Leicester vs Chelsea – Premier League preview and team news

Wednesday evening sees a significant game at both ends of the Premier League as Leicester City aim to move clear of the drop zone by taking something against Chelsea, who are just two wins away from the title.

Just one minute of football at Turf Moor on Saturday encapsulated the turnaround in fortunes for Leicester, with Jamie Vardy’s close range winner coming just seconds after they saw a penalty missed at the other end. Three enormously vital points moved them out of the bottom three for the first time since October.

And they have now kept two clean sheets in succession, a feat they had not achieved all season. Wes Morgan and Robert Huth will surely match the Chelsea frontline for physical strength, but on this occasion pace could be an issue in a game where a point would be greeted with considerable delight.

A draw for the leaders at Arsenal only served to confirm that it is a case of when rather than if Chelsea will be crowned champions of 2014-15. Six players in the PFA Team of the Year was a fair reflection of their superiority, while the match against their nearest rivals was another exhibition of defensive organisation.

John Terry was in sublime form, while Willian produced the kind of hardworking display that shows exactly why he is so highly regarded by Jose Mourinho. They key battle here however may be in the middle of the field, as veteran Esteban Cambiasso takes on a man mountain in the shape of Nemanja Matic.

Vardy will be assessed by Leicester, who still have doubts over David Nugent and Jeffrey Schlupp. New Zealand international striker is available after being recalled from a loan spell.

Chelsea may have Diego Costa back from a hamstring injury, but Oscar is uncertain to play and Loic Remy is definitely out.

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