Chelsea are in fourth place in the Champions League, two points ahead of West Ham, who has a game in hand.

Chelsea travel to Elland Road to face Leeds United and stay in the Champions League. AP

A look at what’s happening in European football on Saturday:


Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham will miss the trip to Leeds after suffering a setback in training in his recovery from an ankle injury.

Defender Thiago Silva has seen a minor recurrence of a previous thigh problem and will therefore miss the Elland Road game too.

Chelsea are in fourth place in the Champions League, two points ahead of West Ham, who has a game in hand.

Everton is two points behind in their game against Burnley. Everton’s midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure has been out of the game for up to 10 weeks with a broken foot, while playmaker James Rodriguez won’t play again until next month due to a calf problem.

Manchester City are in first place with 14 points clear of Fulham, who have only lost one of their last seven games and are only in the relegation zone due to the goal difference.

West Bromwich Albion, eight points away from safety, face Crystal Palace after drawing four of their last eight league games. Palace is eight points ahead of the bottom three.


Leaders Atletico Madrid crosses the capital and meet Getafe, who want to strengthen their six-point lead over second-placed Barcelona in twelve remaining rounds. Diego Simeone insists that his Atletico team focus fully on the derby, which takes place four days before hosts Chelsea, who face a 1-0 deficit in the Champions League round of 16. Atlético have won their last six visits to Getafe without conceding a single goal.

Third-placed Real Madrid are eight points behind Atlético and can’t afford to slip up at Elche. Sergio Ramos and Eden Hazard are back for Madrid after long injury breaks.

Alavé hosts Cádiz have to end four straight defeats while Valladolid are at Osasuna and both are trying to get out of the relegation zone.


Two of the surprises in Serie A meet when eighth-placed Hellas Verona visits ninth-placed Sassuolo. The teams want to run in the late season and secure a place in the Europa League.

Filippo Inzaghi’s Benevento squad also welcomes Fiorentina, with the teams tied and trying to climb further from the drop zone. and Genoa host Udinese.


Werder Bremen welcomes Bayern Munich to the hotly contested pair in the Bundesliga. The clubs have met 109 times and Bremen has an urgent problem ahead of their 110th meeting – how to stop Bayern star Robert Lewandowski. The Polish striker has scored 31 goals from 24 rounds and joins Gerd Müller’s 49-year record of 40 in one season. There are ten laps remaining, including this weekend.

Bremen has created a breathing space in the fight against relegation with two wins and one draw from the last three games. Florian Kohfeldt’s team is 11 points ahead of the relegation zone. Bayern’s lead has been reduced to two points, and with second place in Leipzig in a six-game win in the league, they can’t afford to slip up. (Leipzig will play fourth place against Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.)

Borussia Dortmund welcomes Hertha Berlin in the late game on Saturday. Union Berlin also welcomes Cologne, Freiburg visits Mainz and Wolfsburg receives last place Schalke.


Jorge Sampaoli will take on his second game for Marseille when they face Brest at home. The Argentine coach will be hoping for an improved performance after a late goal sealed a midweek home win against a struggling Rennes.

Sampaoli has 10 games to run a late attack and bring Marseille to the Europa League and he will hope playmaker Dimitri Payet regains his best form to support this push.

If Marseille loses at the Stade Velodrome, Angers can move tied with a home win over Saint-Etienne just above the relegation zone.

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