Leicester City v Chelsea: English Premier League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 18-01-2021 10:19 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 18-01-2021 10:19 PM (1 month ago)

Date :Tuesday 19th January,2021
Time: 9:15 pm
Stadium King Power Stadium
Referee  Craig Pawson (England)
Goal Scorer:

Team News:

Leicester City
Leicester stalwart Vardy limped off in the final few minutes against Southampton with a hip problem, but Rodgers has expressed optimism over his availability for the visit of Chelsea as he looks to add to his strong scoring record against the big six.

Vardy's expected return would leave Dennis Praet as the hosts' only confirmed absentee through injury, with Ricardo Pereira making the squad for the first time in the Premier League this season on Saturday.

However, James Justin and Timothy Castagne should reprise their regular roles in the defence, and even though Wesley Fofana picked up a yellow card before being hauled off in the 53rd minute against Southampton, he is expected to line up alongside Jonny Evans once more.
Leicester City possible starting lineup:
Schmeichel; Castagne, Fofana, Evans, Justin; Ndidi, Tielemans; Albrighton, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy
Leicester City Premier League form: WLWDDW
Leicester City form (all competitions): WDDWWW

Chelsea defenders Reece James and Andreas Christensen are both back in the fold following injuries, but N'Golo Kante continues to nurse a hamstring problem and will miss out this week.

James should come back in for the veteran Cesar Azpilicueta at right-back, and Christensen may not earn a recall to the defence, but Kurt Zouma is expected to despite Antonio Rudiger's assured performance against Fulham.

Jorginho did not enjoy the best of evenings at Fulham and Lampard could opt to bring Billy Gilmour in with Kante sidelined, while Tammy Abraham will hope to earn a start over Olivier Giroud for this crunch match.

Lampard may not want to risk Christian Pulisic from the first whistle again given his injury woes, and the Blues manager admitted that Callum Hudson-Odoi deserved to start against Fulham, so the young Englishman could return here.
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Mendy; James, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell; Gilmour, Kovacic, Mount; Ziyech, Abraham, Hudson-Odoi
Chelsea Premier League form: LWLDLW
Chelsea form (all competitions): WLDLWW

Prediction: Leicester City 2-1 Chelsea

Posted: at 18-01-2021 10:19 PM (1 month ago) | Hero