Leeds United and Chelsea will meet for the first time this season in the Premier League on Sunday at Elland Road. Each club enters the match with a 1-1-0 record after each side won their opening fixtures while settling for a draw in Matchweek 2. The Blues could be without manager Thomas Tuchel, who received a red card after an altercation with Tottenham’s Antonio Conte this past weekend.
Chelsea has scored three goals through the first two match weeks. The first was a penalty kick converted by Jorginho on the road against Everton, with the others coming against Tottenham from defensive standouts Reece James and Kalidou Koulibaly. Tuchel’s side may thrive at controlling possession, but they have struggled to generate threat in the attacking third this season. Chelsea’s offensive struggle will likely continue if they are unable to upgrade their attack with a true nine during the summer transfer window.
On the other hand, Leeds escaped with a narrow victory in Matchweek 1 due to a late own goal by Wolverhampton. The Whites lost the possession battle 40% to 60% during the match, compared to their 58% to 42% edge on Saturday versus Southampton, which ended in a draw. Leeds performed better during the draw than they did in their win, even though the results suggest otherwise. Fading down the stretch cost the Whites three points on the road.
Chelsea looked more comfortable as a group, firing crisp passes to maintain ball control. Even without a proper striker, the Blues’ defensive effort and high-possession approach will be enough to get them three points at Elland road. And while Leeds have an interesting midfield, led by Brenden Aaronson and Jack Harrison, they lack firepower at the front beyond Rodrigo following the loss of Raphinha. If the Spurs struggled mightily against Chelsea’s press, it’s unlikely that the Whites will have an answer.
Leeds United vs Chelsea Game Information
- Date: 08/21/2022
- Time: 09:00 AM ET
- Location: Elland Road, Leeds.
- How to Watch: Leeds United vs Chelsea USA Network
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Leeds United vs Chelsea Betting Lines
Leeds United is +500 according to our Vegas Premier League Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $500. On the other side, Chelsea is -185 according to the Vegas Premier League Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $54.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Leeds United at a 16.67% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Chelsea has 64.91% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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