Fascinating trivia about the fierce rivalry between Chelsea and Leeds United


Leeds United will travel to Stamford Bridge for the first time in 16 years for a Premier League game as Marcelo Bielsa’s breathtaking side are all set to lock horns with Frank Lampard’s whip-smart Chelsea.

It has been a long time since both the sides met with their last match being Chelsea’s 5-1 win at Elland Road in the League Cup eight years ago.

For the younger generation who are not aware of the fierce rivalry, there’s a historical tidbit doing the rounds online which should help you grasp the seriousness of a game of football between Chelsea and Leeds United.

Till date, the FA Cup final replay between Chelsea and Leeds United back in 1970 remains the most watched club football match and the fifth most-watched TV broadcast in UK history –

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Dubbed as “the most brutal game in English football”, the FA Cup final replay at Old Trafford gained notoriety for the sheer number of heavy challenges from both the sides.

Check out a documentary on the fierce rivalry between Leeds United and Chelsea below –


By Surjit Patowary

Extremely passionate, detail-oriented when it comes to football. Obsessed with the news. Fact-checking is life!

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