Both Leeds and Chelsea remain unbeaten in the English Premier League after the opening two games, but the Blues are favorites to come on top in Sunday morning’s match. You can live-bet on the Premier League action by using our sportsbook.
Leeds: Impressive Start
Leeds kicked off their season with an impressive 2-1 victory against Wolves. The new U.S. men’s national team sensation, Brenden Aaronson, was the player of the match. He had the second-most touches for Leeds in the attacking third. He carried the ball farther than anyone else on the team. Together with fellow countrymen Tyler Adams, who arrived from RB Leipzig, they will play a great part in Leeds’ season.
Leeds was kept to a 2-2 draw last weekend by Southampton and are unbeaten in their opening two matches, sitting sixth at the start of their first full season under Jesse Marsch. Leeds made a big call to replace Marcelo Bielsa with Marsch last season, but the American manager secured their safety on the final day of the Premier League and they have built on that.
The Whites have been producing fine displays this term despite the fact that the key players Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha left the club in the summer transfer window. We expect them to stick to their attacking style of play. A player to watch is the Spanish forward Rodrigo, who has already scored three goals. He’s leading the top scorers’ chart after two games and we expect him to extend his great goal-scoring run. If you’re betting online, you should start backing him.
The only problem with Leeds is that they are conceding too many goals. Last weekend, they failed to keep a two-goal lead against the Saints, conceding two goals in the last 10 minutes of the game. If they fail to sustain themselves Sunday, the Blues might take advantage.
While a 2-2 draw with Spurs is nothing to be truly upset about, we can all agree that Chelsea was unlucky to drop two points last weekend, conceding the equalizer in the last minute of the match. A VAR controversy and several confrontations between the two managers who were red-carded at the end of the match added a great deal of drama to the London Derby. Manager Thomas Tuchel will miss the trip to Elland Road as Chelsea look to get their second win of the season.
Chelsea looked great and we expect them to continue to improve. Chelsea has scored three goals through the first two match weeks. They are dominating their fixtures but they are struggling to convert their goal opportunities and generate a real threat in the final third. Tuchel is still trying to upgrade his attacking line with a real striker and, according to reports in both Spain and England, Chelsea made a $27m bid for Barcelona’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. With or without him, Chelsea remains one of the top sides in the Premier League and we will continue to include them in our soccer picks and parlays. However, to be a serious contender, they will need a consistent scoring threat from their front three.
Leeds vs Chelsea Head-to-Head
Chelsea has an excellent recent record against Leeds, picking up five wins and a draw from their last six mutual encounters across all competitions. Four of Leeds’ and four of Chelsea’s last six outings in all competitions have produced at least three goals scored. Last season, the Blues managed to win both games against Leeds, scoring three goals in each fixture, and keeping one clean sheet in the process. Each club enters the match with a 1-1-0 record after each side won their opening fixtures while settling for a draw in Matchweek 2.
Leeds vs Chelsea Game Information
- Game: Leeds (1-1-0) vs Chelsea (1-1-0)
- Location: Elland Road (Leeds)
- Day/Time: Sunday, Aug. 21, 9 a.m. ET
- Leeds vs Chelsea Live Stream: fubo.tv
Leeds vs Chelsea Betting Lines
|Leeds United||+1 -105||+500||2½-140o||½-170o
|Chelsea FC||-1 -115||-185||2½+120u||1½-175o
Leeds vs Chelsea Predictions
The Blues enter this clash as heavy favorites at -185 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at 2½.
Tuchel has done a strong job of improving Chelsea’s performance from Matchweek 1 to Matchweek 2. We expect them to continue their possession-focused attack against the Whites and return home with the three points. They look great as a group, are fully packed with world-class players all over the pitch and will score at least twice on their own. We also expect them to keep Leeds at bay, so for our official pick we’re combining the moneyline and the goals market.