Leeds got off to a terrible start in their crucial Premier League clash against Chelsea – and the fact Mason Mount scored the early goal may sting that bit more.

The England star’s beautiful curling effort put the Blues in front at Elland Road in the fourth minute.

Mount gave Chelsea a dream start at Elland Road

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Mount gave Chelsea a dream start at Elland Road

He had some fun with his celebration too

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He had some fun with his celebration too

Mount certainly enjoyed the celebration as he had a little dig at the Leeds faithful, cupping his ears at a section of the crowd.

The celebration may have been a salute to Derby County, where Mount was on loan for the 2018/19 season, who have a rivalry with Leeds.

The rivalry reached boiling point while Mount was at Derby when Marcelo Bielsa admitted to sending a member of staff to watch the Rams train ahead of a match between the two sides in January 2019 – the incident was later dubbed the ‘Spygate scandal’.

This is a crucial clash for Leeds, who need a result to climb out of the relegation zone.

Their task of getting level was made all the more difficult as they were later reduced to ten men with Dan James receiving a straight red card for a high challenge on Mateo Kovacic.

Kovavic hobbled off the pitch shortly after the challenge. The Croatian midfielder was replaced by Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

James can have absolutely no complaints about receiving a red

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James can have absolutely no complaints about receiving a red

But Leeds can be thankful they haven’t found themselves more goals behind with Romelu Lukaku heading a Reece James squad.

Meanwhile, Whites goalkeeper Illan Meslier did incredibly well to deny Christian Pulisic from point blanks range.

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