Leicester City vs Chelsea Predictions and Betting Tips
Leicester City vs Chelsea key stats
- Both sides recorded 1-1 draws last time out, Chelsea at home to Burnley, Leicester away to Leeds.
- Prior to their draw last time, Chelsea scored 10 goals in their last two matches as they smashed Norwich 7-0 at home and beat Newcastle 3-0 away.
- Prior to their draw last time out, Leicester lost 2-0 at home to a resurgent Arsenal which ended a four-game unbeaten streak.
- Chelsea is undefeated away from home in the Premier League, winning four and drawing one, while scoring ten goals and conceding just one.
An excellent week for Jonny 👏 pic.twitter.com/PXRBdr3j8S
— Leicester City (@LCFC) November 17, 2021
Leicester aiming to bounce back
Leicester is as close to the relegation zone as they are to the Top Four, but a win could see them in the European places depending on other results, showing how tight the league currently is, despite recent struggles for the Foxes.
Star striker Jamie Vardy, is now scoreless in his last four matches in all competitions, missing a penalty along the way in a Europa League 1-1 home draw against Spartak Moscow.
Although Chelsea have dominated the head-to-head between the two sides, honours have been even in the last five matches with each team winning their most recent home matches and the other three matches drawn.
Back to it this weekend! 💪 pic.twitter.com/2AISKJxaEb
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 17, 2021
Chelsea aiming to pressurize the chasing pack
Thomas Tuchel’s charges have been one of the form sides of the last six games, amassing 13 points during that span and scoring 13 goals while conceding just one.
Kai Havertz has led the line for Chelsea with Romelu Lukaku missing the last three Premier League matches. Havertz scored first last time out against Burnley and also on Sunday for Germany versus Armenia.
One of the knocks on Chelsea last season was the lack of a prolific striker, however, with their main man Lukaku out for the past few games the Blues have managed just fine.
Leicester City vs Chelsea predictions
Chelsea is unbeaten away from home and averaging 2.6 points per match which is joint best in the Premier League with West Ham.
The draw against Burnley before the international break may have been a coupon buster for many, but with some of Chelsea’s stars on top form for their countries, we expect Chelsea to come back firing on all cylinders and take the three points in the early kick-off.
Chelsea have proven themselves to be quick starters as in four of Chelsea’s last five Premier League matches, they have led at half-time. We expect Chelsea to get the jump on a Leicester team struggling for goals and also recommend backing Chelsea to be winning at half-time.
Leicester City vs Chelsea team news
Leicester City team news
The main concern for Leicester is whether Belgian midfielder, Youri Tielemans will be fit after pulling out of international duty due to a calf injury.
However, with James Maddison returning off the bench against Leeds, he could be in contention for a starting berth.
Chelsea team news
Mateo Kovacic, Timo Werner and Marcos Alonso all miss out due to injury. However, there may be a return to the squad for record signing, Lukaku.
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