Chelsea will clash heads with Leeds United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, hoping to pick up a positive result on their home turf. The visitors will be coming into the match on the back of a 2-0 loss to Fulham in the fifth round of the FA Cup competition, whereas the Blues recorded a 2-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.
Graham Potter will probably opt for the 3-5-2 formation; however, he is expected to make a couple of changes for the upcoming contest as Wesley Fofana looks likely to make his way back into the starting eleven.
3-5-2 Chelsea Predicted Lineup Vs Leeds United
Kepa Arrizabalaga is expected to start between the sticks for the upcoming clash. The Spanish shot-stopper would hope to put up a strong performance and secure a clean sheet on Saturday.
Kalidou Koulibaly is expected to start at the heart of Blues’ backline, whereas Benoit Badiashile will feature at the left centre-back spot. Wesley Fofana will fulfil the right centre-back position.
Enzo Fernandez and Denis Zakaria might fulfil the holding midfield positions, with the former occupying a more central role. The pair would be looking to dominate the midfield proceedings.
Ben Chilwell might start at the left wing-back position, whereas Reece James will fill in on the other flank as the right wing-back. The duo would be expected to stretch Chelsea’s attacks in the opposition half.
Joao Felix might slot in as the attacking midfielder.
Noni Madueke will have to settle for a place on the bench, but he could be brought on in the latter stages of the game if needed.
Kai Havertz and Raheem Sterling will slot into the striker roles. The duo would be determined to find the back of the net when they face off against the Leeds defence that has conceded seven goals in their last five matches across all competitions.
Mykhaylo Mudryk might come on to make a cameo appearance in the second forty-five minutes.