‘Tuchel roulette’ – Chelsea fans react to starting XI to face Leeds United as Pulisic returns – Football.London

Posted: March 16, 2021 at 2:48 am

Chelsea are back in Premier League action this lunchtime as they take on Leeds United at Elland Road.

Thomas Tuchel's men are now 12 unbeaten and in fine form as they look to strengthen their grip on a top four spot with a win against Marcelo Bielsa's men.

The Blues are currently fourth and three points behind Leicester City in third, and a win here would take them level on points with the Foxes until Brendan Rodgers' men play on Sunday.

In their way is a Leeds United side currently in 11th and enjoying a very respectable first season back in the top flight, but they have lost each of their last two games.

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That could make Leeds a dangerous prospect here as they look to return to form, but Chelsea are still very much favourites, and they are not likely to be in the mood to alow their unbeaten record to slip.

And ahead of the game, Tuchel has confirmed his starting XI with Christian Pulisic returning to the starting lineup having been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge recently.

Pulisic has seen limited action since Tuchel's arrival but the head coach has said the American is part of his plans and eh has backed that up here.

Hakim Ziyech also gets a start with Kai Havertz remaining in the striker role and Ben Chilwell returning to defence.

Here's how the Chelsea fans have reacted to the team news.

In full, Edouard Mendy starts in goal for the Blues in what could well be a back four and not the usual back five, consisting of Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Ben Chilwell.

N'Golo Kante, Jorginho and Mason Mount start in midfield with a front three made up of the aforementioned Pulisic, Ziyech and Havertz.

That appears to be a 4-3-3 from Tuchel, moving away from the usual five at the back.

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