Mason Mount (No. 19) Right attacking midfielder, England
After not starting on Monday, Chelsea’s best player this season, Mason Mount, returns and will look to continue where he left off, scoring goals and creating chances. Sadly, we will be missing him on Wednesday due to suspension, so let’s hope he gives us a show on Saturday at Elland Road. I am really excited to see how he links up with two other players up front as they haven’t played as much as we would of liked this season. Mount will have an effect on this game because he has shown nothing less than that so far this season and hopefully for many more years to come.
Kai Havertz (No. 29) Striker, Germany
Kai Havertz may have finally arrived after his performance versus Everton and I see no reason why he isn’t chosen once again. He was immense on Monday night and I believe benching him will only derail that momentum, he needs a good run in the team and it should continue against Leeds. I have him playing the No. 9 role once again, coming deep for the ball and then laying it off or driving the ball forward to create and score goals this time. His quality is undeniable and a free flowing, open game against Leeds will only show his quality even more. A goal and assist will finally arrive as the German Wunderknabe displays a masterclass at Elland Road.
Christian Pulisic (No. 10) Left attacking midfielder, United States
Despite all the news swirling the internet, Christian Pulisic will given a chance from the start, I believe. With Tuchel probably deploying Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner on Wednesday, the American will have the opportunity to prove all the doubters and the manager wrong and show that he deserves a spot at Chelsea. I know all the rumors may of placed doubt on his future with the Blues, but for the time being, I see no reason as to why he doesn’t get a start on Saturday. Werner has played almost every game with little-to-no end product, and Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech have gotten more chances as of late, as well. With rotation ahead the biggest game of Chelsea’s season, Pulisic’s chance should come on Saturday afternoon—I hope your listening, Tuchel!
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