Chelsea are going to face Leicester City on Saturday in the Premier League. The match is going to be really important for the Blues as Maurizio Sarri’s side will be desperate to win the match to keep pressure on Tottenham Hotspur in the League Table. After an emphatic win against Manchester City, Chelsea secured their win over Brighton and Hove Albion too in the previous weekend. Now they will try to get an easy win over Leicester City in this weekend.
Both the sides have their matches in the midweek in the Carabao Cup. Leicester City held Manchester City till the 90 minutes. However poor penalty taking by their players led them down in that match. On the other hand, Chelsea edged past Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup match on Wednesday with a lone goal of Eden Hazard.
Team News :
The Blues will miss the service of Andreas Christensen in this match. The young centre back was taken off at the 81st minute of the match in the Carabao Cup. On the other hand, Alvaro Morata just returned to the training ground. So, the star Spanish footballer might not be ready to take part in this match against Leicester City.
Alvaro Morata missed the match against Manchester City in a tactical ground. Maurizio Sarri wished to play with Eden Hazard at a central role and Eden Hazard was successful in that new role. In the next match against Mol Vidi FC, Alvaro Morata picked up an injury and that’s why the Spanish centre-forward was sidelined in the match against Brighton and Hove Albion.
Eden Hazard started as the false nine in the match against Brighton and Hove Albion. The Belgian winger scored one goal and assisted in another Goal of the Blues in this match. It is expected that Eden Hazard will again start as the false nine against Leicester City too at the Stamford Bridge. Willian and Pedro are going to be deployed at both the flanks. Kepa Arrizabalaga will be at the Goal of Chelsea. On the other hand, Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso will be at the two flanks in the defense. David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger will be deployed at the central defense. Jorginho will be playing as the deep lying midfielder in this match. Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante are expected to start as attacking midfielders for the Blues.
Leicester City :
Vardy will be back in the starting lineup of Leicester City after missing the midweek game against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup. Wilfred Ndidi and Ben Chilwell are doubtful to make it to the first team while Amartey is not travelling with a sustained injury problem.
Predicted Starting Eleven :
Goalkeeper : Arrizabalaga
Defenders : Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso.
Midfelders : Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic.
Attackers : Pedro, Hazard, Willian.
Leicester City :
Goalkeeper : Schmeichel
Defenders : Pereira, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell.
Midfelders : Mendy, Ndidi; Albrighton, Maddison, Gray.
Attackers : Vardy.
My Predicted Scoreline :
Chelsea 4-1 Leicester City.