Leeds appeared to have gained a point when Gelhardt scored with his first touch of the game, but Jorginho’s penalty after a Klich foul on Rudiger clinched the win for the Blues and broke the hearts of the Peacocks’ fans.
The game erupted following that game-winning penalty, which is understandable given both teams’ efforts to win a tremendous game.
Jorginho’s two penalties changed the game in Chelsea’s favor, and the midfielder also earned three fouls, a key pass to cap off a brilliant display that demonstrated his importance to Thomas Tuchel’s team.
With that close victory, Chelsea roared back into title contention, and they remain in third place, only two points behind Manchester City.
Leeds are still in 15th place, but with games against Manchester City, Arsenal, and Liverpool on the road, they’ll be convinced that Gelhardt’s equalizer gave them a golden opportunity to move one point clear of the bottom three, which they failed to seize.