Chelsea's Ben Chilwell issues Leeds United praise and makes Elland Road pitch reference after draw with Whites

CHELSEA defender Ben Chilwell admited that Leeds United were difficult to play against but still expressed disappointment at Saturday's goalless draw at Elland Road.

By Lee Sobot
Saturday, 13th March 2021, 3:14 pm
Updated Saturday, 13th March 2021, 3:22 pm

Both sides were denied by the crossbar in Saturday's Premier League clash in West Yorkshire in which Chelsea had 15 attempts at goal compared to United's seven.

But Leeds also had chances to take all three points and in the end left with one as part of United's first draw since November.

"I think coming into the game, people would have predicted goals and the way Leeds play is pretty free flowing," said England international left back Chilwell, speaking on BT Sport.

STALEMATE: Chelsea left back Ben Chilwell, right, chases Leeds United winger Jack Harrison in Saturday's goalless draw at Elland Road. Photo by Lindsey Parnaby - Pool/Getty Images.

"They are a difficult team to play against, athletic, they switch positions a lot on the pitch and it was a tough game.

"It wasn't the best pitch for both teams to play on and we are going to come away disappointed that we didn't get the win.

"We created chances and it was disappointing that we didn't get the win.

"There were chances, I had one in the second half that I should have scored and we are going to want more from each other in the final third and that's something that we are trying to add.

"Defensively as a team we are solid and not conceding but I think going forward we are going to want to try to score more goals to get us these sorts of wins."

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