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Chelsea vs. Leeds United: Three Key Players to Haunt the Blues this Weekend


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Manchester City would open the weekend round of matches with an early kick-off against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

But Chelsea would take to the pitch against Marco Bielsa’s Leeds United at home. The Blues are has been in a purple patch at the moment having failed to win in three straight matches.

And after playing out a 3-3 draw against Zenit St. Petersburg they would have their all to do to prevail in this fixture.

Here Isagoal.com reveals three key Leeds United players who can haunt Chelsea in this match.

RapHarry Maguire celebrates a goal with Manchester United team-mateshinha

The Brazilian would be a threat to the Blues antecedent as hostility ensues between Leeds United and host Chelsea.

Thomas Tuchel would be making personal changes to the side especially in the defence. While injury abound in the midfield with Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho not certain to feature in this match.

Raphinha’s flair and eye for goal would afford the visitors much advantage in this match even as he will be saddled with delivery into the box from set-pieces.

Patrick Bamford

The English striker would offer his side a focal point in this match as they get set for the big one at the West London Arena.

His goal scoring quality would come under share scrutiny even as Thomas Tuchel hopes to make it tight for the opposition with a solid defence unit ahead of this tie.

Bamford’s class and keenness to get onto the ball could be key to his side performance away from home.

But it remains to be seen if he can compete at the same level as the experienced Chelsea defender Thiago Silva who’s been outstanding in games of this magnitude many years as a center back.

Kalvin Philips

With Kalvin Philips, Leeds United have a decent player in their ranks ahead of their visit to  Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

He’s got the knack to break up the play of the opponents as we’ve seen in recent games.

He was exceptional for the three lions of England in Europe as he played almost every game of the EURO 2020 held at various venues in the summer.

Keeping the likes of Jordan Henderson and  co on the bench is not an easy feat to achieve whatsoever.

And Chelsea must be wary of the quality he brings to the mix in the course of this Premier League match.

 

This article was updated 1 year ago

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