Rodney Marsh: Why Chelsea remind me of 'rotters' Leeds United

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The former striker at the same time heaped great praise and took a sly dig at the Leeds teams of the 1970s.

Rodney Marsh is both impressed and unimpressed with current Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Indeed, the former striker feels the Blues are just like the Leeds United teams of the 1970s.

According to Marsh, both sides are/were 'great' but also 'rotters:'

Under Jose Mourinho, of course, Chelsea's teams have always had a certain 'way' about them. It has displeased many but the fact remains it has quite often led to success.

That 'way' has several ingredients: winning, perhaps the odd bit of timewasting, tackling hard (dare we say fouling) and so on and so forth.

Leeds, meanwhile, were famous for exactly the same in the 1970s. Who could forget Brian Clough heading into the job at Elland Road telling the Leeds players their medals counted for nothing because of the way they'd won them?

If, as Marsh says, Chelsea are similar to those Leeds sides of old, that means two things: success - and hatred from rival fans. But neither are anything new for Mourinho and co...

The Blues beat Manchester United 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday evening, while Leeds lost their fifth Championship game in a row against Charlton Athletic.

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