Here is the latest form and team news from Leeds United and Chelsea Football Club:
Leeds United Form and Team News
The Whites find themselves in troubled waters after losing by two goals to one at Arsenal and witnessing fellow strugglers Everton win against Leicester City. They will be more concerned that they have played a game more than Everton, and Chelsea’s visit is not what they hoped for.
Leeds will draw strength from the result of the reverse fixture. Although they lost by three goals to two, an in-form Chelsea side needed a penalty to secure all three points. They have a better chance against a Chelsea side who are laboring to get over the line and have looked out of sorts in recent weeks. They will need all the inspiration they can get from Raphinha, Daniel James, Jack Harrison, and Rodrigo.
Crysencio Summerville, Patrick Bamford, Tyler Roberts, Adam Forshaw, and Stuart Dallas are injured and may not be fit to play when Chelsea visit.
Chelsea Form and Team News
The Blues now have a new owner, and while the leader of the consortium Todd Boehly was in attendance at Stamford Bridge last weekend, Chelsea bottled a two-goal lead as Wolves secured a 2-2 draw in the late stages of the game. They have looked particularly complacent, especially in defensive positions, with all that confidence they began the season with seemingly disappearing into thin air.
With only one win in five matches and Arsenal only one point behind, Chelsea are under pressure to hold on to the third place. They have not lost to Leeds since 2002, over twenty years ago, and will hope to escape this potential banana peel by sheer superior quality alone. Romelu Lukaku scored twice against Wolves and looked to have regained his confidence, which will be important for the team in the coming days.
Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell are still injured, along with the midfield duo of N’golo Kante and Jorginho, and they may miss the trip to Leeds.