Some Chelsea fans react to early Leeds team news ahead of weekend tie
Chelsea supporters on social media have laid down the gauntlet following the latest injury news from the Leeds United camp.
Leeds’ club website confirmed that at least five members of Marcelo Bielsa’s side are set to miss the Premier League trip to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Leeds on the ropes
Kalvin Phillips, Liam Cooper and Patrick Bamford all remarkably suffered hamstring injuries during the hectic 2-2 draw with Brentford last Sunday.
Cooper and Phillips will be side-lined for a sustained period, whilst Bamford’s wounds need further assessment.
If being without your captain, key central midfielder and star striker wasn’t enough, there was more bad news for Bielsa.
Rodrigo is another doubt for the weekend, due to long-term pain in his heal.
Robin Koch has returned from a pelvic problem, but illness could keep him out of the clash in South West London.
With Leeds looking limp, Chelsea fans urged their team to take this opportunity and strike whilst the iron is hot.
Here’s how they reacted to the Whites’ injury problems on Twitter:
No excuses we don’t win— M1905 (@CFC_M20) December 9, 2021
If we don’t win this…— Jack (@JCCPunter) December 9, 2021
this is a huge opportunity . im sorry if tuchel does not win this i dont know but ony if jorginho is back— Musa Naka (@musa_naka) December 9, 2021
We must win to bounce back and back to top of the table,Cooper, Phillips,Bamford and Rodrigo is a crucial player for leeds— Rayyandi Elghifari (@orang_lawas) December 9, 2021
Don’t run before you can walk
Of course, Chelsea followers cannot get ahead of themselves too quickly.
It’s not like Thomas Tuchel’s squad is in the best shape either.
N’Golo Kante, Ben Chilwell, Mateo Kovacic and Trevoh Chalobah are definitely going to be watching the Leeds game from their sofas.
Questions marks still linger over the fitness of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Jorginho.
Tuchel can recall the likes of Antonio Rudiger, Edouard Mendy and Thiago Silva, who all sat on the bench for the mid-week Champions League game against Zenit St Petersburg.
Yet, the lack of central midfielders is a real cause for concern, one Leeds may capitalise on.