Confirmed Teams: Chelsea vs Leeds United | Premier League
Chelsea face Leeds United in the Premier League and the confirmed team news is in from Stamford Bridge.
Graham Potter and Chelsea are eyeing their first win in seven games after three draws and three defeats which has seen them fall to 10th place in the Premier League.
The 47-year-old retains the backing of the Chelsea hierarchy but games against Leeds and Borussia Dortmund next Tuesday could be defining in Potter’s position at the club should results still continue to be negative.
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“There is support and, of course, I’ve spoken to them,” responded Potter, when asked about the owners support. “But I’m not going to hide behind that.
“The results haven’t been good enough for us and I’m responsible for that. When you’re a coach, if the results are good you accept the criticism and noise that comes with it.
“My job is to stay with the team, stay focused, try to prepare the team as well as I can, and win the game.”
Leeds head to the capital with a new manager Javi Gracia. He was appointed to succeed Jesse Marsch and has won one and lost one since taking over.
Chelsea will be hoping to avoid a league double defeat against Leeds after a 3-0 loss last August.
Here is the confirmed team news from Stamford Bridge as Chelsea take on Leeds United.
Starting XI: Kepa, W. Fofana, Koulibaly, Badiashile, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Enzo, Chilwell, Sterling, Felix, Havertz
Bench: Bettinelli, Chalobah, Chukwuemeka, Gallagher, Zakaria, Madueke, Mudryk, Ziyech, Aubameyang
Starting XI: Meslier, Ayling, Firpo, Koch, Wober, Adams, McKennie, Aaronson, Harrison, Summerville, Georginio
Bench: Robles, Struijk, Kristensen, Gray, Gyabi, Roca, Greenwood, Joseph, Gnonto