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Leeds vs Chelsea:  Match Preview, team news and prediction

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Relegation-threatened Leeds hosts Chelsea at Elland Road. Leeds lost a crucial match last weekend against Chelsea 2-1. On the other hand, Chelsea disappointed themselves in front of the new owners. They went 2-0 up from a brace by Romelu Lukaku. However, a dramatic comeback by Wolves saw them losing their lead and eventually settled for a draw.

It was a match to forget for Leeds. They put up a disastrous performance against Arsenal. They got their punishment. Luke Ayling also got a red card after a terrible tackle on Gabriel Martinelli early on in the game. After that it was one way traffic.

Leeds currently sit at the 18th position in the League table with three more games to play. They surely are looking at an exit next season until some miracle happens. Leeds now have gone 10 games without keeping a clean sheet. However, the story for Chelsea is also not too good. Lukaku playing after a long time seemed to have got his confidence back after his brace.

However, Chelsea failed to hold onto their lead as Wolves equalized in quick succession in the closing minutes of the game. Being out of the Champions League, they have now just one title to play for the FA Cup. Moreover, they have been able to secure only one win in their last five Premier League games. Also, the gap between Chelsea and Arsenal is now just only 1 point as they precariously hold onto their third position.

Leeds Premier League form: D W D L L

Chelsea Premier League form: L W D L D

LEEDS VS CHELSEA: TEAM NEWS

Leeds team news

Ayling has been slapped with a three game ban and will miss the rest of the season. Moreover, Stuart Dallas is also out with injury.

However, Patrick Bamford could be fit by next week and return to action before the end of season.

Liam Cooper is fit to play again and could return to centre-back.

Chelsea team news

Jorginho and N’golo Kante should not be risked for this match as they are still recovering.

Ben Chilwell and Calum Hudson Odoi faces the same predicament. Moreover, Marcus Alonso was took off at half-time against Wolves which led to a heated exchange with Tuchel in the dressing room.

Therefore, he should be a question mark.

Malang Sarr and Saul Niguez could be called upon for this match.

OUR PREDICTION

Leeds 0-2 Chelsea

Though, Chelsea could not hold onto the lead last game. They sure would try to win this match unscathed and secure the three points. With the way Leeds is playing they should not be able to pose a threat to Chelsea.

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