Predicted Chelsea XI to face Leeds United in the Premier League
After sealing a knockout berth Chelsea will turn their attention back to the Premier League as they face Leeds United. The Blues are in superb form, winning four of their last five games and packing 4 goals in their last game against Sevilla.
Leeds have only started to regain some form with a win and draw in their last two games. Chelsea will be expected to get through this one easily but Leeds are not a team to be taken lightly.
Chelsea can say that they have a clean bill of health with just Ben Chilwell said to be a minor doubt but he is likely to feature in some capacity. Few changes could be expected from the midweek European game.
Probable Chelsea XI
Edouard Mendy (GK)
Another clean sheet for the custodian and Chelsea will feel assured with Mendy set continue in goal.
Reece James (RB)
Rested for the last one, should return in place of Azpilicueta.
Thiago Silva (CB)
Rotated on a regular basis to manage his workload but is expected to replace Rudiger.
Kurt Zouma (CB)
Zouma has matured a lot this season and keeps his starting spot for the time being.
Ben Chilwell (LB)
A doubt for the last game and did not feature. Should be okay to play this one.
N’Golo Kante (DM)
The diminutive destroyer will be hoping to start against Leeds instead of a substitute appearance.
Matteo Kovacic (CM)
Has been a fantastic operator in midfield this season and will look to continue in the same vein.
Mason Mount (CM)
Of all the academy players, Mount is the only one who is a guaranteed starter at this point.
Hakim Ziyech (RW)
Likely to be given a start after just making an appearance in the dying minutes of the last game.
Timo Werner (ST)
With Lampard hinting that Giroud may not start even after his 4-goal blitz, Werner resumes his centre-forward duties.
Kai Havertz (LW)
Might just be given a start to get back some form after some sub-par showings since his return.