Leeds United Vs Chelsea: Blues looking to end abysmal league scoring run at Elland Road

Leeds United bank on home record in May in bid to avoid relegation

Chelsea will be looking to improve on an abysmal Premier League scoring run at Elland Road when they go up against Leeds United on Wednesday evening.

Thomas Tuchel’s side make the trip to Yorkshire having netted 36 goals in their 18 top-flight away matches this campaign, the second-best return in the division.

However, Chelsea have historically found it difficult to score against Leeds on away territory in the Premier League, last season’s corresponding fixture ending in a goalless draw.

When also taking the next six Premier League visits to Elland Road into consideration, the West Londoners have only scored twice in the last 630 minutes.

Jon Harley scored a second-half winner as Chelsea won 1-0 in April 2000, while Damien Duff netted an equaliser in a 1-1 draw in December 2003.

Although it is worth noting that none of those seven fixtures featured more than two goals in total, Chelsea did beat Leeds 5-1 in a League Cup tie at Elland Road in December 2012, the West Londoners coming from behind to score five times in the second half.

In all competitions, Chelsea are on a seven-match unbeaten streak versus Leeds which stretches almost two decades.

Meanwhile, relegation haunted Leeds will also be relying on their home record in the month of May to get a result in aid of their bid to survive the drop.

They have only lost one of their last 41 home league matches in the month of May (W25 D15), a 3-1 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur back in May 1996.

They have since gone 19 matches unbeaten at Elland Road (W12 D7).

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