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Matty Hewitt

Rate Leeds United's players after their performance in Chelsea defeat

Javi Gracia's suffered his first defeat in the Premier League as Leeds United boss. Wesley Fofana's second-half header was the difference with the visitors wasteful in the final third.

The hosts started the stronger of the two sides with Joao Felix's effort cannoning off the crossbar, before Illan Meslier had to be alert to deny Kai Havertz. Leeds held strong in the opening 45 minutes but opportunities at the other end were scarce.

Fofana eventually opened the scoring for Graham Potter's side in the 53rd minute heading Ben Chilwell's corner into the back of the net from seven yards out. It took the Whites an hour to force the Blues keeper into a save with Georginio Rutter's effort hitting Kalidou Koulibaly and rolling into the hands of Kepa Arrizabalaga from eight yards out.

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Leeds had one last-ditch opportunity to win the game with Meslier coming up for a later corner. The French shot-stopper rose highest to head goal bound but it was helped by Arrizabalaga.

Leeds United reporter Beren Cross, praised the Whites back line with Meslier, Luke Ayling, Max Wober and Junior Firpo all rating 7 out of ten. However, things weren't as positive in the final third with Jack Harrison and Brenden Aaronson scoring 4's and Rutter taking home a lowly 3.

Now it's time for you to rate the Leeds United players using our interactive widget below.


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