The news of a new owner did not galvanise the Blues as expected and they will now travel to Elland Road looking for a win that will boost confidence and restore faith ahead of the FA Cup final against Liverpool this weekend.
There have been talks of distractions, with the Chelsea manager admitting he has had to hold talks with his players after a run of one win in their last five games.
For Leeds, defeats to Manchester City and Arsenal have taken their survival hopes out of their hands and they desperately need something out of the Chelsea game to lift the mood and raise heads ahead of games against Brighton and Brentford.
Jesse Marsch has a big decision to make though with the sending off of Luke Ayling at the Emirates leaving him short of numbers and experience at a time he desperately needs them.
This one is set up nicely for whoever wants it more, with both sides coming into it with disappointing results and needing a big response.
Thomas Tuchel has some big calls to make too with striker Romelu Lukaku finding his scoring boots again, while Jorginho, who has missed the last two games, looks to be back fit and ready for the final games of the season.
So with everything at stake, here is the expected Chelsea team.