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- Leicester have scored in six of their eight home games this season and are averaging 1.5 goals per-game at the King Power Stadium.
- Chelsea have scored in 16 of their 18 games in all competitions.
- Both teams to score has landed in 12 of Leicester’s 18 games.
- Chelsea are averaging two goals per-game away from home.
Leicester a tricky assignment for league leaders
The Premier League returns after the international break on Saturday and the early kick off sees league leaders Chelsea head to Leicester.
Thomas Tuchel’s pacesetters were held to a draw at home by Burnley in their last fixture and will be looking for a response, but Leicester shouldn’t be underestimated despite their underwhelming start to the season.
The Foxes are winless in four games in all competitions with three draws and one loss, although they did manage to overcome Brighton in the EFL Cup after the game finished 2-2 after 90 minutes.
Leicester have only been beaten twice at the King Power Stadium this season and they rarely fail to score, so both teams to score looks like a solid starting point for our main bet.
Goals at both ends has potential
Chelsea have the best defensive record in the league with just four goals conceded in 11 games but they have come up short when faced with top class opposition. The Stamford Bridge side have managed five clean sheets in their last seven games but two of those came against Sweden’s Malmo in the Champions League and they also managed to beat Newcastle, Norwich and Brentford to nil.
Leicester boast better attacking options than those four aforementioned teams, and have only failed to score in two of their eight home games this season. Brendan Rodgers’ men drew blanks against Manchester City and Arsenal but did create plenty of chances in those fixtures, particularly against the Gunners, and can find a way through against Chelsea.
The Londoners have only failed to score in two of their 18 games in all competitions this season, in defeats to Juventus and Man City, while both teams to score has landed in 12 of Leicester’s 18 games – and they have only failed to score in three of those fixtures in total.
Leicester could be good for a point
I was considering Leicester in the double chance market as the main bet but at a similar price both teams to score looks a better option. However, we can be a bit bolder when it comes to a correct score prediction and with that in mind there is some appeal in a 2-2 result here. Granted, that would require Chelsea to concede more goals in a single game than they have at any point this season but they have struggled against Leicester in the past and lost twice to their hosts last season, once in the league and once in the FA Cup.
Leicester have scored two or more goals in four of their last six home games but have also conceded exactly two goals in five of those fixtures, while Chelsea are averaging two goals per-game on their travels in the Premier League.
Havertz offers scorer value
Romelu Lukaku may well be in line for a return at Leicester after an ankle injury but even if he does return Kai Havertz stands out as an anytime goalscorer contender. The German was on target against Burnley and then found the back of the net against Armenia for his country during the international break and can continue his hot streak when league action resumes on Saturday.
Leicester predicted lineup: Schmeichel, Castagne, Evans, Soyuncu, Pereira, Ndidi, Tielemans, Soumare, Lookman, Barnes, Vardy
Chelsea predicted lineup: Mendy, Silva, Rudiger, Christensen, Chilwell, Kante, Jorginho, James, Mount, Havertz, Lukaku
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