Leeds midfielder Lee Peltier believes they are playing Chelsea at just the right time with the Blues going through what the skipper describes as a "sticky patch".
The two face off in the quarter-final of the Capital One Cup at Elland Road on Wednesday night with the visitors coming off the back of a World Club Championship final defeat to Corinthians and poor league form which has seen them pick up just seven points from a possible 21.
Rafael Benitez's side will also have to battle jet lag after their return flight from Yokohama was delayed, and Peltier said: "They're going through a bit of a sticky patch at present but they've still got world-class players and with those and the manger it's going to be very tough for us no matter what situation they're in."
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