Match Today: Chelsea vs Leeds United 21-08-2022 in the English Premier League
Leeds United and Chelsea meet at Island Road on Sunday afternoon, with both teams unbeaten in their opening Premier League matches. However, Yorkshire and West London clubs were guilty of giving up the lead in their final games, which will provide additional motivation ahead of the clash. At the end of the week. While coach Thomas Tuchel was quick to praise his team's performance against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, the German left the con by more obvious opportunities missed by his team.
Chelsea vs Leeds United
The Blues didn't necessarily create many chances, but they had enough to put the game to bed ahead of Harry Kane's last-gasp goal in controversial circumstances. Tuchel's heated talks with Antonio Conte dominated post-match conversations, with the pair now having to spend a game away from The dugout is the result of their red cards. However, Tuchel and his players should be relatively satisfied with their start to the campaign, especially as they continue to face a difficult start to the season.
From Leeds' perspective, Jesse Marsh will have mixed feelings ahead of this competition after seeing his side give up a two-goal lead away at Southampton. 18 minutes of competition in St. Mary's.
However, as with Chelsea, Marsh and Leeds should be happy with their start after narrowly escaping relegation to the Championship in 2021-22. The ambitions are much greater this time around with Marsh making some smart additions, although he will be keen to make Patrick Bamford organized a series of matches on the pitch rather than on the sidelines. However, Rodrigo Moreno took his chance again last weekend, and the Spaniard scored two goals after the break to lead him to three goals from just 155 minutes on the field.
Leeds United vs Chelsea
Meanwhile, Bamford has suggested he will miss this match with a minor groin injury, although the striker has hinted he could be back before the end of the month. Daniel James, who was sent off in a similar match last season, is likely to replace him in attack, and that could be the only change for Leeds XI.
N'Golo Kante is expected to miss several weeks after picking up a hamstring injury against Tottenham. With Mateo Kovacic likely to remain off the field with a knee problem, Ruben Loftus-Cheek or Conor Gallagher will be involved in Chelsea's midfield. Cesar Azpilicueta can go all three at the back to allow James to return to full-back, but Kai Havertz should hold his place in attack with Armando Broja missing from the match due to a minor fitness issue.