By Nnamdi Onyeagwara

16th Aug, 2022 | 11:10pm

Leeds United given Thomas Tuchel advantage ahead of Chelsea showdown

Leeds have been given a helpful advantage ahead of their Premier League home match against Chelsea over the upcoming weekend.

The Whites will take on the Blues at Elland Road as one of the final matches this weekend, with them looking to bounce back from their draw at Southampton.

However, the Blues will be without their manager Thomas Tuchel, who will be suffering a suspension after being sent off against Tottenham after clashing with Tottenham manager Antonio Conte after the whistle. [London World]

Leeds v Chelsea

The match provides an opportunity for the Whites to continue their strong start to the season, and test themselves against one of the divisions’ top teams.

Jesse Marsch’s team are yet to lose this season, having picked up four points from two games so far, performing well in both games.

Their season started with a victory over Bruno Lages’ Wolves, with a Rodrigo goal and a Rayan Ait-Nouri own goal helping deliver all three points to the Yorkshire club.

Their second game was not as successful as the Whites threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Southampton, Rodrigo again getting on the scoresheet, this time with a brace.

Marsch will be hoping for the early season form to continue with a solid performance against the two-time Champions League-winning Blues.

And with Tuchel being absent from the sidelines, an opportunity to gain a tactical advantage on the Blues arises, a chance Marsch is sure to take full advantage of.

In other Leeds news, the club are considering a move for Wilfred Gnonto.