Chelsea is on a mission to make it three Premier League outings in a row when they travel to take on Leeds United this weekend. The side travels to Elland Road this Saturday with kickoff at 3:30 pm.
The Blues recorded a 2-0 win over Everton to move fourth in the table; two points are clear of fifth-placed West Ham United, while Leeds occupy11th spot in England’s top flight.
Leeds has had an impressive season since the start of the season, managing to pick up 35 points from 27 matches occupy the 11th position on the table. The side is currently nine points clear of the relegation zone.
The Whites have 11 wins in the Premier League, which is the same as Arsenal and just one fewer than the Champions Liverpool. However, they suffered 14 losses, which is more than the 18th-placed Fulham.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side is on a poor run of form, having lost four of their last five Premier League outings. It includes their last two recent defeats against Aston Villa and West Ham without scoring.
The best fit for Bielsa is that their side does not suffer any relegation fears, sitting nine points clear of the bottom three. The Capital giants remain unbeaten under Thomas Tuchel’s leadership. The former PSG manager won eight and drew three of his last 11 matches at the helm.
Leeds United vs. Chelsea Head to Head
Both sides have two games against each other, with Chelsea taking home two wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
West Ham 2-0 Leeds United
Leeds 0-1 Aston Villa
Leeds 3-0 Southampton
Wolves 1-0 Leeds
Arsenal 4-2 Leeds
Chelsea 2-0 Everton
Liverpool 0-1 Chelsea
Chelsea 0-0 Manchester United
Atletico Madrid 0-1 Chelsea
Southampton 1-1 Chelsea
Leeds United Team News
Leeds without Adam Forshaw’s services on Saturday, other recent absentees ahead of the clash include Pablo Hernandez and Pascal Struijk. Jamie Shackleton remains unavailable though Kalvin Philips and Rodrigo Moreno boost Bielsa after overcoming their fitness concerns. Robin Koch recovered from a knee problem, but the match comes too soon for him.
Chelsea Team News
Tammy Abraham remains with a slight doubt with an ankle problem, but the visitors are otherwise in excellent shape. We expect several changes from the side that started in Everton, with Mason Mount, Ng’olo Kante, Ben Chilwell, and Antoni Rudiger.
Prediction and Odds
Leeds is more than capable of making it a tough afternoon for Chelsea, despite Bielsa’s side struggling for results.
Goals Over 2.5
Both Teams to Score