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Leicester vs Chelsea Prediction & Match Preview

 

Leicester vs Chelsea Prediction & Match Preview

Leicester vs Chelsea
England – Premier League
Date: Tuesday, 19 January 2021
Kick-off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Venue: King Power Stadium.

All eyes will be on King Power Stadium when Leicester City and Chelsea face each other in the Premier League derby. 

The Foxes recorded a routine 2-0 win over Ings-less Southampton, with the team extending their winning run in all competitions to three games. 

Despite failing to find the net at the weekend, Jamie Vardy will be the man to watch in the home team. Midfielder Dennis Praet is sidelined with injury, while Vardy should be fully fit to face the Blues.

Frank Lampard’s troops aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Fulham. 

The capital club are determined to regain their spot in top four, but beating Leicester at King Power Stadium is easier said than done. 

A close encounter is on the cards, and we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Frank Lampard has a full squad to choose from.


Leicester vs Chelsea: Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Leicester Chelsea played so far 25 matches.
Leicester won 4 direct matches. Chelsea won 14 matches. 7 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 3.04 goals per Match.

Leicester vs Chelsea Prediction

Leicester in actual season average scored 1.86 goals per match. In 12 (85.71%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 7 (50.00%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Chelsea average scored 2.11 goals per match in season 2021. In 11 (78.57%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 8 (57.14%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Leicester stalwart Vardy limped off in the final few minutes against Southampton with a hip problem, but Rodgers has expressed optimism over his availability for the visit of Chelsea as he looks to add to his strong scoring record against the big six.

Vardy's expected return would leave Dennis Praet as the hosts' only confirmed absentee through injury, with Ricardo Pereira making the squad for the first time in the Premier League this season on Saturday.

However, James Justin and Timothy Castagne should reprise their regular roles in the defence, and even though Wesley Fofana picked up a yellow card before being hauled off in the 53rd minute against Southampton, he is expected to line up alongside Jonny Evans once more.

Chelsea defenders Reece James and Andreas Christensen are both back in the fold following injuries, but N'Golo Kante continues to nurse a hamstring problem and will miss out this week.

James should come back in for the veteran Cesar Azpilicueta at right-back, and Christensen may not earn a recall to the defence, but Kurt Zouma is expected to despite Antonio Rudiger's assured performance against Fulham.

Jorginho did not enjoy the best of evenings at Fulham and Lampard could opt to bring Billy Gilmour in with Kante sidelined, while Tammy Abraham will hope to earn a start over Olivier Giroud for this crunch match.

Lampard may not want to risk Christian Pulisic from the first whistle again given his injury woes, and the Blues manager admitted that Callum Hudson-Odoi deserved to start against Fulham, so the young Englishman could return here.

Starting lineups:


Match officials

Referee: Craig Pawson. Assistants: Ian Hussin, Sian Massey-Ellis. Fourth official: Jonathan Moss. VAR: Andre Marriner. Assistant VAR: Stephen Child.


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