The key quotes from Marcelo Bielsa after Leeds United's defeat to Chelsea
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Leeds United fell to another defeat in the Premier League as the Whites went down 3-1 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

Saturday saw Marcelo Bielsa's side come up against a side who are forcing their way to the top of league, and after the game Bielsa reflected on a second defeat in five against a team managed by Frank Lampard.

  • On the game

The Argentine got his analysis correct when he reflected on a bad day at the office for his side in London: "I thought that the result was fair.

What we lacked was that we failed to recover the ball in the initial phase of the game when Chelsea played out from the back." 

Bielsa also acknowledged the fact that Leeds didn't defend well from set-pieces in this game saying: "Yes, it is how you say, we failed to neutralise them in this aspect and in the end it was (an) important factor."

  • On Koch and Llorente

Leeds United lost defender Robin Koch through injury after just nine minutes into the encounter which forced Diego Llorente into making his debut against Chelsea.

There had been some rumours that Koch was an injury doubt ahead of the game at Stamford Bridge last night, however, Bielsa confirmed that wasn't the case saying: "No he was injured during the game."

With Koch coming off during the early stages the United fans saw their first glimpse of Llorente, who joined from Real Sociedad in September and Bielsa had his say on his performance.

"It was a game that was difficult to defend given the quality of the opponents' forwards." The Argentine explained.

  • The difference between Poveda and Harrison

The United boss spoke about what he believes winger Ian Carlo Poveda can bring that fellow winger Jack Harrison can't to the Leeds performances and attacking third.

"Between the two players it's that Poveda is more of a dribbler who asks for the ball to feet. Whereas Jack is more direct and asks for the ball in behind." he said.

  • On Chilwell's challenge on Poveda, could Leeds have a penalty

Bielsa was asked about the challenge from Chelsea and England defender Ben Chilwell on Poveda, with the Whites winger staying on his feet and firing an effort towards goal, with some people saying if he goes down it would have been a penalty for the Whites.

However, the Argentine said that "I can't give you an opinion on this because I didn't see the tackle with clarity."

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