Chelsea will entertain Leicester on Saturday in another game of the 18th round in the Premier League. Only a win will keep their hopes of catching up with early leaders Liverpool and Manchester City and the Blues will try their best to deliver joy to the fans just before Christmas, despite some inconsistency lately.
Chelsea vs Leicester Head to Head
Looking in the last 20 meetings between the sides, we see that Leicester are unable to resist to the Chelsea dominance and the Saturday hosts boost a record of 12 wins, 5 draws and just 3 losses. The Foxes last win dates back to December 2015, more than 3 years ago. Six of the last ten games have seen both teams scoring. In the last 5 games played on Stamford Bridge, the Londoners have recorded 3 wins and 2 draws.
Chelsea vs Leicester Stats
The Blues from London are eight points behind the leaders in the standings, but the spirits in the dressing room are high after handing champions Manchester City their first loss of the season and accompanying it last weekend with another win at Brighton. In 18 of the past 20 games the Blues strikers have hit the net. In the last 10 games Chelsea have managed to win 6, draw 2 and lost 2. At home they are undefeated in 14 games and the record in their last 5 games at Stamford Brigde the record stands at 4 wins and a draw. Eden Hazard is the man in form and he managed to both score and assist against Burnley last weekend. His tally now stand at 8 goals and 9 assists for the season.
Leicester are on a downfall lately and are winless in their last three games in the Premier League. They lost their last two outings, going down to Tottenham and Crystal Palace without managing to score a single goal. The last 10 games for the Foxes have seen under 2,5 goals being scored, while the record stands at 2 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses. In the 5 most recent games away from home they managed to win one, draw 2 and lost 2. Jamie Vardy and James Maddison are both on 5 goals.
Chelsea vs Leicester News
Maurizio Sarri was given something to worry about when he replaced Eden Hazard in the last game, but recent scans showed he should be able to play, but Morata, Moses and Van Ginkel are definitely missing the game.
James and Amartey are the only absentees for the visitors.
Chelsea vs Leicester Predictions
Chelsea to win
Under 2,5 goals