Leicester City host Chelsea on Saturday in a Premier League clash
With both having had very impressive starts to 2019/20, each side will be filled with confidence ahead of their match-up and
Despite recent hiccups to lower quality opposition in recent weeks, Leicester will be hoping to pick up where they left off after beating West Ham 4-1 last time out, whereas Chelsea look to bounce back after a 2-2 draw with their struggling London rivals Arsenal.
Without further ado, here's what you need to know ahead of the Premier League meeting.
Where to Watch
|When Is Kick Off?||Saturday 1st February|
|What Time Is Kick Off?||12:30 (GMT)|
|Where Is it Played?||King Power Stadium|
|TV Channel/Live Stream?||BT Sport 1/BT Sport Ultimate|
Midfield duo Nampalys Mendy (knee) and Daniel Amartey (ankle) remain sidelined with long-term injuries and Matty James is lacking match fitness.
For the visitors, well, not such good news. Top scorer Tammy Abraham and sensation Reece James are both doubts for Saturday's clash as they recover from ankle injuries.
Christian Pulisic (tendon) and Ruben Loftus-Cheek (achilles) are also both unavailable for the Blues.
|Leicester City||Schmeichel; Pereira, Soyuncu, Evans, Chilwell; Choudhury, Ndidi, Tielemans; Maddison, Vardy, Perez|
|Chelsea||Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Zouma, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Mount, Willian, Batshuayi|
Head to Head Record
Chelsea, as you would probably expect, hold the upper hand between the two sides historically, winning 56 times. Leicester have been victorious on 26 occasions, while 33 games have been drawn.
In the last decade, the London side have dominated proceedings, winning eight of the last 14 meetings, whereas the Foxes have only won twice.
In recent years, however, there has been very little to divide the two teams as three of the last five have ended in draws, with Leicester taking the last victory back in October 2018.
The reverse fixture of this season ended in a 1-1 tie at Stamford Bridge, as Mason Mount scored his first senior goal for Chelsea and Wilfred Ndidi equalised in the second half.
Only Manchester City (65) and Liverpool (54) have scored more goals than Leicester (52) in the Premier League this season, and the last time that Brendan Rodgers' side failed to net against an opponent was in their 4-0 loss to the league-leading Reds on Boxing Day.
Leicester have won three of their last five league fixtures, bettering Chelsea's two victories in that timescale.
|Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester (28/1)||Hull City 1-2 Chelsea (25/1)|
|Brentford 0-1 Leicester (25/1)||Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal (21/1)|
|Leicester 4-1 West Ham (22/1)||Newcastle 1-0 Chelsea (18/1)|
|Burnley 1-2 Leicester (19/1)||Chelsea 3-0 Burnley (11/1)|
|Leicester 1-2 Southampton (11/1)||Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest (5/1)|
Balancing risk-taking with the necessity for a good result for both parties, it is expected that counter attacks will be the source of goalscoring threat in this one. It'll end as a draw.
Prediction: Leicester City 1-1 Chelsea
Source : 90min