Leeds United take on Chelsea of London at Elland Road on Wednesday evening, May 11, in round 33 of the AFL. The home side are fighting for survival and will put up a good fight against a prominent opponent. For full information and all odds for the match, look at 1xbet nigeria.
The home side have not been doing too well this season in the Premier League, picking up just 34 points from 34 games played and sitting 18th in the table, with the same number of points as Burnley. They have scored 39 goals and conceded 74. Until mid-March, the team had an unenviable streak of six defeats in a row, which led to the resignation of Argentinian specialist Marcelo Bielsa. He was replaced by former Leipzig manager Jesse Marsch. Under his leadership, the Peacocks are revitalised and are gradually climbing up the table – there have been 3 wins and 2 draws in the last 7 fixtures.
However, the team lost 2-1 to Arsenal in London last weekend. Despite being sent off in the first half, the underdogs looked decent and even had chances to get back into the game. Brazilian forward Rafinha (10 goals) is the team’s top scorer. The club’s sickbay is full, with striker Patrick Bamford, midfielders Adam Forshaw and Tyler Roberts and defender Stuart Dallas all out injured.
The Aristocrats are among the top three teams in the Premier League this season. Thomas Tuchel’s team have amassed 67 points in 35 games played. They have scored 70 goals and conceded 31. After being relegated from the Champions League, the London side have been concentrating on their domestic championship but the results have not been encouraging for the supporters recently, with only one win in the last 5 games. The Blues beat Wolverhampton 2-2 at Stamford Bridge this weekend, although they were 2-0 up.
Now the battle for the top-four places is decidedly fierce (fifth-placed Tottenham are just 5 points behind), so a defeat is highly undesirable. The top scorers are Belgian Romelu Lukaku and Mason Mount (10 goals each). The injured – left-back Ben Chilwell, midfielders Jorginho and Ngolo Kante are out for the rest of the season.
The teams have already met each other in the first round of the current domestic championship, and that time Chelsea clinched the win in the dying minutes – 3-2.
Leeds United vs Chelsea
“The Peacocks are fighting for every point, and it doesn’t matter which opponent arrives – the fight at the bottom of the table is such that you might even have to count the goal difference. Since Bielsa’s dismissal, the home side have started to play a little brighter, even managing to pick up three wins. The team is not shy about attacking in home games, while regularly conceding themselves. “Chelsea have slowed down in recent times and suffered a few setbacks. This is most likely due to injuries to their leading defensive players. Everything is inclined to a result-oriented shoot-out, so we’ll put our money on goal totals over 2.5.