Chelsea vs Leeds confirmed line-ups ahead of Premier League fixture tonight

Tom Kershaw
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Raphinha scored for Leeds (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Raphinha scored for Leeds (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Chelsea face a tricky test against Leeds in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

Frank Lampard’s side have enjoyed a terrific run of form and eased to a brilliant Olivier Giroud-inspired 4-0 victory against Seville during the week, despite a number of first-choice players being rested.

The Blues are just two points adrift of leaders Liverpool and Tottenham heading into the weekend, with 19 points from their 10 games and a title challenge within their sights.

Leeds will be confident of an upset, though, with Marcelo Bielsa’s side riding high after a gritty victory over Everton last weekend, with new signing Raphinha scoring the dramatic late winner.

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Here is everything you need to know:

When is it and what time is kick-off?

The match will begin at 8pm on Saturday 5 December at Stamford Bridge.

How can I watch it online and on TV?

The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event from 7:45pm.

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What is the team news?

Chelsea are set to have a full squad at their disposal, with Ben Chilwell expected to start despite a knock suffered during the week. Olivier Giroud is pushing for a starting spot after scoring four goals against Seville.

The game may come too soon for Diego Llorente, Pablo Hernandez and Jamie Shakleton. Jack Harrison is expected to feature, though, after recovering from a niggle while Adam Forshaw remains out.

Confirmed line-ups

Chelsea XI: Mendy; Chilwell, Silva, Zouma, James; Mount, Kanté, Havertz; Werner, Giroud, Ziyech

Leeds XI: Meslier, Ayling, Koch, Cooper, Dallas, Phillips, Klich, Alioski, Raphinha, Harrison, Bamford

What are the odds?

Chelsea - 1/2

Draw - 18/5

Leeds - 5/1

Prediction

Frank Lampard’s side are currently in a tremendous vein of form, with their defence increasingly hard to breach and confidence only growing as their attack gels and flourished. Although Leeds will provide a very stern test of those credentials, Chelsea could produce yet another impressive performance. Chelsea 3-1 Leeds

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