Tomorrow will see Leicester City travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in the Premier League as the foxes struggle for form on the road.
Our Prediction: Chelsea 2-1 Leicester City
Reasoning: Leicester City travel to London with question marks over their away form.
Losing all three of their away games so far this season, foxes fans will have hoped that boss Claudio Ranieri has spent his time over the international break galvanizing their leaking defence.
Unusually for Leicester, the majority of their goals have come from defending set-pieces, a feature of their play that played a huge part in the miraculous title win last season.
City right-back Danny Simpson believes that this is due to changes in the rules which are now much stricter on the enforcement surrounding set-pieces.
Leicester’s home form however has been outstanding.
Currently unbeaten at home, Leicester look to be a force to be reckoned with, a fortress to be broken down.
Much like Leicester, Chelsea have had a mixed bag of results this season under new manager Antonio Conte.
Currently sitting 5 places above Leicester, Chelsea have dropped down to 7th following their 3 – 0 humiliation at The Emirates to Arsenal and 2 – 1 loss to Klopp’s Liverpool in front of their home crowdl, two lackluster displays which saw speculation of Conte getting the sack, as silly as that may sound.
N’Golo Kante will see his first league fixture against Leicester City after being the only 1 of the ‘superstar trio’ to leave life in the East Midlands.
Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez both elected to sign contract extensions with Leicester however N’Golo was too tempted by the greener grass of Stamford Bridge.
In the recent League Cup fixture between the two sides before the international break, Chelsea came out top after two extra time goals to finish the match 4 – 2.
Date: 15th October 2016
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Head to Head:
Leicester City: 25
Last 5 matches:
23 Aug 2014: Chelsea 2 – 0 Leicester
29 Apr 2015: Leicester 1 – 3 Chelsea
21 Dec 2015: Leicester 2 – 1 Chelsea
15 May 2015: Chelsea 1– 1 Leicester
20 Sep 2016: Chelsea 4– 2 Leicester