LATE PAIN: Whites captain Luke Ayling leads the remonstrating with referee Chris Kavanagh after Chelsea are awarded a stoppage time penalty for Mateusz Klich's tackle on Antonio Rudiger, left. Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images.

Chelsea 3 Leeds United 2 - Graham Smyth's player ratings as decisions cost Whites dear at Stamford Bridge

Leeds United suffered late heartache in a 3-2 loss at Saturday afternoon's Premier League hosts Chelsea - but how did we rate the performances?

By Graham Smyth
Saturday, 11th December 2021, 5:45 pm
Updated Saturday, 11th December 2021, 6:09 pm

Leeds went ahead in the 28th minute when Raphinha coolly converted a penalty that was awarded after Marcos Alonso had caught Dan James with a late challenge in the box.

The Blues drew level three minutes before the interval after Alonso picked the pocket of Stuart Dallas and sent in a low cross that allowed Mason Mount to beat Illan Meslier at his near post.

Chelsea then went in front 13 minutes after the restart as Jorginho converted the game's second penalty, awarded after Raphinha was judged to have fouled Antonio Rudiger.

Leeds then looked on course to leave with a point after drawing level with seven minutes remaining, substitute Joe Gelhardt brilliantly converting a fine Tyler Roberts cross just 81 seconds after being brought on.

But United's hearts were broken in the 94th minute when a Mateusz Klich challenge on Rudiger gave the Blues a second spot kick, Jorginho then sending Meslier the wrong way for the second time.

Graham Smyth, the YEP's chief football writer, hands out the scores from an eventful afternoon at Stamford Bridge.

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