Chelsea vs Leeds final score: Penalties galore in five-goal thriller


LONDON — As the rain poured down in west London, Chelsea vs Leeds was as chippy and fiery as you’d expect, as the Blues fought back to secure a big comeback win in the 94th minute.

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Leeds went ahead through Raphinha’s penalty kick, but Chelsea fought back with goals either side of half time from Mason Mount and Jorginho (from the penalty spot).

Joe Gelhardt then equalized for Leeds after jumping off the bench, but Jorginho scored a 94th minute penalty to secure the win and send the home fans wild.

There were nerves throughout from Chelsea’s fans given their recent performances, but their team dug deep and showed plenty of character to get the win. Even if Thomas Tuchel admitted they were ‘lucky’ to get all three points.

With the win Chelsea move on to 36 points to keep their title bid on track, while Leeds remain on 16 point and are hovering just above the relegation picture.


Chelsea vs Leeds  final score, stats

Chelsea 3-2 Leeds

Goals scored: Raphinha 28′, Mount 42′, Jorginho 58, Gelhardt 83′, Jorginho 90+4′

Shots: Chelsea 16, Leeds 12

Shots on target: Chelsea 6, Leeds 5

Possession: Chelsea 58, Leeds 42

Three things we learned from Chelsea vs Leeds

1. Nervy Chelsea get the job done: This was the kind of result which wins you the title. The performance wasn’t, but Thomas Tuchel will be happy with the character his side showed. Chelsea were sloppy on the ball and left themselves exposed on the break too often, which they’ve done in recent games against West Ham and Zenit too. Defensively they have to improve but the Blues found a way to dig deep and get a win.

2. Leeds their own worst enemies: They played really well but Marcelo Bielsa will be fuming with some individual errors. Raphinha was excellent but his silly lunge on Rudiger was needless (he received zero handshakes on the bench when he was subbed off in the second half), while Klich just had to stand up and not give Rudiger a chance to go down to win a second penalty. Leeds put themselves under needless pressure for the first goal they conceded too, but box-to-box they matched Chelsea. Leeds pretty much beat themselves at Chelsea.

3. 2 out of 3 penalties correct: Alonso’s foul on James was legit, so to was Raphinha’s on Rudiger but the final, decisive, penalty was questionable. Klich did catch Rudiger in the back but the contact was limited. Once the referee had given the penalty kick, it was tough for VAR to overturn it.

Man of the Match: Antonio Rudiger – Drove forward time and time again out of the back and won two penalty kicks. Strangely, Chelsea looked to him to create from the back and he looked like their most dangerous player.

Leeds take deserved lead

After a tight, tense start, Leeds had the first big chance of the game.

Raphinha’s whipped free kick forced a good stop from Edouard Mendy at his near post, as Leeds were holding their own.

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The visitors then took the lead as Daniel James skipped free of Marcos Alonso and the Spanish left back carelessly slid in and gave away a clear penalty kick.

Raphinha dispatched it calmly past his former Rennes teammates Edouard Mendy to give Leeds the lead.

Chelsea break through

Right before half time Mason Mount equalized as Leeds were punished for an error.

Illan Meslier’s sloppy pass out of the back put Stuart Dallas under pressure, and Alonso nipped in, surged forward and crossed as Mount flicked home at the near post.

Meslier did superbly to deny Kai Havertz before the break, as the German forward was played in but Leeds’ goalkeeper. made amends for his error.

VAR plays big role

Dan James almost got free on the counter but Thiago Silva got his positioning spot on, as Leeds took the game to Chelsea.

Rudiger wanted a penalty kick after Raphinha caught him as he lunged in, and after a VAR check, the referee awarded a spot kick. Jorginho slotted it home to send the home fans wild.

Raphinha still caused havoc at the other end s he was played in but Mendy saved well, however the offside flag went up against the Brazilian winger. Tyler Roberts forced Mendy into a comfortable save, as Leeds had a good go late on.

