One of English football’s fiercest rivalries returns this weekend as Leeds welcome Chelsea to Yorkshire. Everything you need to know about the match is here.
where and when is it on?
The match will take place on Sunday at 2pm at Elland Road.
Where can I watch the game?
The match will be televised live on Sky Sports Premier League, starting at 1pm, with the Sky Sports Main Event joining at kick-off. The game is also live-streamed on the Sky Go app.
What is the head-to-head record like?
The clubs developed a notorious rivalry in the 1960s and 1970s, culminating in the 1970 FA Cup final, but an old loss at Elland Road in which Leeds won 5–0 on 10 December 1927. We first met in The Division 2 clash.
In the 106 matches played so far, Leeds have won 39, Chelsea 37 and 30 draws. But 20 years after the Whites’ last win, the Blues won 3-2 at Stamford Bridge last season and 3-0 in their comeback.
We’ll bring you team news from both factions when it’s released later in the week.
What can I read in Independent.ie Buildup?
Eamon Sweeney was unimpressed by a touchline altercation between Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel and Tottenham manager Antonio Conte.
Leeds’ game against Southampton also finished 2-2, but they are kicking themselves after missing a two-goal lead in the final 20 minutes.
What are the match odds?
Chelsea are the favorites at 1/2 odds, Leeds at 9/2 and a draw at 10/3.
what does camp say?
We’ll have the word for Jesse Marsch and Thomas Tuchel once they reach the press.