Diego Llorente issues positive Whites update and Leeds United confidence for Chelsea challenge

DIEGO Llorente says Leeds United are in a good dynamic ahead of Saturday's clash against Chelsea and have the confidence to try to win the match.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 11:38 am
Updated Friday, 12th March 2021, 11:40 am

Spanish international Llorente made his Whites debut in December's 3-1 reverse at Stamford Bridge after frustrations with injuries since signing for Leeds from Real Sociedad but suffered a fresh setback in the defeat against the Blues.

The defender then picked up another injury upon his return to the team in January's 2-1 victory at Newcastle United but the 27-year-old has now played the full duration of three consecutive games.

The reverse fixture against Chelsea is next in Saturday lunch-time's Premier League clash at Elland Road and Llorente has provided a positive update in regards to his side's preparations to face the Blues.

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FLYING ALONG: Leeds United's Spanish international centre-back Diego Llorente, right, challenges striker Anwar El Ghazi during last weekend's 1-0 loss at home to Aston Villa. Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images.

Chelsea sit fourth in the table and are on a 12-game unbeaten run.

“The preparation is good,” said Llorente, speaking to LUTV.

“The team wants a different result than the result before, so we keep working, keep fighting to win and get the three points against Chelsea.

“It's a big challenge, it's a good moment to try to win, it's in a good dynamic now we have the confidence to try to win the match.”

Reflecting on his own recent progress, Llorente said: “I have been in an adapting period, but for me, it's good news.

“I am in the team three matches in a row, I want to help the team get the victories and get the three points.

“It's a big change, a change of country and change of life, but I am happy here. I try to understand all the adaptation, all the processes here, I am happy!”

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