Chelsea vs Leicester Preview and Prediction:

 Competitors Premier League
Begin Date 13 Jan 2018 – 15:00 GMT
Venue Stamford Bridge
 Referee Mike Jones

the earlier two Premier league champions face off on saturday as chelsea host leicester at stamford bridge.

antonio conte’s 2016-17 title winners host 2015-16 champions leicester, though neither facet is presumably to lift the trophy this season with manchester metropolis going for working away on the highest of the desk.

nonetheless there’s nonetheless lots to play for this time period, with chelsea searching for to leapfrog manchester united into second neighborhood and claude puel’s foxes aiming to place distance between themselves and the underside half of the desk.

HEAD TO HEAD

Chelsea Matches Win Draw Lose
General 22 14 four four
Residence 11 eight 1 2
Away 11 6 three 2
Leicester Metropolis Matches Win Draw Lose
General 22 eight 6 eight
Residence 11 5 2 four
Away 11 three four four

TEAM NEWS

 Chelsea

ross barkley will probably be obtainable for antonio conte following his arrival from everton, regardless that his functionality absence is the italian’s solely harm downside.
gary cahill and tiemoue bakayoko might are available in for antonio rudiger and danny drinkwater from the xi that commenced the Zero-Zero carabao cup draw with the gunners.

 Leicester

danny simpson is dominated out for the foxes, which implies daniel amartey must protect at right-back, whereas wes morgan and robert huth each miss out.
yohan benalouane might start alongside harry maguire on the coronary heart of the leicester defence, whereas there’s superb information for the away facet as claude puel has confirmed jamie vardy is on the market this weekend.
christian fuchs has overcome sickness and is on the market to function right here, whereas adrien silva and vicente iborra are additionally over their harm points.

RECENT FORMS

  TEAM FORM
    W W D W W D
    W L D L L W

MISSING PLAYERS

 Chelsea

Participant Standing
Ross Barkley   Uncertain

 Leicester

Participant Standing
Danny Simpson   Out
Wes Morgan   Out
Christian Fuchs   Uncertain
Robert Huth   Out
Vicente Iborra   Uncertain
Jamie Vardy   Uncertain
Adrien Silva   Uncertain

 

Anticipated Lineups Of Chelsea vs Leicester

 Chelsea

Courtois; Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta; Moses, Kante, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso; Hazard, Morata

 Leicester

Schmeichel; Amartey, Dragovic, Maguire, Fuchs; Albrighton, Ndidi, Iborra, Grey; Mahrez; Vardy

Prediction

leicester placed on a powerful efficiency of their final Premier league recreation in opposition to huddersfield, nonetheless the foxes have misplaced their two league fixtures on the highway.

chelsea, alternatively, have gained their final seven top-flight fits at stamford bridge, and we’re tipping the reigning champions to collect another three factors on saturday afternoon.

Prediction: 2-Zero

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