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Chelsea vs Leeds Predictions, Tips and Odds: Can Blues recover from one cup heartbreak?

Chelsea vs Leeds Predictions, Tips and Odds: Can Pochettino guide Blues toward another cup final?

Chelsea will look to take a step toward another cup final when they host Leeds United in the FA Cup on Wednesday.

Chelsea vs Leeds predictions

Chelsea vs Leeds: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? Yes 8/11 by Midnite
Correct Score Chelsea 3-1 Leeds 10/1 by BetGoodwin
First Goalscorer Conor Gallagher 10/1 with Bet365

The stats behind our Chelsea vs Leeds predictions:

  • Leeds have scored in at least once in each of their last 12 games across all competitions.
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their 12 cup games against Leeds.
  • Conor Gallagher has scored Chelsea’s first goal in two of their last three matches.

Another cup march for Chelsea?

Chelsea’s league form has been a serious cause for concern over the past couple of years and it’s actually close to seven years since they last won the title. However, in the cups, they continue to be a force to be reckoned with.

The Blues have already contested the EFL Cup final this season, reaching that particular showpiece for the second time in three campaigns. They also reached the FA Cup final two years ago. However, on all three occasions they were beaten by Liverpool, with the Sunday’s defeat coming thanks to a 118th-minute goal from Virgil van Dijk.

Should they go all the way in the FA Cup once again, it would be their sixth final in eight years, which is a remarkable return. And all that isn’t forgetting Chelsea lifting Champions League and Europa League titles within the last five years. But it is now six years since Chelsea last won the FA Cup, beating Manchester United 1-0 in the final in 2018. Since then, Chelsea have lost the FA Cup final three times, coming in consecutive years between 2020 and 2022 — losing to Arsenal, Leicester and Liverpool.

While they continue to languish in mid-table, Chelsea still now how to get it done in the cups and lifting a couple of trophies would do Mauricio Pochettino no harm in keeping his job and inspiring some confidence among his players that they can still compete with the best.

Chelsea vs Leeds match tip

Half Time/Full Time: Draw/Chelsea @ 18/5 by BetVictor

Chelsea didn’t score against Liverpool in 120 but boy did they have their chances. The Blues looked to take control of the game in the latter stage of the second half as Liverpool had to put their faith in younger players, but they just couldn’t finish their chances. Chelsea have become something of a second half team of late, with nine of their last 12 goals across all competitions coming after half time.

Chelsea vs Leeds odds

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*Odds correct as of 07:30 on February 28. 18+ only. BeGambleAware.

Even with their Premier League struggles, their top-flight status and vastly superior quality make Chelsea firm favourites for this match, though Leeds are flying high in the Championship and are in excellent form, so cannot be underestimated.

Chelsea vs Leeds team news

Chelsea team news

In  Out Doubtful
Benoit Badiashile, Carney Chukwuemeka, Lesley Ugochukwu, Reece James, Romeo Lavia, Wesley Fofana, Marc Cucurella, Christopher Nkunku, Cesare Casadei Thiago Silva

Christopher Nkunku has been ruled out for another three to four weeks, after it was revealed he had been playing with an injury recently. He rejoins the likes of Reece James, Marc Cucurella, Romeo Lavia, Wesley Fofana and Benoit Badiashile on the sidelines. Thiago Silva should be fit to play, but there are still some doubts. Cesare Casadei is cup-tied having already featured in the competition for Leicester before being recalled.

Top Scorer: Enzo Fernandez (2)

Card Magnet: Thiago Silva, Djordje Petrovic, Enzo Fernandez (1)

Assist Ace: Malo Gusto (2)

Leeds team news

In  Out Doubtful
Karl Darlow, Pascal Struijk, Stuart Dallas Sam Byram, Georginio Rutter, Crysencio Summerville, Patrick Bamford

Leeds remain without Karl Darlow, Pascal Struijk and Stuart Dallas for this trip to Stamford Bridge, but Sam Byram could be available. Patrick Bamford, Georginio Rutter and Crysencio Summerville are doubts, however.

Top Scorer: Ethan Ampadu (2)

Card Magnet: Joe Rodon, Ethan Ampadu, Wilfried Gnonto, Jaidon Anthony (1)

Assist Ace: Eight players (1)

How to watch Chelsea vs Leeds Live

UK audiences can watch Chelsea vs Leeds United live on ITV4 and ITVX, with the match kicking off at 7:30pm (UK time) on Wednesday 28th February at 7:30pm.

Chelsea vs Leeds head-to-head

  • 4 March 2023 – Chelsea 1-0 Leeds – Premier League
  • 21 August 2022 – Leeds 3-0 Chelsea – Premier League
  • 11 May 2022 – Leeds 0-3 Chelsea – Premier League
  • 11 December 2021 – Chelsea 3-2 Leeds – Premier League
  • 13 March 2021 – Leeds 0-0 Chelsea – Premier League

Chelsea have won three of their last five meetings with Leeds and all three fixtures at Stamford Bridge since Leeds temporarily returned to the Premier League.


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