Thomas Tuchel is yet to taste defeat in nine Premier League games since his appointment, conceding just twice in the process, and will be confident of extending that run this weekend against Marcelo Bielsa.
Leeds have lost seven of their last 10 league games, including five of their last six, as their hopes of an unlikely Europa League spot ever fades. Don’t rule out Bielsa, though.
Date, time and venue
Leeds vs Chelsea is scheduled for a 12.30pm GMT kick-off on Saturday, March 13, 2021.
The match will be held behind closed doors at Elland Road.
How to watch
TV channel: Saturday’s match will be televised on BT Sport.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.
For Leeds, Pascal Struijk, Jamie Shackleton and Pablo Hernandez will hope to overcome their fitness issues, while Robin Koch is due back in training.
Tammy Abraham will be assessed ahead of the game in Thomas Tuchel’s only possible absentee from Chelsea’s matchday squad.
Leeds vs Chelsea predicted lineups
Leeds XI: Meslier; Ayling, Llorente, Cooper, Dallas; Harrison, Klich, Phillips, Rodrigo, Raphinha; Bamford
Chelsea XI: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell; Mount, Werner; Havertz
Prediction: Leeds 1-2 Chelsea
Praise for Marcelo Bielsa’s side has subsided somewhat with just three wins in 2021, though still possess fine forward talent in Patrick Bamford, against his former club, and Raphina.
Their opponents, meanwhile, have only improved in the same period and looking to make it 10 games unbeaten under Thomas Tuchel on Saturday. There should be goals for both but only points for Chelsea. Away win.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
- Leeds wins: 39
- Draws: 29
- Chelsea wins: 35
Betting odds and tips (subject to change)
- Leeds: 7/2
- Draw: 29/10
- Chelsea: 8/11
- Chelsea to win as both teams score: 12/5