Leicester City vs. Chelsea: Premier League – Match Preview

Chelsea travel to Leicester City on Saturday looking to build on a good recent run.

Leicester City were beaten 2-0 at Old Trafford prior to the international break, despite Kasper Schmeichel’s penalty save to deny Romelu Lukaku.

Second half strikes from substitutes Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini extended Manchester United’s perfect start to the season.

Chelsea eased past Everton a fortnight ago, with Alvaro Morata scoring one and assisting another for the Blues.

Cesc Fabregas opened the scoring on his return from suspension, with Chelsea firmly putting their opening day defeat to Burnley behind them.

Match history
Chelsea won both meetings 3-0 last year on route to their second Premier League title in three years.

Marcos Alonso scored twice for the Blues in the fixture last year, with Pedro adding a late third.

Last five Premier League meetings
Leicester City 0 Chelsea 3 – 14/01/17
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 DNB – 1/3 with Bet 365

Team news
Riyad Mahrez remains at the club having failed to force through a deadline day move.

Leicester could name the same XI that lost away to Manchester United, meaning Matty James will continue in midfield.

Gary Cahill completes the final of a three game ban for Chelsea, meaning Antonio Rudiger will feature in a back three.

Eden Hazard featured for Belgium during the international break and could make his first start of the league campaign.

Expected starting XI’s
Leicester City (4-4-2): Schmeichel; Simpson, Maguire, Morgan, Fuchs; Mahrez, Ndidi, James, Albrighton; Okazaki, Vardy
Chelsea (3-4-3): Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso; Hazard, Morata, Willian

Predictions

Result: Chelsea (4/5 with 888 Sport)

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

Anytime Goalscorer: Marcos Alonso (27/5 with 888 Sport)

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