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Premier League: Tuchel Maintains Unbeaten Run As Chelsea Boss After Draw At Leeds 

Premier League: Tuchel Maintains Unbeaten Run As Chelsea Boss After Draw At Leeds 

Thomas Tuchel continued his unbeaten run as Chelsea boss after they played a goalless draw at Leeds in Saturday’s lunchtime fixture.

The German coach is now unbeaten in all 12 of his games in charge of Chelsea in all competitions, the joint-longest unbeaten start by a manager in the club’s history equalling the record by Felipe Scolari.

Chelsea stay in fourth position on 51 points while Leeds are in 11th on 36 points in the league table.

Chelsea made a bright start with Kai Havertz seeing a poke towards goal almost beating Illan Meslier in goal for Leeds.

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However, 17 seconds later, Leeds had the ball in the net after Patrick Bamford broke clear and rolled the ball to Tyler Roberts to tap in, only to be denied by an offside flag.

A lively start to the contest continued with a freak ricochet hitting Diego Llorente in the midriff and cannoning onto the bar before falling into the hands of the Leeds keeper.

With 15 minutes on the clock, it was Leeds’ turn to hit the woodwork through a Roberts curled which looked to be dropping in, only for the finger tips of Edourd Mendy to deflect the effort onto the bar.

The first chance of the second half fell to Havertz but the German’s fierce drive was pushed over by Meslier. 

Havertz then saw another headed chance, but pressure from Luke Ayling meant the keeper was able to gather.

Mendy was called to action as the Senegalese keeper did really well to palm away Raphinha’s shot on the turn after good work by Roberts and Rodrigo.

The Blues brought on Timo Werner and Reece James after 67 minutes with Pulisic and the Hakim Ziyech making way.

Antonio Rudiger then saw a dipping effort pushed away by Meslier, while Llorente’s shot took a deflection and flew just over.

Rodrigo had a great chance to make the breakthrough but his header from close range was gathered by Mendy.

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