A fantastic fixture takes place in game week 3 of the Premier League 22/23 season as Leeds take on Chelsea at Elland Road. The two sides will both be happy with the start they’ve made to this year’s campaign, they both sit on four points after just two games and sit in 6th and 7th place in the table.
Antonio Conte‘s side will be gutted it wasn’t a straight two wins after Harry Kane dispatched a last-gasp equaliser to get the draw in dramatic fashion at Stamford Bridge. Similarly, Jesse Marsch’s team will also be frustrated not to have won both matches after they gave up a 2-0 lead to Southampton, with the Saints coming back to rescue a point.
With both sides looking to get back to winning ways – this should be a tasty encounter. So with this, here’s everything you need to know regarding the fixture between Leeds and Chelsea.
Leeds against Chelsea will take place on Sunday 21st August 2022 at Elland Road. The match will kick off at 2:00 PM UK time/BST.
How To Watch
Football fans in England who cannot attend the game will be over the moon to hear that the match will be televised live on Sky Sports. Coverage will start at 1:30 PM BST.
If you want to live stream the Premier League fixture, you can do so via the Sky Sports streaming service or with your NOW TV subscription. A day pass is available for £9.99.
You need an account or a day pass to access the live stream, so ensure you have everything you need before kick-off.
Leeds have injury woes in the form of star striker Patrick Bamford. He hobbled off in the first half last weekend at Southampton and will most likely miss this fixture.
Junior Firpo and Liam Cooper are also in the medical room but should be back towards the end of August – whereas Luke Ayling, Mateusz Bogusz, and Stuart Dallas are all sustaining more long-term injuries.
As for Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel will be without the two key midfielders, Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante, for at least a month. Kante pulled up with a hamstring injury during last Sunday’s derby against Spurs while Kovacic had a flare-up of a knee problem he has been nursing.
Tuchel will also be watching the game from the crowd, as he received a red card in the last fixture which means he’s obtained a touchline ban.
Leeds Predicted XI: Meslier; Kristensen, Koch, Llorente, Struijk; Adams, Roca; James, Aaronson, Harrison; Rodrigo
Chelsea Predicted XI: Mendy; James, Azpilicueta, Silva, Koulibaly, Cucurella; Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Havertz, Sterling, Mount
Head to Head
Last three meetings in all competitions:
- 11th May 2022: Leeds 0 – 3 Chelsea
- 11th December 2021: Chelsea 3 – 2 Leeds
- 13th March 2021: Leeds 0 – 0 Chelsea
The betting markets have Chelsea as their favourites.
- Leeds to win: 19/4
- Draw: 10/3
- Chelsea: 5/9
Another tasty affair awaits Chelsea this weekend as they travel to Leeds United. They’ll be gutted the dropped two points so late on against Spurs – so will most likely come out fighting from the off and we predict a Thomas Tuchel win.
Prediction: Leeds United 1 – 3 Chelsea
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