Chelsea could be playing for the future of Graham Potter as manager this weekend as the Blues play host to Leeds United at Stamford Bridge in Premier League action.
Despite rumoured assurances from owner Todd Boehly over his role at the club, one Premier League win in their past nine games remains a damning statistic against the former Brighton & Hove Albion boss.
Leeds’ own issues are focused on the relegation battle, with new head coach Javi Gracia enjoying a winning debut last weekend, and the visitors will be aiming to pile more pressure on Potter.
Here’s all the key information on the match including kickoff time, live streaming and TV channels, lineups and betting odds.
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What time is Chelsea vs Leeds United kick off?
This Premier League clash kicks off at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, March 4 at 3:00 p.m. local time.
Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:
|USA||Sat, Mar. 4||10:00 ET|
|Canada||Sat, Mar. 4||10:00 ET|
|UK||Sat, Mar. 4||15:00 GMT|
|Australia||Sun, Mar. 5||01:00 AEDT|
|India||Sat, Mar. 4||20:30 IST|
|Hong Kong||Sat, Mar. 4||23:00 HKT|
|Malaysia||Sat, Mar. 4||23:00 MYT|
|Singapore||Sat, Mar. 4||23:00 SGT|
|New Zealand||Sun, Mar. 5||04:00 NZDT|
Chelsea vs Leeds United live stream, TV channel
Here’s how to watch all of the action from this match in some of the major territories:
|USA||USA Network||UNIVERSO NOW, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, NBC Sports website/app|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport 4 NZ||Sky Sport NOW|
|India||Star Sports Select 2||JioTV, Hotstar VIP|
|Hong Kong||Now Premier League TV 2 (Ch.622)||Now E|
Astro Go, sooka
|Singapore||223 Hub Premier 3||StarHub TV+|
UK: This match will not be broadcast live in the UK due to the Saturday 3 p.m. embargo.
USA: This match streams on the NBC USA Network platform for subscribers in both English and Spanish.
Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live streaming exclusively via fuboTV in Canada.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on demand on Optus Sport.
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Chelsea vs Leeds United lineups
Potter’s situation is not made any easier by a growing injury crisis at Chelsea, despite his sizeable squad options, with Brazilian star Thiago Silva joining the list of absentees.
Mateo Kovacic has recovered from illness in time to start, but England international Mason Mount, who came off the bench in last weekend’s 2-0 defeat at Tottenham, has an abdominal injury. There’s a potential problem at right-back, too: Reece James is a doubt to play due to a tight hamstring, and Cesar Azpilicueta is still recovering from concussion.
Chelsea starting XI (4-2-3-1): Kepa (GK) — Chalobah, Badiashile, Koulibaly, Chilwell — Fernandez, Kovacic — Ziyech, Felix, Mudryk — Havertz
Chelsea subs: Bettinelli (GK), Hall, Loftus-Cheek, Zakaria, Sterling, Aubameyang, Gallagher, Madueke, Fofana
Gracia made sweeping changes for the midweek FA Cup defeat to Fulham, with Premier League survival his priority, and he is set to recall his key players this weekend.
Defensive pair Pascal Struijk and Liam Cooper are expected to return to the squad, but the Spanish coach could revert to an unchanged Premier League lineup. Stuart Dallas and Rodrigo Moreno are still out.
Leeds United starting XI (4-2-3-1): Meslier (GK) — Ayling, Koch, Wober, Firpo — Adams, McKennie — Harrison, Aaronson, Gnonto — Bamford
Leeds United subs: Robles (GK), Kristensen, Monteiro, Roca, Sinisterra, Summerville, Rutter, Greenwood, Joseph
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Chelsea vs Leeds United prediction, odds
Chelsea will be looking at this game as a chance to end their miserable winless Premier League run and build some positive momentum for the end-of-season run-in.
However, it is difficult to find much to work with based on just one goal scored in their past six games across all competitions, and Leeds will be more than happy to dig in and pick up a point in the capital.
Prediction: A 0-0 draw
|Leeds United win||+450||19/4||5.50||5.37|
|Over/Under 2.5 goals||-118 / -118||4/5, 10/11||1.88 / 1.91||1.88 / 1.90|
|Both teams to score Y/N||-114 / -125||4/5, 10/11||1.87 / 1.85||1.83 / 1.77|