Chelsea end goal drought with win over Leeds

Every Chelsea supporter breathed a sigh of relief post-Saturday, as the blues secured their first win in 6 games (last being against Crystal Palace).

The Blues got out to a fast start and had a chance to go ahead 3-0 after 30 minutes.

Kai Havertz was one-on-one with Leeds keeper Illan Meslier, but failed to score. Meanwhile, Joao Felix smashed a shot from distance against the crossbar before Ben Chilwell prodded wide from an excellent position.

But Fofana ended Chelsea’s run of 396 minutes without a goal when he rose to head home from a corner early in the second half, a similar chance he had failed earlier to score in the first half.

The goal definitely put Chelsea in a nervous state, trying their hardest to hang onto the slim lead as Kepa was put to work in front of Leeds’ pressure. Leeds were trying to grow back into the game.

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Chelsea went as far as moving from the 3-4-3 to a 5-4-1 with the wing-backs joining the defensive line after a couple of substitutions.

After a run of just two wins in their past 15 games, there was a sense that three points were a must for Potter.

The win against Dortmund in the Champions League has certainly lit up the mood of the Chelsea supporters and will help Potter retain the trust of the club owners who have spent so extensively this season.