Travis Kelce arrives for Chiefs vs Bengals with Taylor Swift set to watch on as Kansas City looks to bounce back from Christmas Day defeat to the Raiders

The Super Bowl champions can seal a playoff berth with a win or tie on Sunday
They were dealt a huge setback after a 20-14 defeat in Las Vegas last weekend

Travis Kelce has arrived at Arrowhead ahead of the Kansas City Chiefs’ crucial New Year’s Eve outing against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Chiefs are still yet to clinch a playoff berth after their shock defeat by the Las Vegas Raiders on Christmas Day, which saw Kelce and Co beaten 20-14 in front of their own supporters.

Despite that setback, Kansas City knows that a win or tie against Cincinnati will be enough to seal a place in the playoffs, while defeats elsewhere for the Raiders and the Denver Broncos could get them over the line even if they slump to a second straight loss on Sunday.

Kelce is expected to be cheered on in the stands by girlfriend Taylor Swift, who looks set to make her second appearance at Arrowhead in the space of a week.

The pop sensation has been in attendance for three straight Chiefs defeats, having also watched her boyfriend’s team lose against the Buffalo Bills and the Green Bay Packers earlier this month.

Travis Kelce has arrived at Arrowhead ahead of the Kansas City Chiefs’ crucial New Year’s Eve outing against the Cincinnati Bengals
Kelce and the Chiefs are looking to bounce back from their Christmas Day defeat by the Las Vegas Raiders

His girlfriend Taylor Swift is expected to attend yet another Kansas City game on Sunday

The reigning Super Bowl champions haven’t produced their usual form this season, falling to 9-6 following the Christmas Day loss to the Raiders.

And as their offense has stumbled so has Kelce, with the legendary tight end not proving the same difference-maker he has in recent years.

Amid the Chiefs’ offensive woes, many critics have pointed the finger at Kelce’s new girlfriend Swift – but his trainer, Andrew Spruill, has branded those accusations ‘ludicrous’.

Instead, Spruill, who lives down in Florida, named Kelce’s health as the reason behind his struggles.

‘He started off hurt and missed game one,’ Spruill told the Palm Beach Post. ‘Two days before the game, he hyperextended his knee at practice.’

Kelce suffered a hyperextended knee in practice just days before the Chiefs opener against the Detroit Lions.

Kelce could not inspire his team to victory as they fell to a shock 20-14 by the Raiders

He was initially feared to miss the entire season but in a boost to Kansas City, only ended up being ruled out for the Week 1 loss.

‘He’s been as healthy as you can be for an NFL player for his career,’ Spruill added. ‘Rookie year he missed but hadn’t missed a game until this year.

‘That, plus a new offense, and receivers they have, it hasn’t come together as it was expected to. It definitely put a damper on his typical production.’