Leicester City vs Chelsea Predictions

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Tip Reasoning

  • Chelsea have lost three of their last four Premier League away games.
  • Leicester are unbeaten in five Premier League fixtures.
  • Chelsea have won just twice in seven league matches overall.
  • Leicester have scored exactly two goals in four of their last five league assignments.

Key clash in top four race

Frank Lampard takes his expensively assembled underperformers to the King Power Stadium on Tuesday, where Chelsea’s top four aspirations could be knocked again by a Leicester City team playing with confidence.

Leicester came through a tough test against Southampton on Saturday, where the Foxes 2-0 win pushed their unbeaten run in the Premier League to five games.

With James Maddison adding goals to his creative passing, Harvey Barnes in great form and Jamie Vardy’s defence stretching running, Leicester look well-equipped to keep the good results coming against Chelsea.

Chelsea eke out derby win

Chelsea ended a three-match winless run in their London derby against Fulham on Saturday – but only just.

The Blues toiled for long periods against their 10-man hosts, and it took a 78th minute Mason Mount effort to eventually break the deadlock.

Lampard’s side played with the nervousness of a team in a bit of a rut at Craven Cottage, though Timo Werner’s lame finishing the final 15 minutes did little to ease their jitters.

Flying Foxes worth backing

While Chelsea’s narrow win at Fulham was a welcome one, the Blues’ overall performance would have done little to improve confidence levels in their squad.

Chelsea had lost three away matches on the spin before their slim victory over the Cottagers, and with their football continuing to clunk on the road, a more convincing Leicester team look ready to pounce.

A haul of seven points from a trio of recent games against Tottenham (2-0), Man Utd (2-2) and Southampton 2-0) showed that Leicester have more staying power this season, and a fast start from the Foxes on Tuesday could set knees knocking in the Chelsea ranks.

The nervous looking Blues are best avoided in this one, and instead, Leicester are favoured at a bigger price. In addition, City have scored exactly two goals in four of their last five Premier League assignments, and our 2-1 correct score prediction backs them to notch another match-winning brace.

Leicester City injuries and team news

Jamie Vardy came off against Southampton with a hip complaint, though Leiecester will give their striker every chance to make the Chelsea game.

Elsewhere, Caglar Soyuncu is back fit, though he could face a tough task breaking up Wesley Fofana and Jonny Evan’s partnership at the back.

Chelsea injuries and team news

N’Golo Kante is back from suspension and should face his former club, while fit again Reece James could come back in at right-back.

Antonio Rudiger could keep Kurt Zouma out of the team again, and it will be interesting to see what Frank Lampard does with Timo Werner after the striker’s poor cameo at Fulham.

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