Leeds Utd vs Chelsea Preview & Prediction | 2022-23 English Premier League
When is Leeds Utd vs Chelsea on and what time does it start? Leeds Utd vs Chelsea will take place on Sunday 21st August, 2022 – 14:00 (UK)
Where is Leeds Utd vs Chelsea taking place? Leeds Utd vs Chelsea will take place at Elland Road in Leeds, England
Where can I get tickets for Leeds Utd vs Chelsea? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information
What TV channel is Leeds Utd vs Chelsea on in the UK? Leeds Utd vs Chelsea will be televised live on Sky Sports
Where can I stream Leeds Utd vs Chelsea in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Leeds Utd vs Chelsea live via Sky Go
- A Rodrigo double looked to have set Leeds on their way to a second victory last weekend until they were pegged back to a draw by Southampton, but it has generally been a positive start to season for Jesse Marsch’s men.
- A late call will be made on Patrick Bamford’s involvement following last weekend’s injury but, if the Englishman doesn’t make it, in-form Rodrigo could be pushed further up the pitch to occupy the central striker position.
- Chelsea were by far the better side against Spurs last weekend and were within seconds of a well-earned three points, but a Harry Kane goal at the death tied the game and sparked wild scenes from players and managers alike.
- N’Golo Kante will face a spell on the sidelines in what is undoubtedly a blow, so Ruben Loftus-Cheek could shift inside to central midfield, with Conor Gallagher another option available to Thomas Tuchel.
THE TEAM NEWS
PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Meslier; Kristensen, Koch, Llorente, Struijk; Roca, Adams; James, Aaronson, Harrison; Rodrigo
UNAVAILABLE: Ayling (Injured), Dallas (Injured), Firpo (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Cooper (Fitness), Bamford (Injured)
PREDICTED XI (3-4-2-1): Mendy; Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly; James, Gallagher, Jorginho, Cucurella; Mount, Sterling; Havertz
UNAVAILABLE: Alonso (Out of favour), Kante (Injured), Kovacic (Injured), Broja (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Pulisic (Injured)
Given that they were much the better side, Chelsea will feel hard done by that they didn’t take all three points from their high-octane clash with Spurs last week, but you can expect them to take their frustrations out on this Leeds side. The loss of Kante to injury is not ideal for the visitors but they have enough strength in depth to overcome that setback, and although Leeds have made a positive start to the season, they have yet to face a team of Chelsea’s quality. With that in mind, a first defeat of the season for Jesse Marsch’s men beckons
TIP: CHELSEA TO WIN