Chelsea standings: Disaster-class Edouard Mendy secures Leeds win as Kai Havertz and Jorginho crumble under pressure

CHELSEA had a day to forget at Elland Road as they were beaten 3-0 by Leeds.

Thomas Tuchel’s side were caught off guard after their fine performance against Spurs last weekend.

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Chelsea were beaten 3-0 by Leeds at Elland Road on SundayCredit: Getty

And the intense pressing from Jesse Marsch’s Leeds side proved too much for Chelsea to handle.

But who was the best player of the Blues today?

And did anyone have a game to forget?

Here, SunSport’s Anthony Chapman delivers his Chelsea player ratings…

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EDOUARD MENDY – 2

The shocking decision to dawdle on the ball led to Leeds’ opener and was far from saving second or third.

He has been in bad shape for about six months and is starting to become a major concern for fans.

REECE JAMES – 4

Kept in the last three by Tuchel but must return to the back as soon as possible.

Unable to contain Rodrigo from a free-kick as the Spaniard headed home, Leeds’ deep second defensive position negated the attacking threat.

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THIAGO SILVA – 5

Stable without doing anything special which made him one of the best players in the team.

Struggled to motivate teammates and looked a bit exposed when form changed to a back four.

KALIDOU KOULIBALY – 4

Definitely a ball-playing defender… as he’s been caught off guard by speedy Leeds on a number of occasions.

Put on one or two heavy tackles and ended up with a red card late.

RUBEN LOFTUS-CHEEK – 4

Quickly became a regular under Tuchel and tried to use the frame to cause a problem down the flanks.

However, he overplayed the ball several times to hamper the team’s progress in the final third.

Jorginho failed to inspire in central midfield

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Jorginho failed to inspire in central midfieldCredit: Getty

JORGINHO – 3

Chelsea’s longest-serving midfielder with N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic out.

But failed to ramp up as the Blues suffered from a lack of leadership in the heart of the team.

CONOR GALLAGHER – 4

Rewarded for his development with Chelsea’s first ever start, but the opportunity was too great.

Struggled to retain possession and would be better suited to a more advanced role.

MARC CUCURELLA – 5

It takes work to stay in shape. Ben Chilwell has been benched for two straight games.

I tried to make an impact at both ends of the pitch, but quality touch was sorely lacking.

MASON FRAME – 4

Had a decent shot early on but struggled to establish himself as the game progressed.

A few more clinical decisions could have resulted in a goal and perhaps need to be tried in a new role.

Kai Havertz was anonymous up front for the Blues

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Kai Havertz was anonymous up front for the BluesCredit: Reuters

KAI HAVERTZ – 3

Must prove he is worthy of becoming Chelsea’s main striker.

Disappears when you need it most and no one is able to find their best position yet.

RAHEEM STERLING – 5

An unnecessary foul gave Leeds a free-kick which went directly to the second goal.

But produced decent dribbling and was Chelsea’s only real threat with the ball at his feet.

UNDER

Christian Pulisic (for Gallagher, 64′) – 4

Absolutely no impact in his 26 minutes on the pitch.

Hakim Ziyech (for Jorginho, 64′) – 4

Like Pulisic, would have barely known he was playing.

Ben Chilwell (for Mount, 77′) – N/A

Cesar Azpilicueta (for Sterling, 86′) – N/A