EPL: Chelsea vs Leeds United




After a surprise defeat at home to West Ham United , Chelsea will have a match that is not too difficult to evaluate at home against Leeds United in the round of 16 of the English Premier League. Moreover, as long as they play properly, the Blues’ ability to win is still great.

With the home team, after impressive matches, Chelsea suddenly lost 2-3 to their underrated team, West Ham United, right away in the previous round. That defeat has dragged the London team from No. 1 to 3rd and is 2 points behind the leader Manchester City. To improve the current ranking, coach Thomas Tuchel’s teachers and students need to forget that sad defeat and get up immediately.

Edouard Mendy had a bad performance when he made a mistake, indirectly causing the home team to lose the match. Before Leeds United, whose strength is not too strong, is an opportunity for the players of the home team at Stamford Bridge to regain the trust of the fans. Remember midfielder Mason Mount is the best player on the Blues side with 5 goals in the Premier League so far.

As for Leeds United, 15th place with 16 points after 15 rounds is an achievement that is not too surprising, even disappointing for the team nicknamed The Whites. Moreover, over the past 1 month, the performance of the away team has somewhat declined when there was only 1 win in the last 5 matches (only official matches). The only victory was against a team that was playing badly like Crystal Palace.

Leeds United’s away record is also quite lackluster when they have not won the last 2 matches away from home (1 draw and 1 loss), because their opponents Tottenham Hotspur or Brighton Hove Albion are not easy to play. In addition, in this landing at Stamford Bridge, The Whites also suffered a significant loss in terms of force when a number of pillars were injured and suspended. With that situation, coach Marcelo Bielsa’s army could hardly avoid a failed outcome.

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