Trevor Sinclair and Ray Parlour discussed the Chelsea v Leeds United clash on talkSPORT, while Alan Brazil made up for his daft relegation claim with a blast of Marching on Together.
All three said they were looking forward to the game and while Parlour predicted a home win, all of them had good things to say about Leeds.
Talking on the Breakfast show (talkSPORT, 4/12, 8am) Brazil said, “Leeds are doing remarkably well, this will be another great game.”
“Big win for Leeds next week,” Sinclair said. “We talk about the energy of the side but that’s a bit disrespectful… they’re starting to show real quality in the final third.
“There’s a bit of added spice in this game with Frank Lampard and Spygate.”
“I’ve got to go home, a Chelsea win,” said Parlour. “Leeds have a good record away from home. You’ve got to fancy Chelsea, the strength in depth, the players they’ve brought in.”
Brazil rounded off the segment by saying, “That’s a game I’m looking forward to,” before playing a stirring rendition of Marching on Together.
He apologised afterwards and said, “I’ll make it up Chelsea fans.”
Free hit for Leeds
We haven’t seen any pundit brave enough to predict a Leeds win tonight but that’s the way we like it.
Leeds will go in as underdogs with Chelsea as short as 1/2 to win with bookies. Leeds are 5/1 to spring a shock result at Stamford Bridge.
The way we see it, it’s a free hit for Marcelo Bielsa and his players.
After four points from tricky matches against Arsenal and Everton, the Leeds players can enjoy tonight’s game and express themselves.
And when they do that, they’re more than a match for anyone.
Leeds are playing so well at the moment that there’s likely going to be no place in the starting XI for club-record signing Rodrigo.
We think Bielsa will name an unchanged line-up and that will see Raphinha causing mischief on the right and Rodrigo to call on if needed.
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