Reasons for Chelsea vs Leicester City Tips
Champions of Premier League from previous two seasons are far away from that success in this one, clash at Stamford Bridge has a lesser character this year compared to the last two. Conte must chase Champions League and position in a league that leads to a European strongest contest, while Leicester will be thrilled to catch some place in any European competition. The Foxes are not near the relegation zone, and they are happy with that from now if they get something more this season that is an extra bonus.
Conte’s boys are playing outstanding this season with minor oscillations in their performances, but still, they are so far away from leaders in Premiership they can only dream about catching up with them. Chelsea has no defeat in eight consecutive games. They conceded just two goals so far in second halftimes at Stamford Bridge this season. The Pensioners hit the net in all periods of matches at home. Kante, Hazard, Morata, and Alonso are leading this team, and they are always threat for every team, not just in England. Antonio Conte has won 25 of his opening 30 home Premier League matches; no manager in the competition has won more of their first 30. He will not have Barkley in a protocol for this encounter.
Leicester City Preview
The Foxes are far from a form of season 2015/16, but they are playing better and better until the beginning of the season. They scored the first goal in a match in four out of last five games. Also, they played four out of previous five meetings with more than 2.5 goals. Significant loss for the Foxes will be Mahrez’s transfer to the Liverpool and Leicester needs a new leader in the middle of the pitch. Leicester City has both scored and conceded in 14 of their 22 PL matches this season, more than any other side. Jamie Vardy has scored more Premier League goals against “Big Six” opposition than any other player (22 goals in 41 appearances) since August 2014.Morgan and Simpson will not play this clash.
Chelsea vs Leicester City Head to Head
Both sides scored at least one goal in matches between each other in five out of last seven their games. Leicester City has fourteen consecutive games without a clean sheet against the Pensioners. Chelsea is without a defeat for five meetings versus the Foxes. They also have four wins in a row against this opponent. Chelsea has lost only one of their last 11 meetings with Leicester City in the Premier League (W9 D1 L1). The recent meeting ended with a victory of the Pensioners with result 1-2 at King Power Stadium in September last year.
Predictions and Betting Tips for Chelsea vs Leicester City
Our first suggestion is more than 2.5 goals. Chelsea after two matches in Cups of England want to manage some victory and break period of draws. They will attack from the very beginning and Morata and Hazard will step up here. Our second suggestion is Chelsea to win with a handicap -1. The Pensioners must stay focus to stay in a place in a table, they are just five points away from Tottenham which is in a fifth place.