Football pundit Michael Owen has predicted a Chelsea victory when the Blues tackle Leeds United. Thomas Tuchel’s facet host the Peacocks tonight (December 11) on Matchday 16 of the Premier League.
Owen believes Chelsea will choose up a 2-0 victory to get their marketing campaign again on monitor after a 3-2 defeat at West Ham final weekend. In his column for betVictor, he wrote:
“I didn’t see that defeat to West Ham coming for Chelsea. To have led twice and come away from the game with nothing is very unlike Chelsea, as was the nature of the goals. I expect to see a response from Chelsea here. This looks a good matchup, and I can see them winning 2-0.”
Leeds United, in the meantime, come into this recreation on the again of an exhilarating 2-2 draw with Brentford. Marcelo Bielsa’s facet went forward within the first half, however conceded twice in seven second-half minutes to fall behind. Patrick Bamford, on his return from harm, discovered the again of the web late on to offer Leeds a share of the spoils.
Owen praised the Peacocks for preventing again and deemed it an essential level forward of a tricky run of fixtures. After their match in opposition to Chelsea, Leeds face Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool within the area of 11 days. Owen wrote:
“Leeds struck late to get that equaliser against Brentford, but I do think they deserved it. They’ve got some tough fixtures ahead though, so that point is valuable.”
Chelsea are favorites to beat Leeds United regardless of current wobble
Chelsea at present sit third within the Premier League, having picked up 33 factors from 15 matches. Thomas Tuchel’s facet started the 2021-22 season in some model however have suffered a wobble of kinds in current weeks.
The Blues have gained simply considered one of their final 4 matches in all competitions. But greater than the outcomes, Chelsea’s efficiency ranges appear to have taken a beating in current instances. Tuchel’s facet have lacked a leading edge in assault and at the moment are starting to leak objectives as nicely.
Chelsea have conceded an alarming six objectives of their final two matches in opposition to West Ham and Zenit St. Petersburg. They have additionally managed to maintain a clear sheet in solely considered one of their final 5 Premier League fixtures.
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The upcoming match in opposition to an inconsistent Leeds United shall be a superb alternative for the Blues to get their defensive solidity again. Marcelo Bielsa’s facet are at present fifteenth within the Premier League with simply 16 factors and have scored solely 15 league objectives this season.