Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will head into the game against Leeds this weekend having rested a number of key players versus Sevilla on Wednesday night.
The Blues boss will know he will need his stars to be as fresh as possible when they face Marcelo Bielsa’s side whose intense pressing make them difficult opponents to face either at home or away.
Lampard doesn’t have any fitness concerns heading into the match at Stamford Bridge which is quite remarkable considering the packed fixture schedule.
In contrast, Leeds have six players currently on the treatment table. Pablo Hernandez (muscular), Jack Harrison (leg), Diego Llorente (groin) and Jame Shackleton (muscular) are all doubts. Gaetano Berardi (knee) and Adam Forshaw (hip) are out of contention.
The bookies have made Chelsea the strong favourites with William Hill pricing them at 11/20 odds-on to win. A draw is 7/2 with Sky Bet while a Leeds victory is 11/2 at Bet 365.
Predicted Score – 3-1 to Chelsea