Leeds United vs. Chelsea FC pick: Premier League live stream, TV channel, how to watch online, news, time
Leeds United come into Wednesday's clash with Chelsea in the Premier League relegation zone while Thomas Tuchel's men are still looking over their shoulder nervously in the race for UEFA Champions League qualification. Jesse Marsch and his players are without a win in three and have the same number of games to save their topflight status with the Blues the first of a challenging run of fixtures.
Luke Ayling is out for the rest of the season through suspension after his red card vs. Arsenal. Stuart Dallas is also out long-term after breaking his leg. Tyler Roberts, Adam Forshaw and Crysencio Summerville are also out of the picture, but Patrick Bamford could soon return.
Jorginho is out for a few matches while N'Golo Kante is unlikely to be risked ahead of the FA Cup final. Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi are also out while Marcos Alonso came off mid-match vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers. Malang Sarr, Saul Niguez, Andreas Christensen and Trevoh Chalobah could all feature as Thiago Silva might be best kept fit for the final.
With one win from their last five games, the new manager bounce under Marsch has dried up somewhat. Having said that, two defeats were against Manchester City and Arsenal while the Whites drew with Southampton who were their only opponents in the bottom half of the table. Chelsea are arguably their toughest remaining opponents so it could be that anything here is a bonus and that Brighton and Hove Albion as well as Brentford could be more realistic sources of survival points.
With just one win from their last five as well, Tuchel's side have an FA Cup final against Liverpool up next and Leicester City and relegated Watford to come. The takeover process has dragged out and arguably impacted their end of season form but with light at the end of the tunnel, a final flourish to close the campaign could see Champions League soccer secured and perhaps even some additional silverware.
Leeds United kick off a busy five-day period at Elland Road with the visit of Chelsea on Wednesday evening. The Whites are desperate for a result against the Blues as they dropped into the relegation zone after the defeat at Arsenal on Sunday.
Thomas Tuchel will have Saturday’s FA Cup final very much at the forefront of his mind so could opt for a heavily-changed team on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Jesse Marsch has several selection decisions of his own to make with only a couple of players nailed down in the best starting XI for Leeds.
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Chelsea have now gone three games without a win in the Premier League following their 2-2 draw with Wolves on Saturday, and they will look to get back on track with a victory over Leeds United on Wednesday.
But they face a tricky trip to Elland Road, where they’ll be facing a Leeds side who are desperately trying to avoid relegation back to the second tier this season, as they languish down in 18th.
A victory for the Blues would see them open up an eight-point gap over fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur ahead of their North London derby on Thursday, while three points for Leeds would see them climb out of the relegation zone and potentially as high as 16th.
The last meeting between these two sides came in the reverse league fixture back in December, when the Blues overcame their visitors 3-2 at Stamford Bridge.
Raphinha gave Leeds a shock early lead with a 28th minute penalty, but Mason Mount levelled things up just before half-time. Jorginho then scored two penalties of his own in the second half, either side of a Joe Geldhardt equaliser, as the Blues picked up all three points.
There is plenty to play for in this clash between two sides at opposite ends of the Premier League table. Both are without a win in three matches, and desperate to address that for very contrasting reasons.
Third-placed Chelsea are looking to cement their Champions League qualification spot, while 18th-placed Leeds are aiming to preserve their top-flight status.
Our tipster Jones Knows is back to preview a huge midweek of Premier League football and is backing relegation-threatened Leeds to grind out a draw at home to Chelsea.
On Sunday, Leeds dropped into the relegation zone for the first time since October 30. The days of beautiful Bielsa-ball are long gone. It's now time for ugly, win at all costs-ball.
That task might be easier than the odds suggest too with Thomas Tuchel's team preparing for an FA Cup final while also being in a poor run of form. Eight points from their last possible 21 has left them just one point ahead of fourth-placed Arsenal. The Blues still need just four points to secure a Champions League place for next season but they will not be panicking just yet with home matches with Leicester and Watford to come after their Wembley trip.
The markets have set the goal-line at around three which leaves the under 2.5 price around 5/4 a bit too bulky to my eyes. Chelsea are not the free-scoring team of earlier this season. Just under 50 per cent of Chelsea's last 13 games have fallen below the under 2.5 goal line while Leeds will be focused on keeping things ultra-tight at the back in a bid for a result.
Thomas Tuchel hopes that Romelu Lukaku's brace against Wolves can spark the confidence required for the Belgian striker to build upon his peformance for Chelsea.
Lukaku is Chelsea's top scorer this season but with just 14 goals has not set Stamford Bridge alight like many expected when he completed his £97.5 million transfer in August. Until his penalty against Wolves, the former Man United forward had not scored a Premier League goal in 2022.
That was in part down to Kai Havertz securing a starting role, leading the forward line but there was little question that Chelsea played better with the Germany international rather than his teammate. The immediacy and quality of Lukaku's second strike against Jose Sa, seemed to suggest a change in gear for the 28-year-old's form, however, while Tuchel perhaps hinted another start could be in store. Could now be the moment for Lukaku to find his quality?
Chelsea will be looking to get their season back on track when they head to struggling Leeds on Wednesday night. Both sides have looked shaky of late, so are there still twists and turns ahead at both ends of the table? Leeds need some points and Chelsea might have other things on their mind ahead of their game at the weekend. Make sure you know how to watch a Leeds vs Chelsea live stream from anywhere in the world.
Chelsea looked like they had third place all sewn up but one win in their last five games has allowed Arsenal to sneak up behind them, with the Gunners now just a point adrift in fourth. The Blues also have the FA Cup final against Liverpool to think about on Saturday afternoon, but can they afford to rest players against a Leeds side that's fighting for its life?
Leeds haven't beaten Chelsea in nearly 20 years but will need to try and get something here to ease the very real fears of relegation back to the Championship. The Whites are only behind Burnley on goal difference, but with a tough home game against in-form Brighton to come, before finishing the season away at Brentford, every point counts in the battle to avoid the drop.
The match kicks off at 7:30pm BST on Wednesday 11th May at Elland Road. Follow our guide on how to watch a Leeds vs Chelsea live stream online, on TV and on your smartphone, from wherever you are in the world. fdsf fdsfsfsf