Chelsea vs Leicester City
Tuesday’s marquee Premier League tie will see Chelsea face off with Leicester City for the second time in less than a week.
The sides of course met in the FA Cup final over the weekend, with the Foxes having come out on top thanks to a brilliant Youri Tielemans strike.
Tuesday’s game, though, is arguably just as, if not more important for Chelsea, as they have not yet secured a Champions League berth, with two games to play.
The Blues will kick off on Tuesday sitting 4th in the Premier League, two points behind Leicester in 3rd. The Londoners, though, are also just one point clear of Liverpool, who boast a considerably handier end to the campaign, with fixtures vs Burnley and Crystal Palace to come.
Why Kai Havertz is missing Chelsea’s meeting with Leicester
Ahead of kick-off, both sides of course released their starting line-ups a short time ago.
Given the importance of the game to Chelsea in particular, it was unsurprising to see Thomas Tuchel field a pretty strong XI, with Edouard Mendy and Ben Chilwell both back in from the off:
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 18, 2021
One fairly notable absentee from not only the club’s starting eleven, but also their matchday squad, however, was Kai Havertz.
The German regularly finds himself on the bench due to the Londoners’ wealth of attacking options. His complete omission from Chelsea’s squad, though, seemed odd.
An explanation for Havertz’s absence on Tuesday, however, has since been provided, with it reported that the midfielder is dealing with a slight hamstring issue:
— Carrie Brown 💙 (@CarrieBrownTV) May 18, 2021
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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