Chelsea vs Leicester betting tips: Premier League preview & predictions

Chelsea vs Leicester 101 Great Goals prediction: Chelsea 3-1 Leicester

After their difficult start to the season, Chelsea and Frank Lampard will be looking to get back on track with a win against top-six contenders Leicester.

The Blues were embarrassingly beaten by Manchester United 4-0 in their Premier League season opener on Sunday.

That was then followed up by a better performance against Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup, but they were ultimately beaten on penalties.

With Lampard knowing how it works at Chelsea, he’ll be desperate to get his first win on the board.

Meanwhile, Leicester started their season with a mediocre result against fellow top-six contenders Wolves.

The pair played out a 0-0 draw at the King Power, despite Leicester dominating proceedings.

Brendan Rodgers will no doubt be hoping to complete a smash and grab against his former employers this weekend.

Chelsea vs Leicester: Who will win?

As expected by almost everyone, Chelsea will go into this clash as the favourite.

The Blues may not have started the season brightly, but they are still being tipped for a decent season.

As a result, they are priced at 7/10 to win the game against Leicester.

Meanwhile, the Foxes go into the game at odds of 15/4.

A draw, which could be an attractive option considering Chelsea’s struggles of late, is priced at 29/10.

Though, we predict a 3-1 win for Lampard’s men and that can be found at an attractive 14/1.

Chelsea also dominate the goalscorer market ahead of Sunday.

Despite his costly penalty miss against Liverpool, Tammy Abraham is the favourite to score first at 4/1.

Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud follow with odds of 9/2.

Jamie Vardy is priced at 11/2, while we think James Maddison to net first at 11/1 is a very tempting bet.


MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY – AUGUST 03: Christian Pulisic of FC Chelsea looks on during the pre-season friendly match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and FC Chelsea at Borussia-Park on August 3, 2019 in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

Chelsea vs Leicester match preview

It really hasn’t been the start to life at Chelsea Frank Lampard had hoped for.

There was plenty of optimism during pre-season, with the Blues looking pretty impressive throughout.

However, their opening weekend loss to Manchester United certainly brought everyone back down to earth.

Chelsea were comfortably beaten by the Red Devils, with Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side putting four goals past them.

Marcus Rashford scored two, while Anthony Martial and Daniel James also got on the scoresheet.

That would certainly have dampened the optimism slightly but there was a chance to redeem themselves on Wednesday night.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – AUGUST 14: Tammy Abraham of Chelsea takes a penalty in a shootout during the UEFA Super Cup match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Vodafone Park on August 14, 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

Chelsea faced off against Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup, looking to put the Man United loss behind them.

To an extent, they did that.

The Blues played some brilliant football at times and went toe-to-toe with the Champions League winners.

Though, they would eventually fall short on penalties.

Tammy Abraham’s penalty was saved by stand-in goalkeeper Adrian.

Despite that loss, there were many encouraging signs that Lampard will soon get his team playing the way he wants.

Now, he and the Chelsea fans will be hoping to kick-start the season this weekend.

 

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Can the Foxes stun Lampard’s Blues?

Much like Chelsea, there was much optimism in the summer surrounding Leicester City.

Since Brendan Rodgers joined the club midway through last season, the Foxes have been pretty impressive.

The Foxes only lost three of their last 11 games in the previous Premier League season, winning six of those.

That optimism continued during the off-season when Leicester made a splash in the transfer market.

Rodgers brought in Ayoze Perez from Newcastle, secured Youri Tielemans on a permanent deal, signed Dennis Praet to add extra creativity and brought in James Justin for competition at right-back.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 30: Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Leicester City acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Leicester City and AFC Bournemouth at The King Power Stadium on March 30, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

All in all, that’s a pretty solid window for the Foxes. Despite the loss of Harry Maguire for big money to Manchester United.

Though, it may take some time for Leicester to find the right formula.

Rodgers often used a 4-1-4-1 system in pre-season and went with it during their opening game against Wolves.

It certainly worked in terms of dominating the game, but Leicester were just not clinical enough.

The Foxes finished the game with an impressive 70% possession, having also had double the total shots Wolves managed.

While it will no doubt be harder to dominate proceedings at Stamford Bridge, Brendan Rodgers and his side will be looking to keep the ball and be productive with it.

 

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Chelsea team news vs Leicester

Lampard will have to manage his squad after the clash on Wednesday.

After his impressive performance in the Super Cup, N’Golo Kante should feature in his first Premier League game of the season.

The Frenchman did not start the clash with Manchester United on the opening weekend.

Olivier Giroud could also replace Tammy Abraham after his goal against Liverpool.

Meanwhile, Pedro could be rested having played 120 minutes in the game on Wednesday, with Willian the obvious candidate to replace him.

Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek will both miss the game due to long-term injuries.

Leicester team news vs Chelsea

Thankfully for Brendan Rodgers, Leicester will have no fresh injury concerns going into this game.

Filip Benkovic is the only player who will miss the clash.

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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