Chelsea visited King Power Stadium on Saturday evening for the Premier League game against defending league champions Leicester City. Chelsea came into the game amid fears over Diego Costa’s future and he was left off from the starting lineup by Antonio Conte. Chelsea started strong scoring early goal inside first 7 minutes thanks to goal from Marcos Alonso who was not done yet as he grabbed another just after the break to make it 2-0.
Leicester City 0-3 Chelsea Highlights
[ English Premier League 2017 Match ]
06′ 0 – 1 Marcos Alonso scored with a superb curled finished after Hazard layed off a perfect ball inside the box.
51′ 0 – 2 Marcos Alonso was on target again at the start of second half.
71′ 0 – 3 Pedro Rodriguez
Leicester City vs Chelsea Preview: Chelsea started the season strong but have been found out recently losing back to back league games against Liverpool and Arsenal leaving them out of the title race, but a win against Leicester on Sunday will get them right back into the mix atleast for a few hours.
Chelsea 3-0 Leicester City – 15 October 2016
[ English premier League 2016-17 ]
07′ 1 – 0 Diego Costa scores seven minutes into the first half to put Chelsea 1-0 in lead as Leicester crumble away from home yet again.
33′ 2 – 0 Eden Hazard made it 2-0 to pretty much settle the game as Leicester endures another terrible first half outing.
80′ 3 – 0 Victor Moses scores in second half after incredible one-two on the edge of the box and a neat finish to make it 3-0.
Vardy and Okazaki are expected to lead the forward line for Leicester City while Albrighton and Mehraz will be deployed on either wing, Drinkwater and Kante should take up central midfield roles. Simpson and Fuchs should keep their place as fullbacks with Morgan and Huth playing in central defence roles.
As far as Chelsea is concerned they don’t have major injury worries and we can expect the usual forward line with Costa leading the trio of Willian, Hazard and Oscar in attacking roles. Fabregas might start in central midfield alongside Matic. This is how I expect both teams to lineup tonight.
Predictions: Its so unreal for a team who was battling relegation last season to be challenging for the title while defending champions Chelsea struggling, sacking managers, players revolt and what not. This premier league season has been bonkers and there is no more fitting game than new champions visiting defending champions in their own backyard. I am going with a 2-1 Leicester win.
Previous Match Review: Absolute cracking game in the fourth round of League Cup match between Chelsea and Leicester City. English Champions Leicester found themselves leading 2-0 in 35 minute at the King Power Stadium and Antonio Conte men were starring at second consecutive defeat but Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta scored either side of the break to turn things around. Watch match highlights of this game right here.
Chelsea 4-2 Leicester City Highlights
[ English League Cup 2016 Round 4 ]
17′ 1 – 0 Shinji Okazaki scored inside first 17 minue to put Leicester in lead.
34′ 2 – 0 Shinji Okazaki was at it again just after the half hour mark when his scuffed shot found a way into the back of the net.
45′ 2 – 1 Gary Cahill scored just before the break to make get Chelsea back into the match.
50′ 2 – 2 Cesar Azpilicueta turned things around with a second Chelsea gol.
92′ 2 – 3 Cesc Fabregas
94′ 2 – 4 Cesc Fabregas