Champions of last two seasons will go head-to-head when Chelsea make a trip to King Power Stadium this Saturday. The Foxes have been handed a relatively tough start to the season, and before their clash against the Blues, they have already faced defeats against Arsenal and Manchester United on the road. Their only points came via the 2-0 home win over Brighton, and currently, they occupy the 15th spot in the league table.
The Blues have been doing comparatively better, and following their opening-day defeat to Burnley, they have registered back-to-back wins. In their last away game, they registered a morale-boosting 2-1 win at Tottenham. They come in this game on the back of a comfortable 2-0 home win over Everton, and manager Antonio Conte will be aiming for nothing less than three points on Saturday.
Alvaro Morata, who has already scored two league goals for the Blues, was in fine form for Spain during the international break and scored three goals for them. He is likely to lead Blues’ attacking lines against the Foxes.
Jamie Vardy has also scored a couple of goals for the Foxes, and he will carry the burden of goalscoring duties for the hosts.
Last season, Blues won both of the fixtures with the scoreline of 3-0.
Leicester City vs Chelsea – Match Facts
Jose Mourinho was sacked as Chelsea manager following a 2-1 defeat in the corresponding fixture in the 2015-16 season.
However, that result was Foxes’ only positive result against the Blues in the last ten league meetings between two sides.
Four out of last five league meetings between these two sides have ended with more than 2.5 goals.
Leicester City vs Chelsea – Team News
The hosts could be without Robert Huth and Vicente Iborra. Deadline-day arrival Aleksandar Dragovic could find himself in the matchday squad.
Blues will be without Gary Cahill, who is suspended for the game. Eden Hazard played for Belgium during the international break and he is contention to make his first appearance of the season for the Blues. Deadline-day signing Danny Drinkwater could also find himself in the squad.
Leicester City vs Chelsea – Match odds
The hosts are huge underdogs and they are available at 4/1 odds. A draw is available at a slightly lesser price of 56/19.
In this preview, we are backing an away win for the Blues as our prediction at the best odds of 4/5 at Coral.
Leicester City vs Chelsea – Correct Score odds
A 1-1 draw in the game is the likeliest of scenarios according to bookmakers at 13/2 odds. We are instead going for a 2-1 win for the visitors as our prediction in this market. You can back our tip at the best odds of 8/1 at Bet365.
Leicester City vs Chelsea – Over/Under 2.5 goals odds
The recent history of this fixture suggests that we are likely to see more than 2 goals in the game. Hence, our preview is backing this bet as our prediction at the best odds of 15/16 at 188bet.
Leicester City vs Chelsea – Anytime Goalscorer odds
Blues striker Alvaro Morata is the favourite to score at 21/20 odds. For the Foxes, Jamie Vardy is available at 27/11 odds.
However, we are backing Eden Hazard as our prediction in this market. You can back the Belgian at the best odds of 2/1 at Paddypower.