Leeds fans lament Lewis Cook exit as he inspires Chelsea battering

Leeds fans celebrate their team's victory during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on November 29, 2014 in Leeds, England.

Lewis Cook was superb as Bournemouth stunned Premier League champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, if only Leeds United hadn't sold him.

Lewis Cook of Leeds United and Etienne Capoue of Watford compete for the ball during the Emirates FA Cup fifth round match  between Watford and Leeds United at Vicarage Road on February 20,...

Lewis Cook has not had too many opportunities at Bournemouth to show the talent that had some Leeds United fans tipping him for a starring role in future England sides.

The 20-year-old missed almost the entirety of his debut season with injury after that £6 million move from Elland Road in the summer of 2016, as reported by the Mail. But he is now starting to find his feet under Eddie Howe and saved his best performance in a Bournemouth shirt for a daunting trip to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

Lewis Cook of AFC Bournemouth runs with the ball under pressure from Tiemoue Bakayoko of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and AFC Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on...

We can probably close the upset of the season poll. Chelsea 0-3 Bournemouth is not a scoreline anyone expected to see this week, especially with the Cherries struggling for form and goals throughout the season.

But the fact that Bournemouth pulled off arguably the greatest result in their history is thanks in part to a superb midfield performance by the instrumental Cook.

Up against Ross Barkley and Tiemoue Bakayoko, Cook dominated the centre of the park. Even the omnipresent N’Golo Kante looked somewhat human in the presence of the England Under-20 World Cup winning captain.

Junior Stanislas of AFC Bournemouth celebrates after scoring his sides second goal with Lewis Cook of AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Chelsea and AFC Bournemouth at...

No wonder Leeds fans are feeling a little brittle this morning, after Cardiff City paid Bolton the same fee for Gary Madine that Bournemouth splashed out bringing Cook to the Vitality Stadium.

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