Your comprehensive guide to the Chelsea and Leeds United match in the English Premier League 2022/2023

Today, the Matchday 26 of 38 of the English Premier League season begins for the current season 2023/2022, and we highlight specifically the match between Chelsea against Leeds United, which we will show you a comprehensive guide to in the coming lines. 

Match preview

Chelsea will certainly seek to relieve the pressure on Graham Potter and end their six-game winless run when they invite relegation-threatened Leeds United to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday.

Both teams have endured comparable runs of form given that the turn of the year, with the Blues winning just one of their last 9 top-flight matches as well as the Whites picking up optimum points in only one of their last 8.

Complying with a tragic run of simply 3 victories in his last 17 games accountable, Graham Potter reportedly deals with 2 make-or-break fixtures to save his work as Chelsea supervisor, with Saturday's clash versus Leeds complied with three days later by a crucial Champions Organization last-16 second-leg connection with Borussia Dortmund.

Extremely, Manchester City have won a lot more video games involving Chelsea (three) than Chelsea themselves (2) over the last three months, while February was a month to neglect for the West Londoners, that failed to win any one of their five suits across all competitions, with Joao Felix scoring their only goal in a 1-1 draw at West Ham United.

Indeed, objectives have been tough to find by for the Blues this period, scoring simply 6 times in their last 15 video games in all tournaments because November 6, which is the least of any kind of team in England's top-four divisions-- Manchester United, on the other hand, have racked up 50 objectives in the same period with Marcus Rashford netting 18 of those.

After shedding 2-0 to London competitors Tottenham Hotspur last weekend break, Chelsea fans are appropriately shedding their patience as well as the club's lot of money have to reverse swiftly if they desire to maintain their fat chances of safeguarding a top-four area alive. The Blues are languishing in 10th location currently and also 14 points adrift of Spurs in 4th with a game in hand.

Potter will certainly really hope that his side can substantially improve their last home encounter with transfer strugglers, after losing 1-0 to cellar club Southampton two weeks back-- their ninth Premier Organization loss of the season.

Chelsea experienced a disappointing 3-0 defeat away at Leeds back in August before Potter's arrival, yet a run of 5 Premier League home victories in their last six against the Whites bodes well ahead of Saturday's competition.

After making the best begin to his managerial reign with a 1-0 residence gain Southampton last weekend break, Javi Gracia and Leeds were condemned to a 2-0 defeat in the FA Mug fifth round away versus Fulham on Tuesday evening.

Hopes of reaching their very first FA Cup quarter-final for two decades were finished by strikes either side of half time from Joao Palhinha as well as Estate Solomon, and also while a mug run would certainly have been welcomed by the Elland Roadway faithful, Gracia as well as carbon monoxide can now concentrate fully on their quest for Premier Organization survival.

Leeds go into Saturday's experience with Chelsea resting simply one point free from the transfer area in 17th place following their much-needed triumph against Southampton, which ended a 10-game winless run in the Premier League.

The West Yorkshire outfit have actually picked up the joint-fewest factors (6) when traveling in the leading trip up until now this period, with their only win in 12 away organization matches versus Liverpool at Anfield at the end of October.

Nonetheless, Gracia will certainly expensive his possibilities of leading Leeds to success over Chelsea in his 2nd league game in charge having previously directed Watford to a 4-1 success against cry in his 2nd match as head coach of the Hornets in February 2018. The Spaniard is wanting to come to be the first Whites manager to win his opening up 2 organization video games accountable since Terry Venables back in August 2002.

Brenden Aaronson, Rodrigo as well as Jack Harrison were all on the scoresheet when Leeds defeated Chelsea unanswered earlier this period, as well as an additional triumph on Saturday would certainly see them complete the organization fold cry for the first time since the 1991-92 campaign.

Chelsea centre-back Thiago Silva is facing up to 6 weeks on the sidelines after suffering knee tendon damage in the loss at Spurs, while Mason Mount has actually likewise been ruled out with a stomach concern.

The Blues duo will certainly sign up with Armando Broja (knee), Edouard Mendy (finger), Christian Pulisic (knee), N'Golo Kante (upper leg) and also Cesar Azpilicueta (concussion) in the treatment space, although the last 2 specifically are closing in on a return.

Potter has actually verified that Reece James is uncertain with a hamstring problem, so Trevor Chalobah could be handed a start at right-back, while Mateo Kovacic is available to return to the matchday squad after missing out on last weekend's video game with health problem.

Wesley Fofana as well as Kalidou Koulibaly will fight to start at centre-back in the absence of Thiago Silva, while Noni Madueke and Mykhaylo Mudryk will certainly be wanting to change Hakim Ziyech as well as Raheem Sterling on the flanks.

When it comes to Leeds, Rodrigo (ankle), Stuart Dallas (leg) and also Adam Forshaw (groin) are still recuperating from lasting injuries, while Pascal Struijk (blast), Liam Cooper (muscle) as well as Luis Sinisterra (upper leg) are all skeptical and will certainly be assessed ahead of the journey to Stamford Bridge.

Maximilian Wober missed out on the midweek loss at Fulham because of a small shoulder problem, yet the January signing could recoup in time to begin at centre-back alongside Robin Koch, while Luke Ayling and Junior Firpo are set to continue at full-back.

Aaronson, Harrison and Patrick Bamford could all return to the initial XI after beginning on the substitutes' bench last time out, with Marc Roca, Georginio Rutter and Crycensio Summerville possibly giving way as result.

Chelsea feasible starting lineup:
Kepa; Chalobah, W. Fofana, Badiashile, Chilwell; Fernandez, Zakaria; Madueke, Felix, Sterling; Havertz

Leeds United possible beginning schedule:
Meslier; Ayling, Koch, Wober, Firpo; Adams, McKennie; Harrison, Aaronson, Gnonto; Bamford

We say: Chelsea 1-1 Leeds United
Every game will be regarded as a must-win for both Chelsea as well as Leeds, consisting of Saturday's contest, as they bid to end the present campaign on a high and reach their particular targets.

Anticipating a win for either side has actually been difficult over the last couple of months, and also although cry will certainly be taken into consideration as favourites to find out on top at Stamford Bridge, a tight event and a share of the spoils could be on the cards this weekend.

Event details:

NAME: Chelsea - Leeds United
DATE: 4 Mar 2023
TIME: 15:00 UTC
VENUE: Stamford Bridge, London, England

What channels will broadcast the match between Chelsea and Leeds United?

  Astro SuperSport 1 HD
  beIN Sports MENA English 2 HD
  beIN Sports MENA Premium 2 HD
  Eleven Sports 2 Portugal HD
  SuperSport Variety 3 HD
  V Sport Premier League 1 HD