Friday, January 15, 2021

Prediction: Chelsea vs Leeds United

Prediction: Chelsea to win 2-1

Best Odds: 13/2

Bookmaker: Betfair

Chelsea and Leeds United will lock horns with each other at Stamford Bridge in London in the Premier League this weekend.The match is slated to kick off at 8pm UK time on Saturday.

Chelsea

Chelsea are doing well in the Premier League at the moment and are genuine challengers for the league title this season. Frank Lampard’s side are third in the league table at the moment with 19 points from 10 matches, just two points behind Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, who are first and second respectively in the standings on 21 points.

The Blues will head into the match against Leeds on the back of a 4-0 hammering of Sevilla away from home in Spain in the Champions League. Chelsea played out a goalless draw with Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League last weekend.

Team teams:

Ben Chilwell suffered an ankle injury against Tottenham last weekend, but the England international left-back was part of the squad against Sevilla and should start against Leeds.

Leeds United

Leeds United suffered back-to-back 4-1 defeats to Crystal Palace and Leicester City before the two-week international break and looked to be struggling defensively. However, Marcelo Bielsa’s side have kept clean sheets in their last two league games and appear to be back in form.

The West Yorkshire outfit will head into the match against Everton on the back of a 1-0 victory over Everton away from home at Goodison Park in the league. The Whites are 12th in the Premier League table at the moment with 14 points from 10 matches,

Team news:

Diego Llorente has recovered from his groin injury and is fit to play against Chelsea.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Chelsea have scored 22 goals in 10 Premier League matches.
  • Leeds United have scored 15 goals in 10 Premier League games.
  • Chelsea have conceded 10 goals in 10 Premier League games.
  • Leeds United have conceded 17 goals in 10 Premier League games.
  • Frank Lampard has managed against Leeds when he was in charge of Derby County.

Conclusion

Although Leeds will give Chelsea a run for their money and are likely to score, Lampard does have the better team and should bag all three points from the encounter.

Prediction: Chelsea to win 2-1

Best Odds: 13/2

Bookmaker: Betfair

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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