Leicester City will play Chelsea at the King Power Stadium on Saturday at the English Premier League.
Leicester City comes into this game after a 1-0 defeat against Ruben Selles’ Southampton in the league. A first-half goal from Argentine midfielder Carlos Alcaraz secured victory for Southampton.
Chelsea, meanwhile, beat Edin Terzic’s Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg. Attacker goals sterling rahim and German striker Kai Havertz sealed the deal for Graham Potter’s Chelsea.
Leicester City vs Chelsea Head to Head and Key Numbers
- in 22 head-to-head meetings between the two sides, Chelsea have won 12 games, lost four and drawn six.
- Midfielder James Maddison has 14 goal contributions in 17 league starts for Leicester City this season.
- Attacker Harvey Barnes has scored eight goals in 23 league starts for Leicester City so far.
- Attacker Raheem Sterling has six goal contributions in 16 league starts for Chelsea so far.
- German striker Kai Havertz has six goal contributions in 21 league starts for Chelsea this season.
Leicester City vs Chelsea betting tip and prediction
Leicester City are currently 15th in the standings and have lost their last three league games. A poor start to the season saw Brendan Rodgers under immense pressure, and while the spotlight has shifted away from Leicester City after they stabilized, the Foxes’ ambitions will surely be higher than the position they currently occupy.
James Maddison has been one of the best players in the league this season, but the 26-year-old is attracting a lot of interest from Newcastle United. Maddison’s departure would undoubtedly create more problems for Leicester City.
Chelsea, on the other hand, are 10th and have only won one of their last five league games. Their victory over Borussia Dortmund has been described as a turning point for Graham Potter. The 47-year-old has faced heavy criticism since he joined the club, with Chelsea struggling despite heavy investment.
Borussia Dortmund’s victory could be the catalyst for Potter and his team. The likes of Enzo Fernández, Mykhailo Mudryk, Wesley Fofana and Benoit Badiashile are extremely talented footballers and will surely come in handy in time for the club.
Chelsea to win this game.
Prediction: Leicester City 1-2 Chelsea
Leicester City vs Chelsea Betting Tips
Tip 1: Result – Chelsea
Tip 2: Play for Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Over 2.5 Goals
Tip 3: Leicester City Score First – Yes