What a disappointing result. Right up until the last few minutes we more than matched Leeds. In fact, for long periods we were the better team, with only the width of a post and a flapping Nigel Martyn keeping United in the match.

A bright start saw Chelsea play an attacking pressing formation which put Leeds on the back foot. A pulsating game, which until half-time had flowed freely from end to end, was then spoiled by some terrible refereeing from Steve Dunn who littered the game with yellow cards.

As full-time drew near we were confident we could nick a victory, but the arrival of Robbie Keane swung the match and when Mark Viduka scored the second it was game over.

Finally, a round of applause to Chelsea Football Club for taking the full allocation of away seats in the visitors’ end and the supporters for singing their hearts out, which was in contrast to the rest of Elland Road, which seemed like Highbury in disguise.

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