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Leeds United team news and predicted XI vs Chelsea

All the latest ahead of their trip to west London

Leeds are looking to complete their first League double over Chelsea since 1991-92 as they travel to Stamford Bridge to take on the Blues on Saturday afternoon.

Having won 3-0 earlier in the season at Elland Road, Javi Gracia got the first win of his new regime courtesy of a 1-0 win over fellow relegation candidates Southampton at the end of February, and now face a Chelsea side that have not won in their last six games in all competitions and who managed just a single goal in the month of February.

Defeat for the Blues would leave them just six points ahead of Leeds, who sit 17th at present, and it could well spell the end for Graham Potter’s time in charge of the Stamford Bridge outfit too, with the side currently on a run of 2 wins in 15 games, during which time they have managed just 6 goals.

Here’s how we expect Leeds to line up for the clash, and the latest team news out of Elland Road.

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Predicted XI

Team News

Javi Gracia gave little away in his pre-match press conference. “You are really concerned about injured players but don’t worry, they are in the best hands. I don’t like to speak about injured players because I don’t want to give information”, he told the media.

However, neither Rodrigo nor Adam Forshaw are expected back in the Leeds side for another month, while Stuart Dallas is also sidelined.

With Firpo impressing at left back and grabbing what proved to be the winning goal last weekend, it is unlikely that Struijk will return to the first XI, but he could well be among the substitutes.

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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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