Chelsea vs Leeds Prediction | Premier League | 04/03/2023

Chelsea vs Leeds Prediction | Premier League | 04/03/2023


Graham Potter continues to cling on to his position at Chelsea despite another week without a win or a goal. A miserable 2-0 defeat at Tottenham last time out was made even worse by losing star defender Thiago Silva to injury, and rounded off February with the Blues scoring just a single goal throughout the entire month (D2, L3)!

Potter claims he ‘can feel the desire of the players to turn results around’, but that’s unlikely to happen if they can’t solve their goalscoring woes as they’ve netted just six times in all competitions since November 6. That’s contributed to a run of six games without victory (D3, L3), and if that run extends here it’ll make history, as a seventh winless outing would be their longest such streak since 1994/95.

Whilst Leeds’ league position might suggest they’re ideal opponents to snap that dire run, the Yorkshire outfit are fighting for their Premier League (PL) lives. Javi Gracia’s men triumphed in a relegation six-pointer against Southampton in their last league game to move them a point clear of the drop zone, but the Spaniard tasted defeat in his second assignment in charge, as Leeds were knocked out of the FA Cup courtesy of a 2-0 defeat to Fulham.

Gracia described his side ‘unlucky’ in that defeat but there’s little time to dwell, as he attempts to guide Leeds to just a second PL away win of the season (W1, D3, L8). The Whites have the joint-lowest points tally on the road, but that one travelling league victory did come against Liverpool, so they’re unlikely to be fazed by travelling to ‘big six’ opposition – especially as they’re also the only side to take points away from Manchester United at Old Trafford since October.

Players to watch: If Chelsea are to find the scoring touch, João Félix looks likely to be the man they’ll look to, as he averages 2.29 shots on target per 90 minutes, more than any other Blues player. Leeds’ Jack Harrison could be their danger man again, as he scored and assisted in their 3-0 win over Chelsea in this season’s reverse fixture.

Hot stat: There hasn’t been a single goal scored in the opening 15 minutes of Chelsea’s PL home games this season.


Prediction: Chelsea (1) vs (0) Leeds

Experts tips: Away Under 2.5 Goals



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