The reigning Premier League champions Chelsea are about to visit the former Premier League champions Leicester City away from their home at King Power Stadium on Saturday.
After a frustrating start of the season, following disappointments in the transfer window, missing their key targets, Chelsea have made a strong comeback following double wins in a row over Tottenham Hotspur and Everton respectively. In addition to that, The Blues have successfully increased their squad depth following the additions of the former Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater and ex-Torino wing-back Davide Zappacosta. On the other hand, Leicester successfully managed to retain their star winger Riyad Mahrez irrespective of his speculated move toward the English champions Chelsea and Spanish giants Barcelona. Reportedly, Leicester has tasted a 2-0 defeat to the current Premier League topper Manchester United in the last week. But they were impressive throughout the game. So, it can be easily expected that the game on Saturday will definitely be a tough challenge for the reigning champions.
Leicester City vs Chelsea Team News:
Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare is expected not to make any changes to the team that featured against Manchester United in the last weekend. On the other hand, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is expected to make some changes in his starting XI. With the inclusion of the former Leicester player Danny Drinkwater and Eden Hazard, Conte is expected to switch his 3-4-3 formation to the 3-5-2 formation, where Hazard will be a player to be promoted in the upfront. It will result in Pedro and Willian to find their spots on the bench.
Leicester City vs Chelsea Possible Line-ups:
Subs: Eldin Jakupovic, Aleksandar Dragovic, Daniel Amartey, Andy King, Islam Slimani, Ben Chilwell, Demarai Gray, Ahmed Musa.
Subs: Willy Caballero, Andreas Christensen, Davide Zappacosta, Michy Batshuayi, Willian, Pedro, Cesc Fabregas.
Leicester City vs Chelsea Key Players:
Leicester City fans can rely upon the abilities of their star strikers Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki following their good forms. In addition, Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton are always dangerous from the wings.
On the other hand, Chelsea man-in-charge Antonio Conte will be looking forward to his star player Eden Hazard as the player is about to make a comeback following his recovery from an ankle injury. Apart from that, Alvaro Morata and Marcos Alonso’s form are definitely a boost to him. Chelsea player of the year N’Golo Kante will have his reunion with his former teammate Danny Drinkwater in the midfield.
Leicester City vs Chelsea Head-To-Head:
Leicester City Latest Form (All Competitions): L-W-W-L-W
Chelsea Latest Form (All Competitions): W-W-L-L-L
Leicester City vs Chelsea Betting Odds (Bet365):
Leicester City- 4.50
Live Streaming Link:
The game is scheduled on Saturday, 9th September 2017 from 7.30 PM IST and will be telecast on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select HD1 for Indian viewers. However, for online streaming links send us a message on our official Facebook page.