Chelsea vs Leicester predictions: Premier League preview & line-ups

101 Great Goals prediction: Chelsea 2-1 Leicester

Chelsea to beat Leicester 2-1 is 7/1 with Paddy Power

Chelsea will be hoping to temporarily move back above Manchester United before the Red Devils’ match on Monday night.

Neither side comes into this one in particularly hot form, although the Blues are unbeaten in nine.

Chelsea vs Leicester: Who will win?

Chelsea are overwhelming 1/4 favourites to win. Leicester are 11/1 and the draw is 5/1.

Back BTTS at 5/6, while the against is 4/5.

Back over 2.5 goals at 8/15.

Alvaro Morata is 13/5 to be the first goalscorer.

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Chelsea vs Leicester: Premier League preview

Last season’s winners Chelsea host the 2016 champions Leicester City to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Blues come into the match on the back of three consecutive draws, in which they’ve failed to score in the last two.

A disappointing goalless draw with Norwich in the third round of the FA Cup was followed up with the same scoreline Chelsea’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Arsenal on Wednesday.

Likewise, Leicester were also held to a 0-0 draw in the FA Cup by lower league opposition. League One side Fleetwood Town forced the Foxes to an unwanted replay.

Leicester have a pretty decent record on their travels this season. Only the top five sides in the table have scored more goals away from home than Leicester’s 18.

Chelsea won the reverse fixture 2-1 at the King Power Stadium in September. Goals from Alvaro Morata and N’Golo Kante gave Chelsea a 2-0 lead, before Jamie Vardy pulled one back from the penalty spot.

Vardy, of course, has a brilliant scoring record against the top 6.

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Chelsea team news vs Leicester

Eden Hazard’s late FA Cup withdrawal against Arsenal was purely tactical, Antonio Conte confirmed.

New midfield signing Ross Barkley is in “very good” condition but “needs a bit of time to work on the physical and tactical aspect” of Chelsea’s play.

Danny Drinkwater and N’Golo Kante, both Premier League title winners with the Foxes, are set to face their former side.

Leicester team news vs Chelsea

It’ll be something of a makeshift defence for Leicester, who are still without Danny Simpson, skipper Wes Morgan, and former Chelsea centre-back Robert Huth.

On a more positive note, Jamie Vardy and Christian Fuchs are over their groin problem and illness respectively.

Central midfielders Adrien Silva and Vincente Iborra are both available after injury worries.

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Chelsea predicted line-up vs Leicester

Predicted Chelsea XI vs Leicester

Predicted Chelsea XI vs Leicester

Leicester predicted line-up vs Chelsea

Predicted Leicester XI vs Chelsea

Predicted Leicester XI vs Chelsea

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