Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Wednesday’s football game at Elland Road pits together Leeds United and Chelsea, the two sides with entirely different ambitions in the season finale. The Whites are fighting hard to secure the Premier League survival, while the Blues aim to represent England in the Champions League for yet another term. Leeds United suffered yet another dip in form, with the team losing to both Man City and Arsenal, while sharing the spoils with Palace. Given their shaky defence, we do not believe that home win should be considered.
All Dallas, Summerville, Phillips, and Forshaw remain in the recovery room, while the midweek clash comes too early for Patrick Bamford. Luke Ayling misses out through suspension. The capital club, on the other hand, dropped a two-goal advantage in a 2-2 draw with Wolverhampton. Chelsea are eager to cement their spot in top four, and they are surely capable of beating Jesse Marsch’s troops, who struggle at the back. As for the away side, all Hudson-Odoi, Kante, Jorginho, and Chilwell are out of contention through different reasons.
Highlighted Player (Kalvin Phillips):
Kalvin Phillips started his youth career at Wortley Juniors, but he has been playing for Leeds United ever since he joined the Elland Road outfit at the age of 15. The 177-cm-tall midfielder has established himself as a first-team regular at Leeds, but he has yet to make his debut for the England national team.
Born in Leeds on December 2, 1995 Kalvin Phillips is a right-footed footballer whose main position is defensive midfield. However, he is used as a central midfielder as well. The English footballer scored his first ever goal for the Whites in a 2-1 loss to Cardiff City on April 11, 2015.
Kalvin Phillips made his debut for Leeds United against Wolverhampton on April 6, 2015. Nicknamed “Yorkshire Pirlo”, Phillips is known for his sharp passes and long ball distribution. He covers his defensive duties in style as well.
Highlighted Team (Chelsea):
Over the years Chelsea have established themselves as one of the dominant forces in the English Premier League. Roberto Di Matteo helped the team win their first ever Champions League trophy (2011/2012), but it has to be noted that they were more than fortunate to beat Bayern Munich in the title game.
Chelsea have been playing at Stamford Bridge since 1876 and they are a real force to be reckoned with at home. The Blues have won seven FA Cups, five League Cups, two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups and the UEFA Europa League. Rafael Benitez was in charge of the team that faced Benfica in the 2012/2013 Europa League final, with Branislav Ivanovic scoring the winner for the Blues in the title clash.
After lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, the Blues largely struggled in the next campaign, which saw Jose Mourinho’s second spell with the club come to an end, and Antoine Conte went over to take the reigns for the 2016/2017 season.