Leeds United play Chelsea in the Premier League 2022-23 at Elland Road in Leeds on Sunday, August 21. The match will start at 6:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
The hosts, Leeds United, beat Wolves 2-1 in the first match of the new Premier League season and followed it up with a 2-2 draw against Southampton. Rodrigo got on the scoresheet in both matches for the Peacocks. Leeds United finished 17th in the Premier League last season and escaped relegation by three points.
The 2020-21 UEFA Champions League winners, Chelsea, finished third in the Premier League last season with 74 points. The Blues began this season with a narrow victory at Everton before Tottenham held them to a 2-2 draw in the London Derby at Stamford Bridge last time out. Chelsea have strengthened their team in the summer by the acquisitions of Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly.
Leeds United vs Chelsea Premier League 2022-23 odds
Parimatch odds: Leeds United: 5.70, Chelsea: 1.57, Draw: 4.50
Betwinner odds: Leeds United: 5.70, Chelsea: 1.54, Draw: 4.32
Betway odds: Leeds United: 5.75, Chelsea: 1.55, Draw: 4.33
10CRIC odds: Leeds United: 5.64, Chelsea: 1.57, Draw: 4.41
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Leeds United vs Chelsea head-to-head
Leeds United and Chelsea have faced each other 19 times in the Premier League. Chelsea have won eight matches while Leeds United have won four; seven matches have ended drawn.
Last season in the Premier League against Leeds United, Chelsea won 3-2 at Stamford Bridge in December 2021 and sealed a 3-0 victory at Elland Road in May 2022. Mason Mount was on the scoresheet for the Blues in both matches.
The hosts last beat the Blues in this tournament back in 2002 with a 2-0 win at Elland Road.
Leeds United vs Chelsea Premier League 2022-23 squads
Leeds United: Illan Meslier (goalkeeper), Kristoffer Klaesson (goalkeeper), Joel Robles (goalkeeper), Diego Llorente, Robin Koch, Pascal Struijk, Liam Cooper (captain), Junior Firpo, Leo Fuhr Hjelde, Luke Ayling, Rasmus Kristensen, Stuart Dallas, Cody Drameh, Tyler Adams, Marc Roca, Mateusz Klich, Adam Forshaw, Darko Gyabi, Brenden Aaronson, Mateusz Bogusz, Luis Sinisterra, Jack Harrison, Daniel James, Ian Poveda, Crysencio Summerville, Rodrigo, Patrick Bamford, Joe Gelhardt, Sam Greenwood.
Chelsea: Edouard Mendy (goalkeeper), Kepa Arrizabalaga (goalkeeper), Marcus Bettinelli (goalkeeper), Kalidou Koulibaly, Trevoh Chalobah, Ethan Ampadu, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, Marc Cucurella, Emerson, Marcos Alonso, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta (captain), Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Conor Gallagher, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ross Barkley, Billy Gilmour, Carney Chukwuemeka, Kenedy, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, Raheem Sterling, Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Armando Broja, Michy Batshuayi.
Leeds United vs Chelsea probable starting lineups
Leeds United: Illan Meslier (goalkeeper); Rasmus Kristensen, Robin Koch, Diego Llorente, Pascal Struijk (captain); Marc Roca, Tyler Adams; Daniel James, Brenden Aaronson, Jack Harrison; Rodrigo.
Chelsea: Edouard Mendy (goalkeeper); Cesar Azpilicueta (captain), Thiago Silva, Kalidou Koulibaly; Reece James, Conor Gallagher, Jorginho, Marc Cucurella; Kai Havertz, Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount.
Leeds United vs Chelsea Premier League 2022-23 combined fantasy XI
Illan Meslier (goalkeeper); Rasmus Kristensen, Thiago Silva, Kalidou Koulibaly; Reece James, Jack Harrison, Jorginho, Marc Cucurella; Rodrigo, Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount (captain).
Leeds United top picks and players to watch vs Chelsea Premier League 2022-23
Jack Harrison: The English winger has assisted a goal each in Leeds United’s first two Premier League matches this season. Harrison scored eight goals and made one assist in the league last season. The 25-year-old’s pace and crossing ability make him a dangerous proposition to Chelsea in this match.
Rodrigo: The 31-year-old striker has scored three of the club’s four Premier League goals this season. Rodrigo is a versatile player and can also play as a midfielder or a winger. He made seven goal contributions in the 2021-22 season for Leeds United.
Chelsea top picks and players to watch vs Leeds United Premier League 2022-23
Mason Mount: The attacking midfielder had a productive 2021-22 season in the Premier League with 11 goals and 10 assists. He averaged 1.8 key passes last season and has begun the new season in a similar vein with his playmaking abilities. Mount scored in both matches against Leeds United last season.
Jorginho: The 30-year-old Italian defensive midfielder is the club’s primary set-piece taker. Jorginho has also scored a penalty in the opening match of this season adding to the six penalties he dispatched in the Premier League in 2021-22.
Leeds United vs Chelsea Premier League 2022-23 prediction
Leeds United have struggled against Chelsea since their Premier League return in 2020. They have lost thrice in four matches against the Blues and are underdogs once again in this match.
Chelsea have been the superior side in this head-to-head in the Premier League era. The Blues did the double over Leeds United in the 2021-22 season and are tipped to win their second match in three months at Elland Road.