Chelsea vs Leeds: Line-up, EPL prediction and result

Will Bielsea be left with the Blues after Stamford Bridge clash in one of this weekend’s key English Premier League fixtures?

Latest EPL standings as well as fixtures and results are found below the predictions.

Chelsea and Leeds bring Saturday’s English Premier League action to a climax under the lights at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues come into the weekend third in the EPL table, two points off the top and in with a sniff of usurping rivals Tottenham at the summit.

Frank Lampard’s side were held to a draw by Spurs and their ex-boss Jose Mourinho last time out, curtailing a sequence of three straight victories.

Olivier Giroud thrust himself into contention for a starting berth up front with his four-goal haul in the Uefa Champions League in midweek.

The French international was one of a bundle of changes for the trip to Seville, leaving Lampard’s squad fit, fresh and with a clean bill of health for the visit of the Yorkshire side.

Leeds sit 12th ahead of their trip to the capital, albeit just five points adrift of their hosts.

Last Saturday’s impressive win at Everton brought an end to three games without success for Marcelo Bielsa’s men, who had been sliding down the standings following their promotion from the Championship last season.

Jack Harrison is a doubt after coming off at Goodison Park, with Jamie Shackleton, Diego Llorente and Pablo Hernandez all nearing their returns following injury.

Kalvin Phillips is fit following his comeback, with the England international primed to start at the Bridge.

Chelsea vs Leeds: Prediction

Prediction methodology explainedThe expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.

Chelsea vs Leeds: EPL starting XI prediction

Probable Chelsea Starting XI: Edouard Mendy, Reece James, Kurt Zouma, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount, Hakim Ziyech, Olivier Giroud, Timo Werner.

Probable Leeds Starting XI: Illan Meslier, Luke Ayling, Robin Koch, Liam Cooper, Stuart Dallas, Raphinha, Mateusz Klich, Kalvin Phillips, Ezgjan Alioski, Rodrigo, Patrick Bamford.

All EPL fixtures and results for this weekend

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