Chelsea are set to visit King Power stadium on Saturday, 09 September 2017 as they take on 2015-16 champions Leicester City in the premier league which kicks off at around 3:00 p.m uk time which means no tv coverage in the UK. However we will have match highlights of the game right here on this page after the match. Leicester City needs to do better than what they did against Chelsea last season losing both premier league matches 3-0 while Chelsea must not drop points to keep them close to title challengers.
Leicester City vs Chelsea Preview: Chelsea have dominated Leicester City over the last 15 months winning both their premier league games 3-0 in their title winning campaign. However this season Antonio Conte’s men have started on the backfoot and Leicester will be confident of getting something from this game on Saturday.
Leicester City 0-3 Chelsea – January 2014
[ 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
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