Late drama galore

Joe Gelhardt jumped off the bench and equalized for Leeds, as Tyler Roberts crossed and the youngster made an instant impact to send the away fans wild.

Just when it looked like Leeds had snatched a point, Chelsea won it.

The ball was played in to Antonio Rudiger and Mateusz Klich caught him in the box, as another penalty kick was awarded.

Jorginho slotted home to win it for Chelsea, as Stamford Bridge went bonkers and a huge brawl broke out between the players as the full time whistle went.

Brentford vs Southampton, live! Score, updates, how to watch, stream, videos


Brentford will try to extend their unbeaten run, which began all the way back in October, when they host bottom-of-the-table Southampton at Gtech Community Stadium on Saturday (watch live, 10 am ET on Peacock Premium). 


The Bees’ (30 points) eight-game unbeaten run (4W-4D-0L) has taken them up to 8th in the Premier League table, now closer to the top-four (nine points) than the relegation zone (13 points) in their second-ever season in the PL. Saints (15 points), meanwhile, are living dangerously at the bottom, though the gap between themselves and safety in 17th place is just two points.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Brentford vs Southampton

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GOALLL! 2-0 to Brentford. Mbuemo slots home. The Bees are buzzing and catch Saints on the counter. Two goals in three minutes for the hosts. Saints look stunned.

GOALLL! Right before half time Brentford take the lead. Ben Mee bravely heads home a brilliant cross from Mbuemo. 1-0 to the Bees.

Not much going on in west London. Saints happy to sit back and Brentford struggling to create chances on the counter.

An even game so far with Saints having a few chances early on and Brentford have caused problems with crosses into the box.

Key storylines & star players

Last time out, Brentford settled for a frustrating 0-0 draw with Leeds, but before that they rattled off successive wins over West Ham, Liverpool and Bournemouth with just one goal conceded in three games. Ivan Toney is 3rd in the Premier League with 13 goals, trailing only Harry Kane (16) and Erling Haaland (an absurd 25). After initially struggling to replace the creativity of Christian Eriksen (4 assists in 11 appearances last season), Thomas Frank’s side is firing once again thanks to Mathias Jensen (4 in 20), Toney (3) and Josh Dasilva (2) picking up the slack.

After losing 3-1 to Newcastle over two legs in the League Cup semifinals, Southampton return their attention to the ongoing relegation battle. Having won just one of their last nine Premier League fixtures (1W-1D-7L), Saints made four first-team signings to strengthen the midfield and attack. They brought in some experience (30-year-old midfielder Mislav Orsic from Dinamo Zagreb and 28-year-old forward Paul Onuachu from Genk) along with some youth and potential (a pair of 20-year-olds, midfielder Carlos Alcaraz from Racing Club and winger Kamadeen Selumana from Rennes).

Brentford team news, injuries, lineup

OUT: Pontus Jansson (thigh), Frank Onyeka (hamstring), Shandon Baptiste (adductor)

Southampton team news, injuries, lineup

OUT: Valentino Livramento (knee), Kyle Walker-Peters (hamstring), Juan Larios (adductor), Alex McCarthy (ankle)

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Wolves vs Liverpool, live! Score, updates, stream link, video highlights


Liverpool hopes it can boost its top-four hopes by hurting Wolves’ plans for Premier League safety when the duo meet Saturday at the Molineux (watch live, 10am ET Saturday online via Peacock Premium).

It’s the third meeting since early January between the sides following a 2-2 draw in the FA Cup and a 1-0 Liverpool win in the replay.


Wolves sit 17th with 17 points, only outside of the bottom three due to Bournemouth’s poor goal differential. Last place is just two points away, as there are seven teams within three points between 14th and 20th.

Liverpool, meanwhile, is 10 points off the top four but has played at least one fewer match than all but two of the eight teams ahead of them (Sixth-place Brighton and leaders Arsenal).

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Wolves vs Liverpool.

