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Premier League
Game 24: Wednesday 30 January 2002

Chelsea 2 - 0 Leeds United
(Half-time: 2 - 0)
Crowd: 40614
Referee: M Halsey (Welwyn Garden City)
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Match Facts
Chelsea Team Leeds United
Carlo Cudicini   Nigel Martyn
Graeme Le Saux   Gary Kelly
John Terry   Jonathan Woodgate Booked - 18 minutes Subbed - 45 minutes
Mario Melchiot   Rio Ferdinand
Marcel Desailly   Dominic Matteo
Booked - 45 minutes Mario Stanic   Seth Johnson Subbed - 38 minutes
Frank Lampard   David Batty
Emmanuel Petit   Lee Bowyer
Goal - 31 minutes Samuele Dalla Bona   Jason Wilcox Booked - 31 minutes
Subbed - 83 minutes Goal - 2 minutes Eidur Gudjohnsen   Robbie Fowler Subbed - 64 minutes
Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink   Mark Viduka
Ed De Goey   Paul Robinson
Albert Ferrer   Ian Harte Sub - 45 minutes
Slavisa Jokanovic   Olivier Dacourt
Sub - 83 minutes Mikael Forsell   Robbie Keane Sub - 38 minutes
Gianfranco Zola   Harry Kewell Sub - 64 minutes
Match Reports
BBC Chelsea beat poor Leeds
The Guardian Blues blow hole in Leeds' title hopes
The Independent Chelsea's finishing exposes Leeds Leeds left feeling black - and blue
Soccernet Blues' title tonic
The Sporting Life Chelsea 2 - 0 Leeds
The Electronic Telegraph Chelsea's punch takes out Leeds lightweights
The Times
(moved to pay-archive)
Leeds unable to bridge title gap as hungry Chelsea join the pack

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Blues blow hole in Leeds' title hopes - David Lacey

Copy from Football Unlimited of 31/01/2002.

Chelsea's feet of clay were less in evidence than the leaden boots worn by Leeds here last night. A revived performance brought Claudio Ranieri's team the win they needed to keep in touch with the leading pack but the mood of David O'Leary's players was distinctly flat.

Perhaps Leeds are suffering from the post-Cardiff blues. Since losing that riot of a third round FA Cup tie at Ninian Park they have taken one point from three Premiership games.

Chelsea managed to restore something of the form which in their previous league fixture had brought them a 5-1 win against West Ham. In between times they had seen their slender first-leg lead in the Worthington Cup semi-finals rudely overturned by a similar score at Tottenham, with West Ham returning here to take them to a replay in the FA Cup, but last night their football was confident, composed and tactically disciplined throughout.

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