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Leicester City journey to Stamford Bridge on Thursday for the Premier League showdown with home side Chelsea.
View all of the Chelsea v Leicester City predictions, poll and stats below (plus the best game odds).
Chelsea prepare for this match coming off the back of a 0-0 FA Cup draw against Liverpool.
In that match, Chelsea had 47% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. At the other end, Liverpool had 17 shots at goal with 2 on target. After a tense 5-6 penalty shootout, Liverpool were victorious.
Their most recent results reveal that there has been much resilience in the Chelsea backline. Chelsea have been mean at the back, resulting in the total number of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their previous 6 games standing at 4. We will just have to see if that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Leading up to this clash, Chelsea:
- have not been beaten in the league by Leicester City in their previous 2 matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
Leicester City come into this game after a 1-5 Premier League win in the defeat of Watford in their previous fixture.
In that match, Leicester City had 59% possession and 13 shots at goal with 7 on target. For Leicester City, the scorers were James Maddison (18'), Jamie Vardy (22', 70') and Harvey Barnes (46', 86'). At the other end, Watford got 13 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. João Pedro (6') was the scorer for Watford.
Looking at their form, and Leicester City have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 8 goals in total. Defensively, Leicester City seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Ahead of this meeting, Leicester City have not won against Chelsea when having played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 01/02/2020 tells us that Chelsea have won 3 of them and Leicester City 2, with the tally of draws being 1.
A total of 14 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 8 of them from The Blues and 6 created by The Foxes. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
Team News: Chelsea
Regarding absentees, there’s just the sole fitness concern for the Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel to be concerned with due to a largely intact group of players. Ben Chilwell (Fitness) is out of contention.
We think that The Blues look set to go for a 3-4-2-1 system for the game, handing starts to Edouard Mendy, Trevoh Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Antonio Ruediger, Reece James, N'Golo Kante, Jorginho, Marcos Alonso, Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic and Romelu Lukaku.
Team News: Leicester City
From a largely available group of players, there’s only the lone fitness problem for the Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers to contend with. Wilfred Ndidi (Knee Injury) misses out for this game.
It’s our belief that The Foxes appear most likely to utilise a 3-1-4-2 formation, starting the game with Kasper Schmeichel, Daniel Amartey, Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, Nampalys Mendy, Timothy Castagne, James Maddison, K. Dewsbury-Hall, Luke Thomas, Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho.
It seems to us that Leicester City will need to play some great football to be scoring even one goal against a Chelsea side who look set to really dictate the terms of this match.
We’re going for a commanding 3-0 victory for Chelsea when all is said and done.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stamford Bridge (40,853)
Captain: César Azpilicueta
Chairman: Bruce Buck
Manager: Thomas Tuchel
Competitions: Premier League position 3, FA Cup (Final), EFL Cup (Final), UEFA Super Cup (Final)
🔑 Key Player: Mason Mount
Customarily used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Mason Mount was born in Portsmouth, England. Having played his first senior match for Vitesse in the 2017 - 2018 season, the gifted Midfielder has bagged 11 league goals in the Premier League 2021 - 2022 campaign so far from a total of 31 appearances.