Leicester City continues their quest for another Premier League title this week when they host Chelsea at home. The match schedules for Tuesday at King Power Stadium with a kickoff at 11: 15 pm.
Both teams head into the clash after previous victories in the league, with Leicester City overcoming Southampton 2-0. Chelsea took the spoils with a 1-0 win at Fulham in the enticing West London derby.
The Foxes showed an impressing dominant display against Stoke City in the FA Cup. The side prepared for a far tougher clash when they welcomed a European-chasing Southampton side to King Power on Saturday.
The Foxes had a frustrating night, especially for James Vardy looking to extend his scoring form. However, a riffled strike by James Maddison followed with another one by Hashley Barnes sealed the three points.
The Tuesday’s hosts leapfrogged over Liverpool in the standings with a second victory and remained above them following their draw to Manchester United. However, the side dropped to third after Manchester City cruised past Crystal Palace.
On the other hand, Chelsea ended their three-game winless streak with a desperate 1-0 win over Fulham. There continue to be troubling for Timo Werner, who is yet to the net after 11 Premier League meetings. The Blues currently remain four points off the Champions League places, with Man City and Tottenham taking maximum points during the weekend.
Leicester City vs. Chelsea Head to Head
Both sides have17 games against each other with Leicester taking home two wins while Chelsea with ten wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Leicester 2-0 Southampton
Stoke City 0-4 Leicester
Newcastle 1-2 Leicester
Crystal Palace 1-1 Leicester
Leicester City 2-2 Manchester United
Fulham 0-1 Chelsea
Chelsea 4-0 Morecambe
Chelsea 1-3 Man City
Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea
Chelsea 3-0 West Ham
Wolves 2-1 Chelsea
Leicester City Team News
Despite limping off during their clash with Southampton, Rogers assured the availability of the talisman this Tuesday. The only absentee through injury at the club is Dennis Praet. Ricardo Perreira made the first start of this Premier League season.
Chelsea Team News
Reece James and Andreas Christensen are back from their respective injuries. However, Ngo’lo Kante continues nursing a hamstring problem. Despite Rudiger’s assured performance against Fulham, Zouma looks set to come back to Thiago Silva’s defense. Given the injury woes, Christian Pulisic might start on the bench.
Prediction and Odds
Even though the home side failed to produce results, they are better off than their opponents in the final third.
Leicester City Win
Goals Over 2.5
Most Goals: 2H