Leicester City vs. Chelsea: Premier League – Match Preview

Premier League champions Leicester City entertain Chelsea in Saturday’s evening fixture game.

Leicester City progressed in the FA Cup, recovering from a goal down to beat Everton in the Third Round.

They started 2017 with a goalless draw away at Middlesbrough, however they remain in trouble at the wrong end of the table.

Chelsea’s 13 game winning streak in the league came to an end away at Tottenham, with Dele Alli’s brace securing a 2-0 success.

They did progress in the FA Cup though, easing past Peterborough at Stamford Bridge, despite John Terry’s red card.

Enhanced match odds

Chelsea to beat Leicester City: 8/1 with Betfair*

Chelsea to beat Leicester City: 8/1 with Paddy Power*

Chelsea to beat Leicester City: 33/1 with Coral*

Premier League form: Leicester City W1 D2 L2; Chelsea W4 D1 L0
Premier League top scorers
Leicester City – Islam Slimani & Jamie Vardy 5 goals each
Chelsea – Diego Costa 14 goals

Match history
Chelsea thrashed Leicester City 3-0 earlier in the season, with Diego Costa among the scorers.

The meeting last season turned out to be Jose Mourinho’s last in charge of Chelsea, following a 2-1 loss at the King Power Stadium.

Last five Premier League meetings
Chelsea 3 Leicester City 0 – 15/10/16
Chelsea 1 Leicester City 1 – 15/05/16
Leicester City 2 Chelsea 1 – 14/12/15
Leicester City 1 Chelsea 3 – 29/04/15
Chelsea 2 Leicester City 0 – 23/08/14

Both teams to score – 10/11 with Bet 365

Team news
Leicester will be without their Algerian pair of Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani who are at the African Cup of Nations.

They could line up with a 4-3-3 formation here, with new signing Wilfried Ndidi featuring after impressing at Goodison Park.

Chelsea are set to name the same side that lost at Tottenham, with Pedro keeping Willian out of the side.

Terry is banned, however hasn’t featured in the league during Chelsea’s record run.

Expected starting XI’s
Leicester City (4-3-3): Schmeichel; Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs; Drinkwater, Amartey, Ndidi; Albrighton, Vardy, Musa
Chelsea (3-4-3): Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Hazard, Costa, Pedro

Predictions

Result: Chelsea (33/1 with Coral)*

Correct Score: 1-2 (8/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Diego Costa (Evens with Winner)

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