Leeds vs Chelsea Prediction: How will the Premier League match be played tonight?

Having scored just one goal in their last three games, Leeds United are in dire need of a hero in front of goal as they return to Elland Road to host Chelsea on Wednesday.

Recent defeats to Man City and Arsenal have left them in the relegation zone with just three games left to play, with Jesse Marsch needing to find more consistency and resilience in his players at both ends of the pitch in a hurry.

Rodrigo could return to the XI and Dan James could be called upon to play on the attack as they search for goals and points to avoid falling behind, while Chelsea could make their lives a little easier if they rotate the team massively ahead of the FA Cup final at the weekend.

Several senior players could be rested to secure them to Wembley, but Romelu Lukaku’s return to goal-scoring form at the weekend poses new problems for Thomas Tuchel to juggle.

Here’s everything you need to know before the game.

When is Leeds vs Chelsea?

The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. BST on Wednesday 11 May at Elland Road.

Where can I watch it?

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How’s the team?

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Leeds’ injury list continues to be long with Tyler Roberts, Patrick Bamford and Stuart Dallas going all out, with Adam Forshaw sidelined again in midfield. Liam Cooper had only just missed the weekend so could return here, but fellow defender Luke Ayling is now suspended following his red card at Arsenal.

Chelsea are without long-term players Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell, while midfielders Jorginho and N’Golo Kante were handled carefully before the FA Cup final. Changes could be made to personnel and formation with that match at Wembley in mind, but Thiago Silva, Kante and Rudiger may all be covered.

Predicted line-up

LEE – Meslier, Struijk, Llorente, Cooper, Firpo, Klich, Phillips, Raphinha, Rodrigo, Harrison, James

CHE – Mendy, Chalobah, Christensen, Sarr, Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Saul, Ziyech, Lukaku, Werner

Possibility

Leeds 9/2

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Chelsea 7/10

Forecast

Jesse Marsch’s side just need to get something out of this game and, buoyed by the home support and given Chelsea’s unbalanced form of late, this is perhaps one game that could take them by surprise. Leeds 2-2 Chelsea.

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