A new month of Premier League fixtures begins this weekend and we continue our preview of Chelsea vs Leeds here with the facts and figures underpinning the game...
Chelsea vs Leeds head to head
- Pre-Match Briefing: Chelsea vs Leeds
- Chelsea vs Leeds - anatomy of a rivalry
- Lampard in running for Manager of the Month award
Biggest league win for each team
Leeds 7-0 Chelsea - 1967/68
Chelsea 7-1 Leeds - 1934/35
Leeds' biggest win at Stamford Bridge is 5-2 in 1969/70
Our last meeting at Stamford Bridge
CHELSEA 1 LEEDS UNITED 0
Premiership, Stamford Bridge, 15.05.2004, 3pm
Chelsea (4-5-1) Cudicini; Melchiot, Gallas, Terry (c) (Huth 85), Bridge; Johnson (Stanic 82), Lampard (Nicolas 90), Makelele, J Cole, Gronkjaer; Gudjohnsen
Unused subs Ambrosio, Crespo
Scorer Gronkjaer 20
Manager Claudio Ranieri
Leeds United (4-5-1) Carson; Richardson, Duberry, Radebe, Harte; Milner, Matteo (c), Kelly, Olembe (Barmby 79), Wilcox (Pennant 59); Smith
Unused subs Allaway, McPhail, Kilgallon
Manager Eddie Gray
Referee Mike Dean
Since the Liverpool defeat, we are unbeaten in eight Premier League matches (four wins, four draws), with only Tottenham on a longer current run in the competition (nine).
Chelsea have won eight and drawn two of our past 11 home Premier League matches since losing 2-0 to Manchester United in February.
The Blues have lost just one of our past 57 home Premier League games against newly-promoted sides (a 0-1 defeat to Bournemouth in December 2015).
Frank Lampard’s side have yet to lose when his side were leading this season.
Olivier Giroud’s four-goal haul against Sevilla took him to 13 goals in 1,072 minutes since Project Restart – a goal every 82 minutes.
Edouard Mendy is leading the race for the Premier League Golden Glove with five clean sheets, closely followed by Rui Patricio, Lukasz Fabianski, Hugo Lloris, Emiliano Martinez, Alex McCarthy and Leeds' Illan Meslier.
Premier League scorers
The following Chelsea milestones could be reached against Leeds
Against Sevilla the following milestones were achieved
Jorginho - 100th start in all competitions
Olivier Giroud – 50th start in all competitions
FA Cup: Third round
League Cup: Second round
Top scorer all competitions: Patrick Bamford 16
Most goals: Bamford 7, Klich 2, Costa 2
Most assists: Harrison 3, Klich 3, Costa 2
Most clean sheets: Meslier 4
Since Marcelo Bielsa took charge of Leeds in 2018, Leeds have kept 42 clean sheets in 102 league games - more than any other side in England's top four divisions.
Leeds United have created more chances from open play (103) than any other team in the Premier League so far this season.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side have had 100 shots in total in their five league games against Everton, Arsenal, Aston Villa, Wolves and Manchester City.
Leeds have won one of their last 21 away league games against London sides, beating QPR 3-1 in December 2017.
Full-back Luke Ayling has made more tackles than any other defender in the Premier League this season (30).
Patrick Bamford was a Chelsea player between 2012 and 2017 and although he didn’t play in our first team he did make 133 appearances and scored 48 goals combined for six clubs (MK Dons, Derby, Middlesbrough, Crystal Palace, Norwich and Burnley) on loan, before moving to Middlesbrough on a permanent deal in January 2017.
Only Son Heung-min and Jamie Vardy (both seven) have scored more away Premier League goals than Patrick Bamford this season, with six of his seven strikes in the competition so far coming on the road.
Leeds Premier League scorers
Bamford 7, Klich 2 (1 pen), Costa 2, Dallas 1, Harrison 1, Raphinha 1, Rodrigo 1
Marcelo Bielsa has a 54.1 per cent win record, which is better than Don Revie (53.2 per cent) and any other Leeds manager.
He has never faced Chelsea before.
Leeds' last Premier League game
Leeds were unchanged from their previous game against Arsenal.
Saturday 28 November
Everton 0 Leeds 1
Team 4-4-1-1: Meslier; Ayling, Koch, Cooper (c), Dallas; Raphinha (Poveda 85), Klich, Phillips, Alioski; Harrison (Costa 89); Bamford (Rodrigo 90+1)
Scorer: Raphinha 79
Who moved to Leeds in the summer
Helder Costa - Wolves
Cody Drameh - Fulham
Joe Gelhardt - Wigan
Sam Greenwood - Arsenal
Jack Harrison - Man City, loan
Robin Koch - Freiburg
Diego Llorente - Real Sociedad
Illan Meslier - Lorient
Rodrigo Moreno - Valencia
Raphinha - Rennes
Crysencio Summerville - Feyenoord
There are no suspensions
In the Premier League, five yellow cards received before 19 league fixtures have been played will result in a one match suspension in the competition.
Premier League bookings list
Chelsea: James 2, Alonso 1, Azpilicueta 1, Chilwell 1, Christensen 1, Havertz 1, Kante 1, Mount 1, Ziyech 1, Zouma 1
Leeds: Cooper 3, Dallas 3, Klich 3, Phillips 3, Ayling 2, Bamford 1, Struijk 1