Leicester City v Chelsea – Blues could outsmart Foxes at 15/1
Updated: 2nd March 2024
EPL Preview: Leicester City v Chelsea – King Power Stadium – September 9, 2017 – 15:00 hrs
After a brief hiccup in the their Premier league opener where they went down 2-3 to Burnley in a shocker of a game, Antonio Conte's men seem to be back to their winning ways, emerging triumphant in the the couple of outings following the Turf Moor debacle.
The 2016-17 Premier League champions now travel to Leicester City where they play their 4th match of the current EPL season in the Leicester City v Chelsea clash.
Eden Hazard, their key man upfront has marked his return from injury with a goal for his country, Belgium, in a WC 2018 qualifier against Gibraltar last weekend.
Danny Drinkwater, the ex-Leicester midfielder could also be possibly facing his former team-mates at the King Power stadium following his late move to Chelsea.
Aleksandar Dragovic, on loan from Bayer 04 Leverkusen could also feature in the center-back space against Leicester.
Conte's spear-head in the scoring department will, of course, be Alvaro Morata, back from a very successful qualifying campaign for his native country, Spain.
The Foxes, still reeling from the departure of Drinkwater in the middle, are awaiting a replacement in the form of a £22 million import from Sporting Lisbon – midfielder Adrien Silva, who would certainly feature in Saturday's clash if the deal were to be approved.
While the Leicester back-line of Simpson, Morgan, Maguire and Fuchs have been less than impressive, goal-keeper Kasper Schmeichel has truly been brilliant of late and his side would have been worse off without him between the posts.
For Chelsea, Hazard could start off on Saturday in place of Pedro and along with Willian and Morata will give the Foxes defense a lot to think about. For Craig Shakespeare, his go-to man as far as getting goals are concerned will be Jamie Vardy.
The Foxes mid-field and defense looked beleaguered in their 0-2 defeat to Manchester United who seemed to be all over them in that game. There are fears of a similar thing happening with Chelsea at the King Power stadium on Saturday.
Leicester are in the 15th spot currently (a not very unfamiliar position for them) with just three points from a solitary 2-0 win over minions, Brighton & Hove Albion while Chelsea are in the 6th with two wins and a loss.
The bookmaker odds are very much in favor of Antonio Conte's men to emerge from the September 9th Leicester City v Chelsea game with 3 points. But the Foxes have an uncannily good record at home. Despite their 12th position in the 2016-17 season, they were able to muster up 10 of the 12 wins they registered in all at home.
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