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Leeds boss Warnock concedes: Chelsea were too good for us

Leeds United manager Neil Warnock has conceded that his side were simply not good enough to compete with Chelsea on Wednesday night.

The Whites were soundly beaten 5-1 by Rafael Benitez's Blues in the quarter-final of the Capital One Cup at Elland Road despite leading 1-0 at the break.

Leeds went ahead when Luciano Becchio struck in the 37th minute but second-half goals from Juan Mata, Branislav Ivanovic, Victor Moses, Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres fired the Blues into the semi-finals.

"But to concede as early as that (in the second half) against world-class players you're going to be in trouble," Warnock told Sky Sports 1 after his side led at the break.

"It was such a relief from them to get back into the game.

"Then they took over and were too good for us."

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