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Marsch 'gutted' as Leeds in dropzone after Chelsea defeat

Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch had a feeling of "deja vu" after his side conceded early and had a player sent off in the 3-0 defeat by Chelsea which keeps them in the relegation zone with two games to go.

Chelsea led through Mason Mount's fourth-minute strike before Daniel James was shown a straight red card for a dangerous high tackle on Mateo Kovacic.

Christian Pulisic and Romelu Lukaku added to Chelsea's lead as they close in on sealing a Champions League spot.

On Sunday, Leeds conceded twice in the first 10 minutes against Arsenal and had Luke Ayling sent off in a 2-1 defeat.

"I'm gutted. We give up an early goal and go down a man again - deja vu," Marsch told BBC Sport.

"We don't get a chance to stay in the game and see if we can test ourselves and come away with more. We lose another player.

"Two tackles in the last two games that were a little bit crossing the line and hurting the team. I'm not going to blame or finger point any of our players. They've given everything they can. We have to stay within boundaries in not jeopardising ourselves."

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