English Premier League: Preview: Chelsea vs. Leeds United – prediction, team news, lineups

2,000 fans will be allowed into Stamford Bridge for the first league meeting between Chelsea and Leeds United on Saturday evening.

The Blues will certainly be favourites, having won seven of their last eight matches across all competitions and not lost inside 90 minutes since September.

Only league leaders Tottenham Hotspur have prevented Chelsea from winning in their eight outings since October 24, and they bounced back from that goalless draw last weekend with a 4-0 win of Sevilla in midweek, Olivier Giroud helping himself to all of the goals in Spain.

With top spot in Group E now secured they will turn their attention to reaching the same heights domestically, with last weekend’s draw at home to Spurs neither enhancing nor undermining their title credentials.

Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Mendy; James, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell; Kovacic, Kante, Mount; Ziyech, Giroud, Werner

Leeds United possible starting lineup:
Meslier; Ayling, Koch, Cooper, Dallas; Raphinha, Klich, Phillips, Alioski; Harrison; Bamford

Here is a full rundown of the fixtures for the 2020-21 EPL season:

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 to 7th Dec. 2020
Aston Villa vs. Newcastle United
Brighton vs. Southampton
Burnley vs. Everton
Chelsea vs. Leeds United
Liverpool vs. Wolverhampton
Manchester City vs. Fulham
Sheffield United vs. Leicester City*
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Arsenal*
West Bromwich Albion vs. Crystal Palace
West Ham United vs. Manchester United