Leicester vs Chelsea: Premier League preview


Chelsea team who survey to believe turned a corner head to Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday with a renewed hope of salvaging at least something from this season.

While Graham Potter’s side believe an dreadful lot more to prove, following up Saturday’s nervy win over Leeds with a reasonably dominant turnaround victory against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League was a apt way to start.

After so many problems during the opening few months of his time in west London, Potter’s assertion that his squad is still playing for him looks to be proper.

Both Enzo Fernandez and Kai Havertz stressed their support of the Blues boss following Tuesday night’s win and, now, it’s time to follow that up on the pitch.

Leicester, meanwhile, lost to Southampton last time out and are under pressure to pull away from the relegation scrap they currently lie dangerously close to.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Leicester vs Chelsea is scheduled for a 3pm GMT kick-off time on Saturday 11 March, 2023.

The King Power Stadium in Leicester will host.

Where to watch Leicester vs Chelsea

TV channel and live stream: The game will not be broadcast in the UK due to it taking plot during the Saturday 3pm blackout imposed across English football.

Highlights: You can, however, watch highlights on Match of the Day when it airs at 10.30pm on BBC One on Saturday.

LIVE coverage: Follow all of the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog. Nizaar Kinsella will be providing expert analysis from the ground.

Leicester vs Chelsea team news

James Maddison returned for the Foxes against Southampton and looks set to feature once more. Kelechi Iheanacho, meanwhile, appears to be the favoured choice up front over Jamie Vardy despite his string of misses on the south coast.

Youri Tielemans, Victor Kristiansen, James Justin and Ryan Bertrand are all still in the treatment room, though Jonny Evans has returned to training and Harvey Barnes faces a late fitness test.

Battle on his hands: Badiashile is available again but could face a fight to secure back into Chelsea’s starting lineup

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Reece James will miss out for Chelsea are falling ill on the eve of the trip while Raheem Sterling is a doubt.

Mason Mount, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Cesar Azpilicueta are also expected to sit it out as Edouard Mendy and N’Golo Kante adjacent their comebacks later in the spring.

Armando Broja is a long-term absentee, while Thiago Silva and Mason Mount are also still sidelined.

Leicester vs Chelsea prediction

It seems as if something has clicked at Chelsea in the last week or so, while Leicester remain wildly inconsistent. With that in mind, an away win looks a safe bet.

Chelsea to win 2-0.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Leicester wins: 28

Draws: 35

Chelsea wins: 60

Leicester vs Chelsea latest odds

Leicester to win: 11/4

Draw: 11/5

Chelsea to win: 19/20

Odds via Betfair and subject to change.