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Key storylines & star players

Winning games is about scoring goals and only two Wolves players have more than one. Daniel Podence has collected five, while Ruben Neves has four. Even more surprising, Wolves are still waiting on a goal from Raul Jimenez, Diego Costa, or injured Pedro Neto. Perhaps Matheus Cunha or Pablo Sarabia will chip in soon.

Liverpool has one win from its last three Premier League outings, but there’s a heaping helping of bad luck to their struggles. The Reds have 24 goals from open play and 20 allowed in that same situation. Their expected goals in those spots is 34.6 – 24. Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez have been especially unlucky despite combining for 12 goals and six assists on the season.

Wolves team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Pedro Neto (ankle), Sasa Kalajdzic (torn ACL), Boubacar Traore (undisclosed), Chiquinho (knee)

Liverpool team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Virgil van Dijk (thigh), Roberto Firmino (calf), Ibrahima Konate (hamstring), Luis Diaz (knee), Diogo Jota (thigh), Arthur Melo (thigh)

Brighton vs Bournemouth, live! Score, updates, stream link, video highlights


Brighton will continue their chase for European qualification, while Bournemouth try to climb out of the relegation zone, when the two sides meet at Amex Stadium on Saturday (watch live, 10 am ET on Peacock Premium). 


Graham Potter and Roberto De Zerbi have, between them, guided Brighton (31 points) all the way up to 6th place in the Premier League table. The gap to 5th-place Tottenham is five points; the gap to Manchester United in 4th in eight. Bournemouth, meanwhile, are in the bottom-three for the first time this season after picking up just one point from their last five PL games.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Brighton vs Bournemouth

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Brighton team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Alexis Mac Allister (suspension), Jakub Moder (knee), Adam Lallana (undisclosed), Levi Colwill (undisclosed), Evan Ferguson (ankle)

Bournemouth team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: David Brooks (thigh), Lewis Cook (knee), Neto (thigh), Dominic Solanke (knee), Marcus Tavernier (thigh), Ryan Fredericks (undisclosed), Junior Stanislas (undisclosed)

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Manchester United vs Crystal Palace, live! Score, updates, how to watch, stream, videos


Manchester United looks to keep climbing up the Premier League table when its hosts improving Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday (watch live, 10am ET online via Premier League on Peacock).

United has won all three of its cup matches since a Jan. 22 setback at Premier League leaders Arsenal, and now face Palace before two matches with Leeds


Palace hasn’t won in 2023, though the Eagles managed back-to-back draws with Manchester United and Newcastle in their past two matches. Both of those were at Selhurst Park.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Manchester United vs Crystal Palace.

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How to watch Manchester United vs Crystal Palace live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 10am ET, Saturday
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Key storylines & star players

Man United’s lost Christian Eriksen through April but acted quick and in impressive fashion with the loan addition of Marcel Sabitzer from Bayern Munich. Desperate for playing time and a more attacking role than what was asked of him by Bayern, the Austrian star may be just what the doctor ordered even before Eriksen went down. This is a hard-edged player with plenty of attcking firepower to boot.

Palace, of course, is still all about their creative players, as Wilfried Zaha, Michael Olise, Eberechi Eze, and Odsonne Edouard can deliver the goods with just a half-chance, but look out for Deadline Day adds Albert Sambi Lokonga, on loan from Patrick Vieira’s former team Arsenal, and Naouirou Ahamada, who they hope will add a needed ball progressor in the heart of the pitch.

Manchester United team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Christian Eriksen (ankle), Donny van de Beek (knee), Mason Greenwood (suspension – MORE) | QUESTIONABLE: Jadon Sancho (undisclosed), Anthony Martial (undisclosed), Diogo Dalot (thigh), Luke Shaw (illness), Scott McTominay (undisclosed)

Crystal Palace team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Wilfried Zaha (hamstring), Joachim Andersen (calf), Nathan Ferguson (undisclosed), James McArthur (groin)