A poor run of results has raised some, albeit slight, concern that: Thomas Tuchel:‘s side might contrive to drop out of the top four altogether this season, with both rivals Arsenal and Tottenham chasing hard.
Should their recent slump continue, Chelsea could face the prospect of entering the post-Roman Abramovich era in the Europa League, with Todd Boehly’s takeover now nearing its conclusion:.
While it would take a lot for both north London sides to overtake them, Tuchel’s team currently sit 11th in the: Premier League:‘s form table after picking up only eight points from the last six games.
Some solace, however, can be taken from the fact that Chelsea tend to play better away from home and travel to a Leeds side battling relegation.
They slipped into the bottom three at the weekend after a: defeat by Arsenal: was compounded by Everton’s latest win at Leicester, leaving them just three matches in which to avoid a costly return to the Championship.
Here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s game …
Date, kick-off time and venue:
Leeds vs Chelsea is scheduled for a 7.30pm BST kick-off time tonight, Wednesday May 11, 2022.
Elland Road: in Leeds will host the match.
Where to watch Leeds vs Chelsea:
TV channel: Tonight’s game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HD, with coverage beginning at 7pm.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app.
LIVE coverage: Get minute-by-minute updates through Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog. James Robson will be providing expert analysis from: Elland Road:.
Leeds vs Chelsea team news:
Leeds head into the game in terrible shape. Already low on numbers after pretty much a season-long injury crisis, Luke Ayling’s ridiculous red card away at Arsenal rules him out for the rest of the campaign.
Patrick Bamford, Tyler Roberts, Adam Forshaw, Crysencio Summerville and Stuart Dallas are already out of action, though captain Liam Cooper should return after missing the games against Arsenal and Manchester City with a knee issue.
For Chelsea, Jorginho has been back in training after missing the Wolves draw while club-record signing Romelu Lukaku is expected to start again after his two goals in front of a watching Boehly at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi are still sidelined, meanwhile.
“We are fighting for Jorgi and we are fighting for N’Golo: [Kante] for tomorrow, but it will be close and I do not know if we make it, ”Tuchel said on Tuesday.
Leeds vs Chelsea prediction:
A win for Chelsea, usually so strong away from home, would put any lingering doubts about dropping out of the top four to bed. While Leeds are fighting for their lives, their lack of defensive options give Tuchel’s attackers a great chance of flourishing.
Chelsea to win, 2-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results:
Leeds wins: 39:
Chelsea wins: 36: