Leeds United have an uphill task as they host Chelsea needing a victory to bring them out of the dreaded relegation zone.

Leeds United have an uphill task as they host Chelsea needing a victory to bring them out of the dreaded relegation zone.

Leeds suffered a 2-1 defeat at Arsenal that dropped them down to 18th place with 34 points, level with Burnley.

After this game, there will only be two matchdays left and Jesse Marsch’s side are desperate to snap a three-match winless run.

Chelsea are also on a poor run of form that has seen them drop points in their last 3 games.

Thomas Tuchel’s side remain in third place with 67 points, just one more than Arsenal who are breathing down their necks.

Leeds have now gone 10 games without a clean sheet at Elland Road since shutting out Crystal Palace in November.

Chelsea battled to a 3-2 win against Leeds at Stamford Bridge in the reverse fixture last December.

Play here to make your predictions for this clash.

What time does Leeds vs Chelsea start?

The game kicks off at 9:30pm Kenyan time at Elland Road.

Leeds vs Chelsea team news

Luke Ayling was handed a three-match ban after being sent off against Arsenal and will miss the remainder of the season.

Patrick Bamford is back in training but this game will come too soon for the forward, meaning Joe Gelhardt will start.

Rodrigo and Jack Harrison will also start to support the lone striker up front.

For the visitors, Ngolo Kante will definitely not be risked with the FA Cup final fast approaching.

Reece James and Antonio Rudiger may be rested to give Malang’ Sarr and Andreas Christensen a chance to start.

Mason Mount came off the bench over the weekend and will return to the starting XI, as well as Kai Havertz.

Leeds vs Chelsea head to head

The Blues have won 8 times out for the 15 games played between these two sides, compared to 3 wins for Leeds.

The remaining 4 matches have resulted in a stalemate.

Leeds vs Chelsea current form

Both teams have an identical record coming into the game, winning just once, losing twice and sharing the spoils in two games.

Leeds vs Chelsea prediction

There is loads on the line for the hosts and Chelsea are desperate to retain third place, making this a very tough encounter to call. Another draw could be on the cards.

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