Shaun Wright-Phillips: Leeds United showed Chelsea 'how to play' in 3-0 win
Former England winger Shaun Wright-Phillips says Leeds United showed Chelsea “how to play” in their 3-0 win at Elland Road on Sunday.
Jesse Marsch’s side came away with all three points thanks to goals from Brenden Aaronson, Rodrigo and Jack Harrison in a brilliant performance to maintain their unbeaten record so far this season.
And Wright-Phillips, who played for Chelsea between 2005-2008 told Premier League productions that the home side were “outstanding” throughout and deserved the victory.
“It worked perfectly,” he said.
“I think if you blow yourself out, blow a gasket if you like, working so hard.
“You saw his first sub was at 60 minutes and then he made another three attacking subs to go on and keep that attacking tempo high.
“I thought Leeds were outstanding today and they showed Chelsea what it is to play with a bit of heart and fight really.”
Finally, a little bit of credit for the Leeds side and their performance against a side who are considered to be one of the best in the country if not Europe.
The opening 20 minutes of the game were even and end to end, but Leeds were able to keep that up for the entire 90 minutes and got their reward for relentless pressing in the opening goal and quality in the final third for the second and third.
It’s also easy to forget that this was a side without Kalvin Phillips, Raphinha and Patrick Bamford, three men who were considered some of their most important players since their return to the Premier League two years ago.
It shows just how far the club has come in a short time and what a great job the manager is doing of implementing his ideas and getting everyone on side and on the same page.
It was arguably the club’s best performance in the Premier League since their return and the three points were well deserved, regardless of what Thomas Tuchel and Richard Keys think.
In other Leeds news, Chris Sutton says the Whites “bullied” Chelsea on Sunday