Will Leicester City be able to stop Chelsea?


Premier League is back in action after the international games this weekend as Leicester City take on Chelsea. While Chelsea will be looking to stay at the top of the league, Leicester will have a lot of work to get a result.

Chelsea is currently the league leader and is on a 5 match unbeaten run in the league. Leicester City on the other hand is having a rocky start to the season currently staying at the 12th position.

The last time Chelsea faced Leicester City was in the FA Cup final. The Foxes came out on top that day when Youri Tielemans 63 minute strike was enough for them to win their first-ever FA Cup title.


Both the sides head into the game on the back of draws in the league. Chelsea was unfortunate as they were not able to convert many of their chances in their 1-1 draw against Burnley at home. Leicester also had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Leeds United, though they were far from at their best.

Chelsea is currently 3 points ahead of the second-placed Manchester City in the Premier League table. They are one of the meanest defence in the league, having conceded only 4 goals in their 11 matches.

For Leicester, the season has been difficult so far as the team has not been able to get a consistent run of results. The team also has had troubles with injuries forcing manager Brendan Rodgers to adapt.


Going into this Saturday, Chelsea could be given more good news. Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner, Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic could all return to the team. This will surely boost the manager Thomas Tuchel who will have more options to choose from.

But for Rodgers and Leicester City, there is a serious concern with midfielder Youri Tielemans who could be out due to an injury. The Belgian has been the standout player for the Foxes this season and him missing out will seriously weaken their midfield.

For Leicester, the biggest worry would be their defence that has kept only a single clean sheet this season in the league. With wing-backs of Chelsea Reece James and Ben Chilwell creating plenty of chances, the FA Cup holders will have to be particularly careful of them.

All eyes will be on the pre-match press conferences of both the managers. This will give an idea about the details of injuries and also news on the players that have gone on the international break. Considering the current form, Chelsea is the favourite to win all the three points from the King Power Stadium come this Saturday.

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