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Thomas Tuchel has made a change to his squad for today’s trip to Leeds United, as Conor Gallagher makes his Chelsea debut.

Gallagher, who came off the bench in our previous two Premier League games this season, starts for the Blues for the first time at Elland Road, replacing the injured N’Golo Kante in midfield alongside Jorginho, who leads the ‘crew.

Elsewhere, it’s an unchanged Tuchel side following our 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur last week, meaning Edouard Mendy continues in goal behind a back three of Reece James, Thiago Silva and Kalidou Koulibaly.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek looks set to be a wing-back on the right side, with summer signing Marc Cucurella on the left. It’s an unchanged offense for the third game in a row, with Mason Mount, Raheem Sterling and Kai Havertz forming a top three.

There could be another start at Elland Road as Carney Chukwuemeka is named as a substitute for the first time since joining from Aston Villa, while Ethan Ampadu is on the bench for the first time since our Champions League final win. the Europa League against Arsenal in 2019.

Leeds are also making a change to the side that last drew 2-2 with Southampton, as Daniel James replaces injured former Chelsea Academy striker Patrick Bamford up front.

Chelsea (3-4-3): Mendy; James, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly; Loftus-Cheek, Gallagher, Jorginho (c), Cucurella; Mount, Sterling, Havertz

Replacements: Kepa, Chilwell, Ampadu, Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Chukwuemeka, Hudson-Odoi, Pulisic, Ziyech

Leeds United (4-2-3-1): Messier; Kristensen, Koch, Llorente, Struijk; Roca, Adams; Aaronson, Rodrigo (c), Harrison; james

Replacements: Klaesson, Klich, Hjelde, Drameh, Forshaw, Summerville, Greenwood, Sinisterra, Gelhardt

Arbitrator: Stuart Atwell

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