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Werner to start – How Chelsea could line up against Leeds

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is having to contend with a slight dip in form at the moment as the Blues have won just one out of their last four matches in all competitions.

In their last Premier League fixture they lost 3-2 to London rivals West Ham, while in the Champions League during the week they drew 3-3 away at Zenit.

This Saturday could be the perfect chance to reclaim some form for the Blues as they face a Leeds side who have won just two out of their last eight fixtures in the Premier League.

As Chelsea were already qualified prior to Matchday Six of the Champions League, Tuchel opted to rotate his starting XI for the Zenit game.

But, expect Kepa Arrizabalaga, Malang Sarr, Ross Barkley, Saul Niguez and Callum Hudson-Odoi to drop out of the line up against Leeds.

Edouard Mendy will return in goal behind a likely back three of Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger.

N’Golo Kante is injured and Mateo Kovacic has coronavirus so expect Jorginho and Ruben Loftus-Cheek to return in the engine room, with Reece James and Marcos Alonso in the wing-back roles.

Jorginho and Loftus-Cheek missed out against Zenit, with the latter picking up an injury in the warm up. But, both could be asked to play due to the continued absences of Kante and Kovacic.

Mason Mount will probably complete the front three alongside Werner and Romelu Lukaku, with the big Belgian coming off a goalscoring evening against Zenit just like his team-mate Werner.

Predicted Chelsea XI v Leeds

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