Leeds United will be hoping to claw back their way to safety when they host Chelsea at Elland Road on Wednesday night.
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The Whites dropped into the relegation zone after their 2-1 defeat at the hands of Arsenal at the weekend.
Although Jesse Marsch’s men are on the same point with Burnley, who are eighteenth on the table; however, the Clarets are above them with superior goal difference.
With just three matches to go, the Elland Road outfit will need every point they can get in order to remain in the top flight.
On the other hand, Chelsea’s bid for a top four finish is being threatened by the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
The Blues who are currently sitting third on the table, got back in contention for the top four after a string of poor performances in their recent matches.
Just last week, the Blues threw away a two-goal lead against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineaux to draw the game, which sees the gap between them, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur reduce to just one and five points respectively.
Thomas Tuchel’s men need to win this match not only for the points but in order to psyche themselves up for the FA Cup final against Liverpool on Saturday.
Leeds United Team News
Several of Leeds United players will be missing through injury with the likes of Crysencio Summerville, Patrick Bamford, Adam Forshaw, Tyler Roberts and Stuart Dallas all confirmed absentees.
Luke Ayling is another absentee for the clash after receiving a red card against Arsenal at the weekend while Liam Cooper could be available for the clash.
Possible Starting XI
Formation (4-2-3-1): Meslier; Shackleton, Llorente, Cooper, Firpo; Klich, Phillips; Raphinha, Rodrigo, Harrison; James.
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Chelsea Team News
Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi continue to remain sidelined through injury, while Marcos Alonso could have played his last game of the season at the weekend after reportedly falling out with Thomas Tuchel at halftime.
Tuchel could opt to rest Jorginho and N’Golo Kante ahead of their final against Liverpool on Saturday.
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Possible Starting XI
Formation (3-4-1-2): Mendy; Christensen, Rudiger, Sarr; Azpilicueta, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Pulisic; Mount; Werner, Lukaku.
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