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Chelsea host Leeds United on Saturday and will look to secure their sixth 2020-21 Premier League win and maintain their unbeaten streak in all competitions.
Frank Lampard’s team have not lost since a 2-0 loss to Liverpool on matchday two, but they face tough opponents in Marcelo Bielsa’s team and a win will be seen as another declaration of intent as they seek establish themselves as contenders for the title.
Leeds are looking for their fifth league win since their promotion to the top flight, and given how impressive they have been in some of their matches, not many will bet against them leaving Stamford Bridge with a result.
The Yorkshire squad led Arsenal to a goalless draw before securing a 1-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park last time out, and they will be eager to prove themselves against one of the Premier League heavyweights. who has had the best performances against players like Liverpool. and Manchester City.
Leeds are currently 12th in the league table, five points behind Chelsea, third, and the first Premier League match between Lampard and Bielsa should be intriguing after their historic encounters in the Championship when the former he was the Derby County coach.
Chelsea have all of their players in shape and that should give Lampard a selection headache after some of the fringe players made an impressive change in the midweek Champions League clash against Sevilla.
Leeds could be left without the trio of Jamie Shackleton, Diego Llorente and Pablo Hernández who are on the verge of getting back in shape, while Jack Harrison is also a question after he was substituted in the final stages against Everton.
Chelsea predicted XI
James, Zouma, Thiago, Chilwell
Havertz, Kante, Monte
Ziyech, Giroud, Werner
Leeds predicted XI
Ayling, Koch, Cooper, Dallas
Raphinha, Klich, Phillips and Alioski