Preview and Prediction
The Foxes is on the title race now, but once again the season is still far from over and consistency is always the key. This is what they have to work on to keep them in the race or at least in top four. This midweek, Brendan Rodgers’ men will be taking on Chelsea, which is in need of winning more than ever to save their campaign. The Blues are still stuck on the seventh with six point lower than them.
The teams’ updated news
Leicester sealed an important win last weekend when they dismantled Southampton 2-0. James Maddison’s strike from the narrow angle and Harvey Barnes’ goal made the difference from the Saints.
Chelsea, on the other hand, had to struggle to snatch a narrow win over Fulham in Craven Cottage. The winning goal came on the 78th minute as Mason Mount slotted it home taking advantage of the deflected ball in the penalty box.
Brendan Rodgers still opts for the 3-4-1-2 formation. James Maddison’s creativity will be useful to break the deadlock as well as providing assists to Harvey Barnes and possibly Cengiz Under or Ayoze Perez. Their top scorer Jamie Vardy might be sidelined due to his doubtful physical fitness. Another one ruled out for this fixture is Denis Praet.
Frank Lampard is still in favour of 4-3-3 formation with the transition to 4-2-3-1. Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic are the best option at the front to accompany Tammy Abraham and possibly Giroud at the second half. In the midfiled, Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic will be operating the midfield area supported by Mason Mount. Unfortunately, NGolo Kante will be missing the reunion with his former club in King Power here.
Players to watch
Apart from their attacking lines, the Foxes’ men who deserve the credit are the ones on the backline, the youngster Wesley Fofana, the skipper Kasper Schmeichel and the defensive midfielder Winfred Ndidi. They have been contributing as well as Vardy, Maddison and Barnes upfront.
The most notable signing in Stamford Bridge this season may be the German international Timo Werner with his four goals and assists in Premier League. Yet, the club’s current top scorer is still Tammy Abraham with six goals so far. Another key man to watch is the versatile Mason Mount who has netted two goals and contributed three assists so far.
Leicester vs Chelsea Prediction
Playing at their home turf shall motivate James Maddison and Co to pick up another maximum point here, while Frank Lampard’s side might be the less dominant one but with much better squad, they should be able to at least share one point with the host.