Patrick Bamford names greatest Premier League facet Leeds have confronted to date
Leeds striker Patrick Bamford says Chelsea are ‘most likely the very best staff we’ve performed this yr’ within the wake of the Whites’ 3-1 loss at Stamford Bridge final weekend.
The in-form striker has loved an excellent marketing campaign to date, scoring eight Premier League objectives.
And in these 11 video games, he’s pitted himself towards a number of the top-flight’s greatest groups.
Leeds took on champions Liverpool at Anfield on the opening weekend, Bamford scoring in an entertaining 4-3 loss. They then performed out a 1-1 draw with Manchester Metropolis of their second house sport.
Fourth-placed Leicester thumped them 4-1 at Elland Highway. After which they misplaced 3-1 at Chelsea final Saturday.
Bamford’s early strike gave Marcelo Bielsa’s males the lead at Stamford Bridge. However the Blues roared again with objectives from Olivier Giroud, Kurt Zouma and Christian Pulisic.
Chelsea’s efficiency in that sport left the Leeds No.9 vastly impressed.
Bamford informed The Athletic’s Ornstein & Chapman Podcast: “We nit-pick all the pieces actually. Our bodily stats weren’t unhealthy however Chelsea actually outperformed what they’ve executed the remainder of the season, by way of bodily.
“Then clearly we learn about Chelsea how good they’re. I feel that’s most likely the very best staff we’ve performed this yr.”
Bielsa backs up Bamford opinion
Leeds boss Bielsa additionally admitted Chelsea have been exhausting to deal with. Specifically, World Cup winner N’Golo Kante.
The Whites boss stated: “We did not neutralise them from set-pieces and on the finish it was essential.
“It was troublesome for us to cease them enjoying out from the again with their centre-backs and N’Golo Kante.
“The issue for us was we didn’t handle to take the ball off them in their very own half.”
The bookies don’t fairly agree with Bamford by way of the place the title will go.
Liverpool stay slight favourites at 7/4, simply forward of two/1 Manchester Metropolis.
However Chelsea are revered. They’re 5/1 alongside Premier League leaders Tottenham.
Leeds, at present 14th, now have three house video games of their subsequent 4 matches.
The host West Ham this Friday after which welcome Newcastle subsequent Wednesday.
Then follows a mouthwatering journey to Manchester United earlier than one other house match towards Burnley.
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