2020/21 Premier League matchday 28 kicks off this Saturday, and we have our eyes on two games namely, Chelsea away to Leeds United at Elland Road in the early kickoff and Manchester City away to relegation-threatened Fulham at Craven Cottage.
LEEDS UNITED vs CHELSEA
(Marcelo Bielsa vs Thomas Tuchel)
It’s no more news that early kickoffs can come with their surprises and the Blues will be wary of the threat that the energetic Marcelo Bielsa-led side can pose, especially whilst at home.
Tuchel is yet to lose a game since he became Chelsea’s boss, and although Leeds are not in the best of form in recent times, it will be foolhardy to undermine them as they’re getting close to the relegation waters but won’t want to be soaked in them.
Regardless, this should be an exciting game between a very agile Leeds side who know how to keep the ball when needed and take the game to any team, and a very possessive Chelsea side who keep the ball and dictate the pace of the game for most of the time since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel.
Meanwhile, the wily Bielsa will have a plan in hand and will be eager to spoil Tuchel’s ongoing ‘undefeated status’ party with Chelsea.
We’re looking forward to this mid-day fixture that promises to be exciting with chances of an upset. It will be a very tactical game and we can’t wait to have our eyes and minds feasting on this one.
FULHAM vs MANCHESTER CITY
Pep Guardiola’s men bounced back from the 2 nil defeat in the Manchester Derby at the Etihad to thrash Southampton 5:2 at the same venue.
Meanwhile, Scott Parker and his men showed that they meant the business of escaping relegation and remaining in the Premier League next season by compounding Liverpool’s woes at Anfield with a 1 nil defeat.
It’s a no-brainer that ties against relegation-threatened sides at this stage of the season are very tricky especially when survival is in view. The Londoners will leave the relegation spot if they can pull an upset by beating Manchester City but this is a big ask.
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However, the confidence they attained from the defeat of Liverpool should spur them on to ensure that Pep Guardiola and his men don’t have it easy although they are overwhelming favorites for all three points.
The Citizens will definitely dominate this game as expected while Fulham will look to capitalize on any loopholes. Manchester City are a very strong side but there is still room for an upset and we wait to see how the game pans out.
Can Leeds United and Fulham both spring major upsets this Saturday or can just one of them do it? Will it just be normal service where the big sides grab maximum points? One thing is certain! These answers will be ready by the end of today.