Leeds United predicted lineup vs Chelsea: Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Livestream- Gameweek 16, Premier League 2021/22
After a bitterly disappointing start to the campaign, it is hard to argue that Marcelo Bielsa’s side have been severely hit by the “second season syndrome”. Leeds will hope the return of Patrick Bamford will reinvigorate their campaign and lead them to victory against a recently faltering Chelsea side. On this note, Alley Sport brings you the Leeds United predicted lineup vs Chelsea, Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Livestream from this decisive Gameweek 16 encounter in the Premier League 2021/22 season.
Leeds United vs Chelsea Preview and Livestream
Leeds surprised everyone last season, with their free-flowing all-or-nothing dynamic style of football taking the league by storm and receiving wide acclaim. However, they have found it hard to replicate their superb form this time around and the injury to star striker Patrick Bamford has definitely not helped. With 6 goals to his name, Raphinha has been their only shining light in an otherwise forgettable season. Leeds fans will hope the return of their striker will coincide with an upturn in form and will reignite their push to achieving European football next season.
Engaged in a fierce three-way battle at the top of the league, Chelsea, on the other hand, have enjoyed a brilliant start to the campaign. The return of Romelu Lukaku to the starting eleven will provide a significant boost for the Blues, who will hope the Belgian striker regains his blistering early season form after a lengthy injury lay-off. Despite recent aberrations against Manchester United and West Ham, Thomas Tuchel’s team remain one of the most solid and organized teams in the league and will look to get the job done in comfortable fashion against Leeds this weekend.
Chelsea vs Leeds United kicks off at the Stamford Bridge stadium in London, England on Saturday,11th December 2021 at 03:00 PM GMT. This means that the game will start at 11:00 AM EST and 08:00 AM PST on the next day- 12th December. The fans in India will see the game begin at 08:30 PM IST on Saturday, 11th December.
The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport channels in the United Kingdom, who are the official broadcasters and will be available for live stream on Amazon Prime. The telecasting rights of the Premier League in the USA lies with Peacock and NBC and for fans in India, the PL is broadcasted on the Star Entertainment Network, including the Star Sports Select HD channels, and will be streaming live on Disney+ Hotstar App on iOS and Android.
Leeds United vs Chelsea Team News
The return of Patrick Bamford will be a significant boost for the Lilywhites. However, in a big blow to Leeds, star midfielder Kalvin Phillips picked up a knock and remains doubtful for the trip to London, along with skipper Liam Cooper. Robin Koch remains the only long-term absentee in an otherwise full-strength squad for Marcelo Bielsa to pick from.
Leeds United predicted lineup vs Chelsea
Here’s our Leeds United predicted lineup vs Chelsea
GK: Illan Meslier
CB: Diego Llorente
CB: Luke Ayling
CB: Pascal Struijk
CM: Mateusz Klich
CM: Adam Forshaw
CM: Stuart Dallas
LM: Daniel James
ST: Patrick Bamford
Leeds United vs Chelsea Prediction
According to our Leeds United predicted lineup vs Chelsea, it seems that Leeds might be slowly and steadily getting back to their ways of last season, which will definitely help them make strides up the table. However, Chelsea will be eager to get back to winning ways as well, and will favour themselves against an out of sorts Leeds team and hence we see a comfortable 3-1 win for the home team in this fixture.
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