Best Odds: 29/10
The Premier League is back once again this weekend with another full slate of enticing fixtures. A whole host of issues are set to be resolved when it comes to figuring out where exactly every team hopes to end up, both at the top and the bottom of the table. Today, we’re going to take a look at the renewal of an old rivalry in English football as Chelsea and Leeds United clash in what promises to be a lively affair.
What is there to say about this Chelsea team that hasn’t already been said? Graham Potter has been acting like a deer in headlights ever since he took the helm, wondering why he decided to move from Brighton. If he isn’t able to pick up all three points in a game like this, there’s an excellent chance that he’ll be back out there looking for another job by the time we reach Monday morning.
While Azpilicueta and Kovacic are doubtful, the following players have been officially ruled out: Broja, Pulisic, Kante, Mendy and Silva.
With a new manager and a brand new direction, Leeds United seem as if they’re up for the fight between now and May. Their primary objective, of course, is to maintain their place in the Premier League by any means necessary. They have a few quality players who can really make an impact but throughout the core of the squad, we do wonder whether or not it’s as sturdy as it could be.
Struijk and Sinisterra are viewed as fitness doubts whereas Rodrigo, Dallas and Forshaw are confirmed to be on the shelf.
Factors to Consider
- In their last meeting back in August, Leeds beat Chelsea 3-0.
- Chelsea have drawn three and lost three of their last six games.
- Leeds have won one, drawn one and lost three of their last six games.
- Chelsea have scored one goal and conceded five in their last six games.
- Leeds have scored three goals and conceded eight in their last six games.
Stamford Bridge won’t exactly be rocking for this one given the poor run of form that the hosts are in right now, and we can’t say that we blame them. When you piece that together with a Leeds side that is starting to find its feet, we can’t picture a home victory here. Instead, we anticipate a competitive, hard fought 1-1 draw, leaving the boys from the capital heavily contemplating their immediate future.
Best Odds: 29/10
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