutes against Leeds United. They missed some chances, unable to score more than one goal.
In the absence of Thiago Silva, Reece James, and N’Golo Kante. The Blues were able to balance their performance throughout the game.
They were a bit relaxed defensively in the second-half. Nevertheless, the likes of Koulibaly, Fofana, and Badiashile were brilliant.
Despite the fact that they didn’t score more than one goal in the Premier League game. Some Chelsea players were at their best.
Interestingly, two of the Blues players created new records in the match. Obviously, Graham Potter is working to improve the team’s display.
Of course, the manager switched to the 3-at-the-back formation. Therefore, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ben Chilwell played as inverted right-backs.
With that being said, Graham Potter’s men attacked and defended with five players, giving Raheem Sterling enough space to operate.
Two Chelsea players who created new records against Leeds United
The English left-back became the first Chelsea’s player this season to have 100% corners in a single Premier League match. He had 3/3 corners against Leeds, and one of them led to Wesley Fofana’s goal in the second-half.
The 22-year-old Argentine became the first Chelsea’s player to register more than 10 accurate long balls (10/12), ball recoveries (10), and final third passes (22/30) this campaign in a single match in all competitions.
Other Chelsea players with amazing statistics against Leeds United are;
The Croatian midfielder made more successful tackles (6/6) than any other player in the game.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup champion had more touches (103) than any other player for either side at Stamford Bridge.
The French youngster completed more passes (79/79) and won more defensive aerial duels (3/3) than any other player on the pitch.
He made more successful ball recoveries (13) than any other player for either Chelsea or Leeds United in the match.