After a period of early season with not good results, in recent rounds Chelsea is gradually showing their stability, especially in defence with the arrival of Thiago Silva. On the other side of the line, beating Everton at Goodison Park in the previous round, Leeds United continued to show they were not vulnerable to bullying. Marching to Stamford Bridge with bad statistics after 16 years back in the top flight of Foggy Country, marcelo Bielsa is expected to surprise Chelsea.
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Chelsea’s playing at home in the next round of the Premier League 2020/21, their goal will surely be to find a familiar winning feeling after missing out on that with a draw with Tottenham in the last round. The goal was workable as Chelsea only had to host rookie Leeds Utd.
It can be said that Chelsea’s performance is completely overwhelming compared to the rather fledgling and not too high quality squad on the Leeds Utd side. Not to mention chelsea’s performance is also extremely impressive as they have repeatedly won in all competitions in recent years. So if Chelsea play at their own level, three points against Leeds Utd is not a difficult problem.
In their last five games, Chelsea has won four and one draw. Their defence has played steadily with nine goals, while the defence has started to play more steadily as they have conceded only two goals conceded in their past five games and notably three of them have kept clean sheets. Obviously, Chelsea’s rookie players have started to integrate well with the team and manager Frank Lampard is looking forward to this.
On the other side of the line, Leeds United enjoyed a crucial 1-0 win at Everton’s Goodison Park to close out the forgettable previous rounds with consecutive draws or losses. What’s more, that result is enough to keep Leeds United from being dragged to the brink of crisis as they are slowly getting caught and no longer accumuling too many points in recent weeks.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men also know how to make people mention their names when they also pocket 15 goals. Despite being judged under complete muscle but looking at games against Liverpool, Man City, Arsenal or more recently Everton, Leeds Utd fans have reason to hope for a no-fought position against the home side.
Meanwhile, Marcelo Bielsa’s army is not playing so badly that they are 12th in the table with 14 points. It’s a pretty good achievement for a newly promoted rookie, but it’s a long way off and they need to be extremely focused on a top-flight league like the Premier League.
Chelsea (4-3-3): Mendy; James, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell; Havertz, Kante, Mount; Ziyech, Werner, Pulisic
Leeds Utd (4-4-1-1): Meslier; Ayling, Koch, Cooper, Alioski, Phillips, Klich, Raphinha, Dallas, Harrison, Bamford.