Leicester City will be welcoming a shaky Chelsea team to the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.
LEICESTER CITY VS CHELSEA PREVIEW:
Leicester will be heading to the match after grabbing a comfortable win against Southampton. They now sit 3rd in the table, with only 2 points separating them from the top. If they win the fixture, they will hop ahead of Manchester United temporarily.
Chelsea will have to get their mojo back which they had from at the start of the season. They currently sit 7th in the table and will have to perform consistently to get back into the top-4. They were on a winless streak that started before Christmas. The streak was ended with a tough win over Fulham. But the win won’t give any respite as their inability to dominate the 10-man team will be a headache for Frank Lampard.
It will be a difficult task for The Blues as the hosts are high on confidence and are on a 6-match unbeaten run.
Given their recent meets, Leicester is the favoured side. They are unbeaten against Chelsea in their previous 5 meets. Although 4 of them were ended in a draw. Chelsea also has a piece of positive news on the other hand. They have lost only 1 of the last 8 away games against the host. Their unbeaten away run is now 4 games since they lost 2-1 in 2015.
If Leicester is able to win the match, they will be winning 3 matches in a row at the start of the calendar year for the first time since 2014.
Leicester City’s PL form: L L W W L W D D W W
Chelsea’s PL form: W D W L L W L D L W
LEICESTER CITY VS CHELSEA TEAM NEWS:
The Foxes has only one injured player who will not be available for the clash, Dennis Praet. Nampalys Mendy who was out due to a neck injury will be back in his squad.
Their main arsenal, Jamie Vardy was seen limping off in the final minutes of the game against Southampton. But the boss, Brendan Rodgers is remaining optimistic and expects him to be fit for the match.
Chelsea has good news and bad news. The prior being they have no injuries other than N’Golo Kante’s hamstring injury who also served his suspension period in the time being. But the bad news is, despite having a completely fit team, only a handful of them step-up during the game. None of Lampard’s big-money signings has established themselves, which is really worrying.
PREDICTED LINE-UPS AND SCORE:
Leicester might be going with the same squad as they have been consistent throughout.
Frank Lampard will be making a few changes up front as he cannot depend on Timo Werner and Kai Havertz for the time being.
Leicester City 3-1 Chelsea
It can go either way, but looking at their current forms, Leicester is far more consistent as compared to their opponents.