Leeds welcome Chelsea at Elland Road in the Premier League tonight as they look to save themselves from returning to the Championship.

The Whites are now in the drop zone after they lost to Arsenal on Sunday, and they need to get something from this game.

Luke Ayling’s red card means he will miss the final three matches of the campaign

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Luke Ayling’s red card means he will miss the final three matches of the campaign

However, Chelsea also need the points, considering they are just one clear of Arsenal in fourth and five ahead of Tottenham.

The Blues haven’t secured a place in the Champions League yet and need a win against Jesse Marsch’s side.

Thomas Tuchel’s men have only won two of their last seven league fixtures as they end the season with a whimper.

They also have the FA Cup final on Saturday against Liverpool to think about, so it will be fascinating to see how Tuchel rotates his squad.

Leeds v Chelsea: Date and start time

This Premier League clash will take place on Wednesday, May 11.

The match at Elland Road will kick off at 7:45pm.

Leeds v Chelsea: TV channel and live stream

This tie will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event with coverage starting at 7pm.

Sky Sports customers can live stream this via the app using their mobile, tablet or computer devices.

If not, you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £9.99.

Updates will also be live on talkSPORT throughout the afternoon while talkSPORT.com will be running a live blog for all the action.

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Romelu Lukaku scored a brace at the weekend

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Romelu Lukaku scored a brace at the weekend

Leeds v Chelsea: Team news

Leeds XI: Meslier, Llorente, Struijk, Cooper, Raphinha, Phillips, Koch, Bate, Harrison, James, Rodrigo.

Subs: Klaesson, Firpo, Gelhardt, Hjelde, Cresswell, Greenwood, Klich, Shackleton, Gray.

Chelsea XI: Mendy, Chalobah, Christensen, Rudiger, James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso, Mount, Lukaku, Pulisic.

Subs: Kepa, Silva, Werner, Loftus-Cheek, Barkley, Ziyech, Azpilicueta, Havertz, Sarr.

Jorginho might miss another game for Chelsea

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Jorginho might miss another game for Chelsea

Leeds v Chelsea: What has been said?

Leeds head coach Jesse Marsch: “If you look at the nine games since I came here, there have been some good performances and we’ve picked up points.

“We’ve stuck together, it hasn’t been easy. The situation we’re in means there’s stress and we’re trying to manage it.

“We knew coming into these games against City, Arsenal and Chelsea that it was going to be difficult picking up points. That’s proven to be the case. We still have so much to play for.”

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel: “Every match tells us a different story. That’s why it is a bit hard to put the focus on one thing. It is a bit up and down lately which we don’t like.

“We are on it on different things. For tomorrow we need to be spot on from first to last minute.

“We look a bit drained, tired mentally. When we look at our games from the sideline, this is understandable given the circumstances around the club in which we play, it is draining, it is challenging.

“We had some knockout games to play after the international break, with huge emotional input, and huge emotions to deal with.

“From losing to Real Madrid, winning at Real Madrid, losing the Champions League then suddenly being at Wembley and then suddenly in the race in two weeks with four matches against different teams in the Premier League. It is quite challenging. After all, we have a lot of matches in our legs, in our bones.”

Tuchel must stop Chelsea’s bad run of form

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Tuchel must stop Chelsea’s bad run of form

Leeds v Chelsea: Match stats

  • Romelu Lukaku is Chelsea’s top scorer in all competitions this season with 14 goals, with seven of those coming in the Premier League. Lukaku netted a brace against Wolves last time out, last scoring 2+ goals in back-to-back Premier League appearances in February and March 2019 for Man Utd, against Crystal Palace and Southampton.
  • Leeds manager Jesse Marsch has lost two of his first four home league games in charge (W1 D1), with Neil Warnock the last Whites manager to lose as many as three of his first five at Elland Road in 2012. Marsch hasn’t lost consecutive home league games with the same club since May/June 2015 with New York Red Bulls in MLS.
  • Chelsea have only conceded two first half goals in their last 14 Premier League matches, both against Arsenal in April. 13 of the last 15 goals they’ve conceded have come in the second half, with 71% of their overall Premier League goals conceded this season coming after half-time (22/31) – their highest ratio in a single campaign.
  • Leeds have only lost one of their last 41 home league matches in the month of May (W25 D15), a 3-1 defeat to Spurs back in May 1996. They are unbeaten in their last 19 at Elland Road in the league in May since (W12 D7).
  • Since Leeds drew 0-0 with Chelsea at Elland Road in March last year, the Whites have kept just three clean sheets in 22 home Premier League matches, at least two fewer than any other ever-present team has kept on home soil in that time. The Whites are on their longest run of games without a top-flight clean sheet within a single season (10) since an 11-game run between August and December 1966.
  • Chelsea have dropped 20 points from winning positions in the Premier League this season, last dropping more in a single campaign in 2015-16 (21).
  • Leeds United have conceded 34 home league goals this season, their most in a league season since 2011-12 in the Championship (41). In the top-flight, it’s their third-most home goals conceded in a single campaign, behind 1934-35 (35) and 1959-60 (46).
  • Chelsea have scored just three goals in their last 10 Premier League away games against Leeds, failing to score on seven occasions in that run (W1 D4 L5). Their only victory in that time was in April 2000 – 1-0 courtesy of a Jon Harley strike.
  • Chelsea have won just 11% of their away league games against Leeds (5/46) – of all sides they’ve travelled to at least 15 times, the Blues’ lowest win rate in their league history is at Leeds.
  • Leeds are winless in their last seven meetings with Chelsea in all competitions (D2 L5), since a 2-0 home win in December 2002.

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