Chelsea 1-0 Leeds United – Betting Review
Looking at the 1×2 market first. Chelsea won the game as the jolly with odds around 1.67.
Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. Chelsea -0.75 got a half win for their backers @ 2.06. The home side were not entirely comfortable defending their lead, but the visitor lacked cutting edge to turn pressure into a leveller.
Looking at The Under/Over goal line last of all. It began open as Chelsea sought a good start. However, the goal never came and it was tight after Chelsea went ahead. Under 2.5 won @ 1.99.
Chelsea improved when most needed and boosted their flagging confidence with a narrow 1-0 win over Leeds.
The victory was hard fought and a little unconvincing, but definitely merited on clear chances.
The morale boosting three points came just in time for a must win midweek Champions league game with Dortmund.
Fofana got the winner from a towering header on 53 minutes.
Chelsea had come close twice in the first 20 minutes, with Felix smashing the bar on a sweeping move and Kai Havertz wasting a 1v1.
Leeds fought hard once behind but deserved nothing just for endeavour, they lacked the quality to generate serious chances. 1-0 is a fair score.
Graham Potter was surely the most relived man in the ground when hearing the full time whistle. The victory ended a run of six games without success.
The performance was reasonably good but in context, not with any shine and the bare minimum the owner would have expected of him having spent the money he has.
Chelsea started well to be fair. Playing the game on the front foot.
Raheem Sterling put in a rare positive showing. The ex- City winger led a counterattack which ended Meslier brilliantly denying Kai Havertz when through on goal.
Sterling was again involved, this time cutting back to João Félix, who side-footed a bouncing ball onto the crossbar from the edge of the area.
The Blues kept knocking on the Leeds door, but it was a familiar outcome when presented with big openings and remained 0-0 at half time.
The host came out once more on the attack.
Sterling showed his normal hesitant and wasteful side when misfiring in front of goal.
The Leeds backline were under siege and Chelsea finally made the breakthrough with Wesley Fofana rising highest to head in Chilwell’s corner on 53.
A Leeds turnaround looked improbable, yet the visitors remained in the contest as the clock ticked down.
Potter’s side did enough to see out a much-needed victory. They remain five points adrift from Fulham (who play Monday night) in seventh. Importantly, the Blues remain in contention for European qualification.
Javi Gracia’s Leeds remain outside the bottom three by a single point, nervously looking over their shoulder.