Chelsea vs Leeds United
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 5 December 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge.
The Blues are currently one of the best teams in the competition. Especially after the arrival of Edouard Mendy, the squad has transformed themselves into one of the best defensive units in the whole English top flight.
As of now, they are placed third in the table, and are lagging by a total of just two points behind toppers Tottenham. In addition, Frank Lampard’s men have scored the most number of goals so far in the league, and only the Spurs have conceded fewer goals than them in the whole tournament.
Meanwhile, the Peacocks are a formidable opponent, and despite being a newcomer (first top-flight appearance in 16 years), they have not been entirely a fish out of water.
Still, the Blues are former champions of the competition, and are determined to bring back their glory days. Moreover, with one of the best transfer windows of all teams in the off season, they have elevated themselves to become a supreme collection of exciting talents.
Expect Chelsea to dominate proceedings this weekend at the Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea vs Leeds: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter saw Lampard’s men recording a 1-5 win on the road, in the EFL Cup.
- They have won three of the former four clashes against this opponent.
- They are on an unbeaten run of 18 years.
- At home, they are on a winning run since 2002, and the last they lost such a game was back in 1999.
- They also kept clean sheets in five of the preceding eight fixtures at home.
Chelsea vs Leeds: Prediction
The Blues recorded a 0-0 draw at home the last match-day, against Tottenham (toppers). In the meantime, Marcelo Bielsa’s men registered a 0-1 win on the road against Everton.
Going on, Lampard’s men are on a 14-game unbeaten run, and had won six of their former seven fixtures as well. They had also kept clean sheets in eight of their preceding eleven match-ups, and scored two or more goals in six of their former seven games.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in four of their last six fixtures, and they had lost two of their past five match-ups on the road.
In addition, the Blues are on a winning run at home in h2h encounters since 2002, and were champions of this same competition back in 2016-17. Meanwhile, the Peacocks have been promoted to the top flight for the first time since 2004.
By all means, expect Chelsea to have the edge this weekend, and to score at least twice against Bielsa’s men, who had conceded four or more goals in two of their former four fixtures.
Chelsea vs Leeds: Betting Tips
To Win: Chelsea @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Chelsea @ 1.44 (4/9).