Match Preview : Leicester vs Chelsea

Leicester are unbeaten in three matches for just the second time this season heading into their home clash with Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Chelsea bounced back from their 2-0 defeat to Tottenham with a 4-1 win over Peterborough in the FA Cup third round.

Now they must focus their attentions on maintaining their five point lead at the top, which could increase if Liverpool drop points to Manchester United on Sunday.

Leicester’s results at home have been relatively solid and this will not be an easy fixture for Chelsea despite the notable drop off in form from Leicester in comparison to last season. Naija and Bet

Team News

Leicester – Jamie Vardy, who is available again after serving his three-match ban, and Andy King are slight doubts after missing their weekend win over Everton in the FA Cup through illness.

Leicester are without Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani, both of whom are away on international duty with Algeria at the Africa Cup of Nations. Daniel Amartey is also at AFCON.

Ahmed Musa scored both of Leicester’s goals against Everton in the FA Cup third round and he may be handed a first league start since the start of November as a result.

Claudio Ranieri gave new signing Wilfred Ndidi his debut in the FA Cup at the weekend and could hand him a Premier League bow here up against his predecessor, N’Golo Kante.

Chelsea – John Terry was sent off in their win over Peterborough at the weekend and will serve a one-match ban after failing with his appeal.

Chelsea have recalled Nathan Ake from a loan spell with Bournemouth to provide cover in defence. Marcos Alonso is a doubt with a leg injury he has been carrying since joining and Ake could be required on Saturday, although Pedro is another option.

No other changes are expected from Conte, who will recall Eden Hazard and Diego Costa, among others, to the starting XI from their 4-1 win over Peterborough.

Victor Moses’ position on the right flank may be in doubt after his performances have dropped, but he should be safe here.

Match Facts

Leicester have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 7 home matches against Chelsea in all competitions.

Leicester are undefeated in 23 of their last 25 home Premier League matches.

Chelsea have scored at least 2 goals in 10 of their last 12 matches against Leicester in all competitions.

There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Chelsea’s last 7 away games in Premier League.

There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Leicester’s last 3 Premier League games.

Chelsea are undefeated in 11 of their last 12 matches against Leicester in all competitions.

NaijaBet Odds

As at this post Leicester City has 5.96 odd to win the match on NaijaBet  while Chelsea has 1.60 odd to win the match also, while the odd to draw the match is 4.05

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