Leicester City vs Chelsea Match Betting Preview

Champions Leicester City welcome Chelsea to the King Power Stadium on Saturday and the match is expected to be an entertaining encounter.

Leicester City Match Betting News

Leicester City have clearly not enjoyed a fruitful defence of their Premier League title so far but it has to be said that the Foxes have shown signs of recovery over the past few weeks.

The defending Premier League champions have lost only once in their last five matches and managed to claim a morale boosting 2-1 victory over Everton in the FA Cup last weekend.

Now manager Claudio Ranieri will be hopeful that his side can follow up the victory with a good performance in the Premier League as well but it will surely not prove to be easy on Saturday as the Foxes come up against his former side Chelsea.

Andy King, Leonardo Ulloa and Jamie Vardy are all doubts ahead of the clash while the trio of Daniel Amartey, Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani will not be available due to their African Cup of Nations commitments.

Chelsea Match Betting News

Chelsea’s wonderful run of 13 straight Premier League victories came to an end a fortnight ago following a disappointing 2-0 defeat at the hands of rivals Tottenham Hotspur and their lead at the top of the table has now been reduced to five points.

While disappointing, the defeat against Tottenham should not ring any alarm bells for Chelsea and one can be sure that manager Antonio Conte would have prepared his side well to bounce back when they square off against Leicester City away from home this weekend.

John Terry is the only player who is unavailable for Chelsea at the moment after he picked up a red card during the Blues’ 4-1 victory over Peterborough United in the FA Cup.

Leicester City vs Chelsea Match Prediction

Leicester City actually managed a 2-1 victory over Chelsea during the Blues’ last Premier League visit to the King Power Stadium and the match sealed Jose Mourinho’s fate.

Clearly though, a lot has changed for both sides since and with the tables having been turned this season, one should expect Chelsea to claim all three points this time around.

Match Betting Tip: Chelsea to win @1.60 at Bet365

: Posted in Premier League • Date: 07.01.2017