Before we move on to our next pick for the EPL matchday 3 analysis, let’s take a look at the outcomes of the analysis for matchday 2.
From the results, only 1 didn’t go as planned. This was the fixture between Brentford and Manchester United.
The remaining 4 came out either as a win or draw as stated in the “Conclusion” segment of the respective post.
Fair enough isn’t it?
To revisit those posts or read our 1st analysis for matchday 3, CLICK HERE.
With the above well said, let’s proceed to today’s business.
EPL (LEEDS UNITED VS CHELSEA)
The Peacocks will host the Blues at Elland Road in Sunday’s qat fixture.
Surprisingly, both teams are yet to suffer a loss this season after they both won and drew their games in Matchday 1 and 2 respectively.
Furthermore, both teams are ranked 6th and 7th respectively on the EPL table with Leeds United occupying the former position thanks to a better GF(Goal Forward).
Definitely, both teams will be looking to edge the other by claiming all 3 points.
Without any further ado, let’s take a look at facts favoring either side gaining at least a point from this encounter.
EPL (LEEDS UNITED)
Current Form: We might not have another fact favoring the Peacocks, this however should give them some confidence going into this game.
Since the beginning of the preseason, Jesse Marsch’s men only lost a game in the last 7 fixtures they partook in.
The remaining fixtures ended in 4 wins and 2 draws.
You will definitely count this as impressive if you knew how bad they performed last season in the EPL.
Can this form guarantee them something against Thomas Tuchel’s side?
Head To Head: Our 1st point in favor of the Blues.
They are yet to suffer a defeat to Leeds United since the latter returned to the EPL 2 years ago.
The 4 encounters between both teams ended in 3 wins and 1 draw for Thomas Tuchel’s side, with the last meeting being an emphatic 3 nil victory on this very turf.
This should provide a lot of motivation for the Blues going into this game, shouldn’t it?
Away Performance: Another point in favor of Chelsea.
They’ve only suffered 1 loss in their last 5 EPL away games with the remaining being 3 wins and 1 draw.
Furthermore, Thomas Tuchel’s side scored a whopping 11 goals and conceded just 2 in these 5 encounters.
Very impressive isn’t it?
NOTE: 1 disadvantage for the Blues is that they will be playing with their gaffer sitting in the stands after he was sent off alongside Antonio Conte in their fixture against Tottenham Hotspur.
However, we’ve seen teams win without having their coach in the dugout, therefore, this shouldn’t be too much of a disadvantage.
Judging from the facts available before us, I expect Chelsea to come out of this game with nothing less than a draw if they will be dropping points.
Don’t overlook a Rodrigo-led Leeds United though, they could spring up some surprises.
Time to hear from our esteemed readers. Which team do you think will come out victorious at the end of this fixture?