Outdated rivals do battle as soon as once more on Saturday as Leeds welcome Chelsea to Elland Highway for the primary time in almost a decade – dwell on talkSPORT.
The Blues have solely performed on the Yorkshire floor as soon as within the final 18 years and the historic ill-feeling between the 2 golf equipment has cooled over that point.
Nevertheless it ought to nonetheless be an entertaining recreation between two groups identified for his or her high-energy, as Leeds look to cease the rot in opposition to a Chelsea aspect who haven’t misplaced below new supervisor Thomas Tuchel.
Marcelo Bielsa’s males have suffered 4 defeats of their final 5 video games, whereas the Blues have gained eight of their 11 matches below Tuchel, drawing the opposite three.
Leeds vs Chelsea: The way to pay attention
The match will kick off at 12:30pm on Saturday at Elland Highway.
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Leeds vs Chelsea: Workforce information
Leeds will likely be with out Robin Koch (knee), Pascal Struijk (knock), Pablo Hernandez (muscle) and Adam Forshaw (groin).
Tammy Abraham has battled a niggling ankle difficulty since hobbling out of Chelsea’s 2-Zero win over Newcastle at Stamford Bridge on February 15.
The 23-year-old has made 5 appearances since that preliminary drawback, however failed to finish Chelsea coaching on Thursday and can now miss the journey to Leeds.
Brazil defender Thiago Silva has suffered a minor recurrence of his prior thigh drawback, so can even miss out too.
Leeds vs Chelsea: What’s been stated
Leeds boss Bielsa: “Usually traces, our offensive performances are constructive as a result of we create hazard.
“The other occurs within the defensive half.
“All of our particular person gamers from defensive midfielder down have good performances, however regardless of this we concede loads of targets.
“Within the three points I let you know – possession hazard, hazard effectivity and good particular person performances and defensive output – they’re all inside the issues I handle and haven’t been in a position to resolve. Particularly with the topic of receiving so many targets.”
Chelsea boss Tuchel: “Now we have the right measurement of squad. The one factor I’m lacking is the opportunity of 5 substitutes to make use of extra gamers as a result of for a few years it has been a priority of mine.
“That is the one remorse as a result of I’ve gamers I’d usually prefer to reward for his or her effort and perspective, however the measurement of the squad is definitely excellent.”
Leeds vs Chelsea: Match stats and details
- Leeds have misplaced simply considered one of their final 9 Premier League house video games in opposition to Chelsea (W5 D3), with this the primary such assembly since a 1-1 attract December 2003.
- Chelsea want to safe their first league double over Leeds because the 1988-89 marketing campaign within the second tier, whereas the Blues final gained house and away in opposition to Leeds in the identical top-flight season again in 1936-37.
- Of the 48 opponents Chelsea have confronted away from house at the least 15 instances in all competitions, the Blues’ lowest win price is in opposition to Leeds (14% – P49 W7 D14 L28).
- Leeds have misplaced consecutive Premier League video games for the fifth time this season, although they’re but to lose three in a row to this point. They final misplaced three consecutive league video games in November 2017.
- Leeds have conceded a league-high 29 targets within the first half of Premier League video games this season – 4 greater than Chelsea have conceded in complete this time period. Nonetheless, 61% of Chelsea’s league targets this season have come after half-time (27/44), with solely Newcastle and Sheffield United netting the next share within the second half.
- Chelsea have gained 5 of their six away video games in all competitions below Thomas Tuchel to this point (D1), having misplaced 4 of their final 5 below Frank Lampard (W1).
- Chelsea supervisor Thomas Tuchel is unbeaten in his 9 Premier League video games to this point – solely Maurizio Sarri (12) and Frank Clark (11) have had longer runs with out defeat from the beginning of their Premier League careers.