After the game, goalscorer Giroud reflected on the tough test posed by Marcelo Bielsa’s side and the momentum being put together by a Chelsea team now unbeaten in 90 minutes since mid-September.
‘We conceded early but we wanted to bounce back straight away,’ the striker noted after the final whistle. ‘Leeds are one of the best teams I have faced in a few months, they really impressed me.
‘Physically, they run everywhere so it was hard and it’s a great feeling for us to win. I had the opportunity myself to score again and help the team so I am happy for the squad and the staff.
‘We work hard in training, we have faith in our game plan and we are getting better and better. The confidence is here and we want to keep that.’