By Joe Ellis

22nd Aug, 2022 | 6:10am

Leeds United delight Jermaine Beckford in 3-0 Chelsea demolition

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea were blown away by a superb Leeds United display as the Whites ran out 3-0 winners at Elland Road on Sunday.

21-year-old American Brenden Aaronson inspired the win to maintain Leeds’ unbeaten start to the season as he pressured Edouard Mendy into a mistake for an easy tap-in before Rodrigo flicked a free-kick into the far corner for the second.

Jack Harrison then completed the scoring in the second half by getting on the end of Rodrigo’s touch to keep the party in full flow in Yorkshire.

Kalidou Koulibaly compounded the misery for the visitors with a brainless red card for two cynical yellow cards but that did not stop former Leeds United striker Jermaine Beckford from drowning in delight at the performance from the home side.

“Completely played off the park! What a great performance!!” he said via his personal Twitter account as the game neared its conclusion.


Only Jesse Marsch, Victor Orta and the players will know exactly what targets have been set out for them before the season began but they are going a long way to achieving them already.

The Whites had been blessed with a favourable start to the campaign bar this visit of Chelsea so they knew that a fast start was needed but this is taking it to a whole new level.

Marsch’s men now have a good build-up of momentum behind them that was lacking for the entirety of last season as they scraped survival on the final day now the boss has had the chance to make his own signings.

And all of them that have played so far have made a significant impact on the whole demeanour of the squad and that always tends to rub off on the home crowd too.

There is a feel-good factor around Elland Road now that needs to be carried through the rest of the season and with the way this season is going, the sky is the limit for this side.

In other Leeds United news, the Premier League’s top scorer has addressed rumours linking him with a move away from LS11.