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Leeds vs Chelsea LIVE: Team news, line-ups and more ahead of Premier League fixture today

Leeds entertain Chelsea in the lunchtime kick-off

Leeds entertain Chelsea in the lunchtime kick-off

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Chelsea travel to Leeds United in the early kick-off in the Premier League looking to bolster their push for a top four finish in order to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

It promises to be an intriguing game at Elland Road with both managers eager to play positive, entertaining football. The German tactician has shuffled his squad nicely since replacing Frank Lampard, but the difficulty in keeping everybody happy has been seen with Christian Pulisic’s lack of involvement, especially from the start, but Tuchel is adamant the United States star remains under consideration: “He is in my plans, he is an important player. I hope he stays patient, all of my players are competitors and want to play every single minute and this is what they show every day, the hunger and desire and this is what Christian shows. In the beginning he was a little unlucky because we knew how much of an impact he could have off the bench and we used this power and strength from him.”

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Leeds vs Chelsea team news

Leeds XI: Meslier, Ayling, Llorente, Struijk, Alioski, Phillips, Raphinha, Roberts, Dallas, Harrison, Bamford

Chelsea XI: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Chilwell, Kante, Jorginho, Mount, Ziyech, Havertz, Pulisic

Jack Rathborn13 March 2021 11:33

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Leeds vs Chelsea team news

Pascal Struijk, Pablo Hernandez and Adam Forshaw are all still unavailable for Leeds, but Jamie Shackleton returns to the set-up following a muscle injury.

Chelsea have no new injury concerns but Tammy Abraham remains sidelined due to an ankle injury.

Jack Rathborn13 March 2021 11:07

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Leeds vs Chelsea prediction

Chelsea’s unbeaten run under Tuchel will definitely be tested by Bielsa’s ever-exciting Leeds side, but you would expect the Blues to come through unscathed. Leeds 0-2 Chelsea.

Jack Rathborn13 March 2021 11:07

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Leeds vs Chelsea predicted line-ups

LEE – Meslier; Ayling, Llorente, Cooper, Dallas; Phillips, Helder Costa, Roberts, Klich, Raphinha; Bamford

CHE – Mendy; James, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma, Alonso; Jorginho, Kovacic, Mount, Werner;Giroud

Jack Rathborn13 March 2021 11:07

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Leeds vs Chelsea: Tuchel backs Pulisic

Thomas Tuchel has spoken about Christian Pulisic’s lack of involvement so far in his time at Stamford Bridge, providing context to the American’s role in his pre-match press conference:


He is in my plans, he is an important player. I hope he stays patient, all of my players are competitors and want to play every single minute and this is what they show every day, the hunger and desire and this is what Christian shows. In the beginning he was a little unlucky because we knew how much of an impact he could have off the bench and we used this power and strength from him.

Jack Rathborn13 March 2021 10:53

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