CHE vs LU Dream11 Team Prediction: Chelsea will be looking to potentially occupy the top spot in the Premier League by beating Leeds United at Stamford Bridge. The Londoners have been having an excellent time and have been unbeaten in their last 15 games with 9 wins so far. They are 3rd in the Premier League, just 2 points off leaders, Tottenham Hotspur, and second-placed Liverpool. They are coming into this game on the back of an impressive 4-0 win over Sevilla with an excellent display from Olivier Giroud. Leeds too have had a great 1-0 win over Everton and a 0-0 draw against Arsenal which they will feel like they should have won. They find themselves in 12th place, just 4 points off the Champions League spots. Leeds haven’t been very convincing of late and will not mind another scrapped result against a side like Chelsea. Taking points against one of the top sides will be a challenge for Marcelo Bielsa and it will be interesting to see how they approach this game.
Chelsea vs Leeds United, Premier League
6 December, 1:30 am (IST)
Stamford Bridge, London
Chelsea – WWWDW
Leeds United – WLLDW
Head-to-head (last five meetings): Over the last 5 fixtures, Chelsea has won 5, Leeds winning 1 and 1 draw being played out.
Last meeting: Leeds United 1-5 Chelsea (League Cup, 19th December 2012)
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A) Chelsea Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Frank Lampard has no injuries and has a full squad to choose from for the CHE vs LU Dream 11 Prediction.
Expected changes: Olivier Giroud scored an impressive 4 goals to power Chelsea to a 4-0 win over Sevilla and should have secured his spot in this side with Tammy Abraham making way. Giroud should find Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech on either side on him, up-front. Reece James, Kurt Zouma, Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell should keep their place in the backline ahead of Edouard Mendy. Mason Mount should lead the midfield with N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic operating from a slightly deeper role. Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic were impressive against Sevilla but should be rested for their game against Krasnodar.
Chelsea Starting XI (probable):
Edouard Mendy (GK)
B) Leeds United Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Adam Forshaw, Gaetano Berardi, Jamie Shackleton and Pablo Hernandez are all unavailable with injuries and will not feature in this game.
Doubtful: Diego Llorente has a groin injury and faces a late fitness test to see if he will make it for the game against Chelsea.
Expected changes: Marcelo Bielsa is unlikely to toggle with a side that just beat Everton last weekend. Illan Meslier will start in goal, behind Luke Ayling, Robin Koch, Liam Cooper and Stuart Dallas. Kalvin Phillips should start in his defensive midfield position behind a 4-man midfield of Raphinha, Mateusz Klich, Jack Harrison and Ezgjan Alioski. Patrick Bamford has been in amazing form this season and will continue to spearhead the attack.
Leeds Starting XI (probable):
Illan Meslier (GK)
CHE vs LU Today Match Prediction: Chelsea will be looking to challenge Liverpool and Spurs in second and first place respectively with a win against Leeds for the CHE vs LU Today Match Prediction. The bookies have acknowledged their dominance with odds of 4/9 placed by both SkyBet and 888Sport on a win for the Blues. Leeds United are poised to win at 21/4 and 27/5 respectively but the Whites have also scored in all of their last 5 away matches and an early goal against Chelsea will definitely dictate the dynamics of the game. But Leeds have also scored just 2 goals in their last 3 games in comparison to Chelsea’s 6.
Captain Options –
Timo Werner – Timo Werner has been a great signing from the Blues with 7 goals and 3 assists in all competitions. He has created 12 goal-scoring chances with a pass accuracy of 81% and 15 successful dribbles. The German striker will be an ever-present threat to the Leeds defence.
Olivier Giroud – Giroud made an excellent case for his selection after his 4 goal haul against Sevilla which takes his tally to 5 goals in 3 appearances (1 start) in the Champions League. He will add another dimension to the Chelsea attacking line alongside Werner and Ziyech.
Hakim Ziyech – Ziyech is late to the party due to the injury but has had an excellent impact on the squad. He has 2 goals and 3 assists in just 6 starts this season with 19 goal-scoring chances and an 80% pass accuracy. He has also put in 7 accurate crosses which Giroud will love to get on the end of.
Leeds United –
Patrick Bamford – In the midst of competition from Rodrigo Moreno, Patrick Bamford has done well to keep his spot in the side with 7 goals and an assist in 10 starts in the Premier League. He also has the third-most goals in the League with alongside the likes of Heung-Min Son, Mohamed Salah, Harry Kane and Bruno Fernandes.
Jack Harrison – Playing in a 4-man defence, Harrison has been excellent creating 26 goal-scoring chances with 3 assists. He has also completed 14 successful dribbles as well and has put in 10 accurate crosses as well.
Mateusz Klich – Alongside Harrison, Klich too has done well creatively with 21 goal-scoring chances resulting in 2 goals and 3 assists. He has a pass accuracy of 84% with 6 accurate crosses and a shot conversion rate of 50%.
Differential Picks –
Ben Chilwell – The new-signing from Leicester has been loving life in London with 2 goals and 2 assists so far despite playing in defence. He has created 18 goal-scoring chances across all competitions with a pass accuracy of 84% and 12 accurate crosses as well.
Kalvin Phillips – The Englishman has been very influential for his boyhood club, Leeds. He helped them gain promotion to the Premier League and this season has 13 goal-scoring chances with 10 accurate crosses while maintaining a pass accuracy of 86%. He also has 13 successful tackles with 11 interceptions so far.