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Chelsea player ratings vs Leeds: Super-sub Conor Gallagher bails out disastrous Axel Disasi as Blues snatch FA Cup quarter-final spot

Conor Gallagher fired a late winner for Chelsea as they edged Leeds 3-2 in the FA Cup fifth round at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, setting up a home quarter-final tie with Leicester.

The hosts got off to a woeful start and went behind thanks to a defensive mix-up. The Blues failed to read Leeds' high press, resulting in Axel Disasi's tame pass to Moises Caicedo on the edge of the box. The visitors pounced on it and Mateo Joseph was able to slam home the opening goal.

Caicedo managed to redeem himself shortly afterwards, though, as he combined with Noni Madueke before sending the ball through to Nicolas Jackson, who managed to beat Illan Meslier from a tight angle. Then, late in the half, Mykhailo Mudryk lashed in a second for Chelsea when he got on the end of a well-placed cross from Raheem Sterling.

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Chelsea looked capable of grabbing control of the game, but it was Leeds who came out strongest after the break and took the lead just before the hour mark with another goal from Joseph.

Mauricio Pochettino rang the changes from there, as Gallagher, Ben Chilwell and Cole Palmer came off the bench. It was Gallagher who provided the winning momeny in the 90th minute with a perfect touch and turn from an Enzo Fernandez pass before he found the net.

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