Preview: Chelsea vs Leeds United

Preview: Chelsea vs Leeds United
Preview: Chelsea vs Leeds United

A look ahead to our Emirates FA Cup tie.

Leeds United travel to Stamford Bridge as the Whites face Chelsea in the Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round, with kick off from 7.30pm.

A throwback to memorable fixtures of yesteryear that helped cement the rivalry between the two clubs, Daniel Farke’s side will be looking to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 2003.

For supporters attending Wednesday's fixture, please take a look over the Visiting Supporters Guide provided by our hosts, ahead of travelling.


A replay of the 1970 FA Cup final saw Chelsea edge past United in a replay watched by a television audience of over 28 million people.

Leeds weren’t to be denied cup glory for too long, famously beating Arsenal in the 1972 final thanks to Allan Clarke’s header.

An Ethan Ampadu brace and Patrick Bamford’s wondergoal saw the Whites overcome Sky Bet League One side Peterborough in the Third Round of this year's tournament, before a home draw with Plymouth meant a replay at Home Park followed.

Strikes from Wilfried Gnonto, Crysencio Summerville, Georginio Rutter and a Ryan Hardie own goal helped Farke’s side to a 4-1 victory after extra time, setting up the Fifth Round clash with Chelsea.

A resounding 4-0 home success over Preston North End got the ball rolling in the competition for Chelsea, with the Blues then needing a replay to edge past Aston Villa in the Fourth Round.

Despite struggling for consistency in the Premier League, Mauricio Pochettino's side did reach the Carabao Cup final played at the weekend, losing out to Liverpool after Virgil van Dijk's extra-time winner at Wembley.

Last season, goals from Brenden Aaronson, Rodrigo and Jack Harrison fired the Whites to a 3-0 victory over Chelsea in league action at home, with Wesley Fofana's header separating the two sides at Stamford Bridge.

The teams will know their quarter-final opposition should they progress, with the draw taking place at 7pm in the build up to the match. Ball #2 is the one to look out for, for each team.

The man of the moment:

How to watch:

Live audio commentary is available to LUTV monthly audio subscribers, as well as video build up with Rich Williams and Michael Bridges and post-match reaction.

Supporters can also follow all the updates live on with our online blog throughout the match.

The match has also been selected for live television coverage within the UK, on ITV 4. For further information on how to watch the game across the rest of the world, please see our ‘How to Watch’ guide on, ahead of kick-off!

Important supporter information:

Information for supporters about Stamford Bridge can be found HERE.

Discriminatory language or chanting is not acceptable and you could be breaking the law. The club condemns this behaviour and has a zero-tolerance policy towards discrimination abuse of all kinds.


Leeds United will work closely with Chelsea to monitor crowd behaviour at Stamford Bridge.  Anyone identified in taking part in discrimination will face a lengthy stadium ban, please think about your actions and the consequences both individually and for the club. More information can be found HERE.

To report an incident during the match text 88777, with stand, row, seat number, description of the offender and incident. After the match call 0207 386 3355 or email:

Tough measures and sanctions are in place across all English football leagues to tackle dangerous and illegal behaviours within football grounds, and this involves but is not limited to, discriminatory behaviour, tragedy chanting, fans entering the pitch, the use of pyros and throwing objects.

What has Daniel Farke said ahead of the match?

Head to head: 

Wins: 40

Draws: 30

Losses: 38

Top scorer 2023/24:

Chelsea: Cole Palmer (12)

Leeds: Crysencio Summerville (16)

In the Fourth Round:

Aston Villa 1-3 Chelsea (Replay)

Plymouth Argyle 1-4 Leeds United (Replay)


Referee - David Coote

Assistant Referees - Timothy Wood, Craig Taylor

Fourth Official - Dean Whitestone

Video Assistant Referees - Graham Scott, Peter Bankes

Additional Video Assistant Referee - Edward Smart

Memories against Chelsea: