Elland Road will host an enormous fixture on Wednesday that could go a long way to deciding things at both ends of the Premier League table, with Leeds set to take on Chelsea.
The hosts have tumbled into the relegation zone with just three games left to play and need to start getting points on the board immediately, particularly as their goal difference – the reason they are in the drop zone in the first place – is significantly worse than those around them.
Getting a win over top-four hopefuls Chelsea won’t be easy but the Blues have hit a major bump in form in recent weeks and have lost a lot of their cushion. Tottenham are five points behind, so things are still looking good for Thomas Tuchel’s men, but anything other than a win here would blow things wide open once again.
Here’s all you need to know about this one.
When is kick off? Wednesday 11 May, 19:30 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Elland Road
TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports Premier League (UK), Peacock (US)
Highlights? Sky Sports YouTube channel
Referee? Anthony Taylor
VAR? Stuart Attwell
Leeds will be without the suspending Luke Ayling, whose mind-boggling early red card in the recent defeat to Arsenal has really left his side in the lurch, particularly as his first-choice replacement, Stuart Dallas, is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
The lack of numbers at the back could see Liam Cooper drafted back in after he recovered from a knee problem, with Diego Llorente likely shifting over to the right.
Elsewhere, Adam Forshaw, Crysencio Summerville and Tyler Roberts remain out, but Patrick Bamford is expected back in training shortly – although perhaps not soon enough for this one.
All eyes are on Marcos Alonso, who was substituted midway through the 2-2 draw with Wolves amid claims that he clashed with Tuchel. He might be benched, but with Ben Chilwell only training with the academy at the minute, the Blues might have a dilemma at left-back.
N’Golo Kante missed the Wolves game with unspecified ‘pain’, but Jorginho is back in training after his own mystery ailment kept him out of that game as well.
Callum Hudson-Odoi remains out with an Achilles issue.
Chelsea are obvious favourites but will have to be wary of a reaction from Leeds, like the one Jesse Marsch’s side provided to grab a goal back against Arsenal last time out. The Blues don’t deal well with those sort of situations.
Leeds need all the points they can get right now but their defensive absences are a massive blow. Losing Dallas to injury was huge and Ayling’s decision to get himself sent off with a foolish challenge could well be the reason Leeds end up getting relegated.
Chelsea will expect a win, and it’s hard to disagree with them.
Prediction: Leeds 0-2 Chelsea