Leicester vs Chelsea
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 20 November 2021
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: King Power Stadium.
Following the international break, Chelsea travels to Leicester with the goal of securing their spot at the top of the Premier League.
Both the Foxes and the Blues are dealing from injuries: Youri Tielemans and James Justin are out for Brendan Rodgers. Romelu Lukaku, Mateo Kovacic, and Timo Werner all be missing for Thomas Tuchel.
Leicester vs Chelsea Head to head :
- The latest encounter had ended in a 2-1 win for the Blues.
- They had recorded 14 of the preceding 18 overall wins.
- Since 2015, the hosts have won just once at this venue.
- The home team had failed to score goals in two of the previous four clashes at this ground.
Leicester vs Chelsea Prediction :
Burnley may have provided insight into how the rest of the Premier League should approach games against Chelsea. Granted, the Clarets had to pounce on a blunder in judgment, but it still worked. Kasper Schmeichel, on the other hand, will have his work cut out for him if Leicester City is to stay in the game.
Furthermore, neither Timothy Castagne nor Ricardo Pereira exude confidence in their defensive prowess. And, with Ben Chilwell and Reece James in fine form, it appears that Chelsea will have more than enough talent to take all three points, maybe with a clean sheet in tow.
Leicester vs Chelsea Team News :
Leicester’s mainstay Youri Tielemans was forced to leave the draw with Leeds due to calf soreness, and he did not play for Belgium over the international break, with Rodgers now ruling him out for a few weeks.
Wesley Fofana and long-term sufferer James Justin will also be out, although Marc Albrighton and Ryan Bertrand are making fantastic progress in their recovery and might return shortly.
After his magnificent equaliser at Elland Road, James Maddison could profit from Tielemans’ absence this week, with Barnes almost certain to keep his spot in the starting XI.
Meanwhile, Chelsea has received two timely reinforcements ahead of this match, with Romelu Lukaku and Mason Mount both in contention to return after being spotted on the training grounds, but the former will not be passed fit.
Marcos Alonso has returned to training after recovering from an ankle injury, while Mateo Kovacic is still out and Timo Werner is still a huge concern.
With Mount back in the lineup, Ross Barkley was given a surprising start against Burnley, but he’ll be replaced by Havertz, who is more than capable of leading the line without Lukaku.
Leicester City possible starting lineup:
Schmeichel; Pereira, Soyuncu, Evans, Castagne; Ndidi, Soumare; Lookman, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell; Hudson-Odoi, Mount; Havertz