English Premier League: Leicester City vs Chelsea Match Preview
Chelsea make the trip to face Leicester City at the King Power Stadium having recorded back-to-back wins over Tottenham Hotspur and Everton in the Premier League.
The Foxes host the defending champions having already lost to both Arsenal and Manchester United on the road, but the East Midlands outfit are a different proposition in front of their own supporters.
Antonio Conte’s defending champions travel to Leicester – unlikely heroes of the 2015-16 season – with Italian coach putting his side well on the road to recovery.
The Blues lost their opening game of the new campaign 3-2 at home to Burnley, but wins against Tottenham and Everton have seen Chelsea get back on track.
Match Details :
Date : 9th September, 2017
Time : 15:00 BST/19:30 IST
Venue : King Power Stadium
TV Brodcast : Star Sports Select HD 1 (India)
Live Streaming Link : www.Ronaldo7.net
Squad and Team News :
Eden Hazard is in contention for a return to Conte’s squad after making his first competitive start of the season in Belgium’s 9-0 win against Gibraltar during the international break.
The forward scored one goal and assisted another, but is unlikely to start yet for Chelsea given Conte’s stringent fitness requirements.
Drinkwater is available for the Blues following his late move to the Bridge, but is lacking match fitness after missing the start of Leicester’s season amid the transfer speculation.
Gary Cahill remains suspended, but will serve the final game of his three-match ban against Leicester.
Leicester City :
Aleksandar Dragovic is an option for Shakespeare’s Leicester following his loan move from Bayer Leverkusen.
The Foxes are still awaiting international clearance over a £22million deal for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Adrien Silva, who would likely start in the centre should the deal receive approval.
Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs, Mahrez, James, Silva, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy
Chelsea XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Fabregas Alonso; Willian, Morata, Pedro
Head to Head Records :
Total No of Matches : 109
Chelsea won : 54
Leicester City Won : 25
Draw : 30