Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Leeds United will be aiming to make amends for a 2-0 loss to West Ham United when they take on Chelsea at Elland Road on Matchday 28. The Whites have been having their ups and downs in the 2020/21 season, and, as a result, they sit in the 11th place in the standings ahead of the visit of Chelsea. All Forshaw, Koch, and Shackleton are likely to miss the game with injuries, while Phillips has overcome his injury. As always, Patrick Bamford is likely to lead the line for the hosts.
The Blues, on the other hand, recorded a routine 2-0 win over Everton on Monday, with Kai Havertz producing his best display of the season. Thomas Tuchel is doing a great job with the Stamford Bridge outfit, and given Leeds’ display in the defeat to David Moyes’ troops, away win should be considered. Thiago Silva is fit, while Abraham is rated doubtful for the match.
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.