Premier League Matchweek 11 | Chelsea vs Leeds: Match preview, Betting tips and Predictions - Chelsea’s date with fiery Leeds
|Timo Werner tries one against Spurs in the premier league. It ended 0-0. (Photo credit: Premierleague.com)|
Chelsea vs Leeds United
Leeds United won away from home last weekend with a remarkable outing at Goodison Park, it was a result that meant they had something to show for their rising reputation after some odd days out.
Chelsea have turned the corner and in fact, they are now genuine title contenders of course except managers want to stay on humility check and avoid pressure.
They may not have beaten Spurs last weekend, but they were the better side and if anyone would win the game, it would be the Blues.
The question anyone would ask today would be around the choice of the Chelsea manager upfront with Olivier Giroud bagging a perfect hattrick with an extra topping from the penalty spot in their 4-0 white wash of Sevilla in the champions league.
Chelsea sealed their place on top of their group with a sensational result away from home but the headline would be about a fringe want-away player who took laws into his own hands.
Tammy Abraham has always been Frank Lampard’s choice to start in the league.
In fairness to the manager and the young lad, he has contributed four goals in his last five starts, a decent return by all standards.
But Giroud’s showing in Europe demands a look in and it would give the manager some headaches, albeit a good one.
Leeds United can make a huge statement this weekend with yet another strong showing at a big side having held City and Arsenal to draws and beat Everton away from home, they rattled the champions on the opening day with Liverpool needing a late penalty to win the day.
Leeds United will not defend against Chelsea, it’s not their style, they like to attack and they will definitely test the Chelsea defense but can they stop Timo Werner and Co from testing Meslier in their goal as well?
Both sides will go for it, this will make this a game to watch and a fixture to relish for the neutrals, with fans touted to return soon, this is a sort of fixture you want to watch from the stands and see first-hand as passion meets desire.
Chelsea won three of the last five against Leeds with a 2-0 win for the visitors, their only win in five coming way back in 2002, before the Peacocks got relegated and two years before the massive takeover of Roman Abramovich.