Chelsea FC have celebrated an important success in the English Premier League after three games without a win.
The Londoners prevailed 3-0 (1-0) at Leeds United and, third in the table, are still on course towards qualifying for the Champions League. Mason Mount (4th minute), Christian Pulisic (55th) and Romelu Lukaku (83rd) scored in the stadium on Elland Road for the Blues coached by Thomas Tuchel.
The hosts, who are in danger of relegation – with former Leipzig coach Jesse Marsch – had to play for more than an hour because Leeds professional Daniel James saw the red card for a foul after 24 minutes. Due to a medical emergency in the audience, the game was interrupted for a few minutes in the first half.
Chelsea, third in the table, have two games to go before the end of the season and are eight points clear of fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who have played one game in hand. Spurs welcome arch-rivals Arsenal, who are currently fourth, in the London derby on Thursday evening. Leeds are now in a relegation zone in 18th.