Cody Drameh, Leo Hjelde, Sam Greenwood, Mateusz Klich, Adam Forshaw, Crysencio Summerville, Luis Sinisterra and Joe Gelhardt will all be hopeful of a start. Leeds then conclude the month with two fixtures they will view as good opportunities to obtain points from. Across spells at Chelsea and Manchester United, Mata has scored 50 goals and provided 64 assists in 277 Premier League appearances. The World Cup and Champions League winner was released by United in the summer after featuring seven times last term, and was an unused substitute in both of the fixtures against Leeds. Mata has also won two FA Cups, two Europa Leagues and one European Championship. Another long trip to the South Coast awaits as they face Brighton & Hove Albion, who have enjoyed a strong start to the season. Pointless Everton are then the visitors to Elland Road in their final game of August.
The match is a part of the Premier League. Currently, Leeds United rank 4th, while Chelsea hold 7th position. Looking to compare the best-rated player on both teams? rating system assigns each player a specific rating based on numerous data factors. On livescore you can find all previous Leeds United vs Chelsea results sorted by their H2H matches. also provides the best way to follow the live score of this game with various sports features. According to Marca, plenty of clubs are interested in Mata – including some MLS sides – but Leeds are in the strongest position as they are his priority. The former Chelsea and Manchester United playmaker wishes to stay in Europe. A report in July from AS said that Mata is happy to take a big pay cut to join Leeds. At Manchester United, the 34-year-old was understood to have been on £160,000 a week, which is significantly out of the Whites’ financial reach.
However, the midfielder’s entourage are reportedly keen to make a move to Leeds happen, and he may have to settle for at least 50 percent less than what he was earning at the Red Devils if he is to sign. Elsewhere, journalist Fabrizio Romano claims that no talks between Mata and Leeds are ongoing. He said: “There’s nothing agreed between Juan Mata and Leeds, despite rumours. He’s appreciated as a top professional and person but no talks ongoing as things stand. In the Official Chelsea Biography, Leeds were cited as one of Chelsea’s major rivalries. However, Leeds’ relegation from the Premier League in 2004 had effectively ended the rivalry; the clubs only met once in sixteen years afterwards.
The clubs met again in the 2020–21 Premier League season, as Leeds United was promoted after winning the EFL Championship in 2019–20. The first such meeting ended in a 3–1 Chelsea victory at Stamford Bridge on 5 December 2020, and evidence of the rivalry resurfaced. In the 2003 Football Fans Census, while Leeds fans named Chelsea as their second-biggest rivals, behind Manchester United, Chelsea fans consider Arsenal to be their main rivals, followed by a rivalry with Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
The rivalry between Chelsea and Leeds United is a football rivalry between London-based club Chelsea and Yorkshire-based Leeds United. The rivalry first emerged in the 1960s after a series of fiercely contested and controversial matches, when the two clubs were frequently involved in the pursuit of domestic and European honours culminating in the 1970 FA Cup Final, which is regarded as one of the most physical matches in English football history. The perceived contrast between the clubs also fuelled the rivalry, summed up as “Yorkshire grit versus flash Cockney. The rivalry between the clubs often spilled out onto the terraces: at the height of British football hooliganism in the 1970s and 1980s, Chelsea’s Headhunters and Leeds’ Service Crew were among the most notorious football firms and had numerous violent encounters with each other. Hooliganism has been effectively curtailed since the 1990s and the rivalry has since declined.