When Leeds United fired seven past Chelsea to make Football League history for record-breaking Blues win

LEEDS United will face a Chelsea side that don't concede many goals in Saturday's Premier League clash at Elland Road.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 4:46 pm

But that was most definitely not the case back in October 1967 as Don Revie's Whites ran riot in a 7-0 romp for what remains the biggest win against Chelsea in Leeds United s history.

As part of the era in which the fierce rivalry between the two clubs first began, the victory also ensured sweet revenge for the controversial defeat in the FA Cup semi-final clash of the previous season at Villa Park.

Chelsea were under the care of Ron Stuart after Tommy Docherty had quit and United's Billy Bremner was playing his final game before starting a 28-day ban for being sent off against Fulham,

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ACROBATICS: From Leeds United's Billy Bremner in the 7-0 thumping of Chelsea of October 1967. Picture by Varleys.

Bremner got himself on the scoresheet as part of a dazzling display, and by that point Chelsea were 6-0 down.

Bremner also helped set up United's opener by releasing Paul Reaney who crossed for Albert Johanneson to head the Whites into a fifth-minute lead.

Peter Lorimer then teed up Jimmy Greenhoff to double the Whites advantage six minutes later and Jack Charlton then got in on the act by heading home Eddie Gray's corner after 14 minutes.

The Blues were 3-0 down after less than a quarter of an hour but Leeds then bagged a fourth seven minutes before the break as Lorimer finished off a fine flowing move.

BUMPER CROWD: The 7-0 cruise was watched by an Elland Road gate of 40,260, Leeds United's biggest crowd of the season. Picture by Varleys.

United then continued to cause chaos after the break and Gray made it 5-0 on the hour mark from just outside the box after good work from Jimmy Greenhoff.

Chelsea even gave Leeds a helping hand, not that they needed it, as Marvin Hinton headed into his own net from a Lorimer corner with ten minutes left.

And Bremner then had the final say just two minutes later via his acrobatic bicycle kick that also set a new Football League record as seven different players scored for a club for the first time, albeit one of them an own goal.

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Thank you Laura Collins