Saturday Premier League Cup Preview and Odds – Leicester City vs Chelsea 

September 09, 2017 15:00pm

King Power Stadium

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Leicester City: LWWLW

Chelsea: WWLLL

The 2015/16 Premier League champions will pit their wits against the reigning champions when Leicester City take on Chelsea at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Leicester City are currently languishing in 15th place in the Premier League after an average start to the season. They came close to grabbing a surprise win at Arsenal in this season’s Friday night opener but were pegged back and eventually beaten 4-3 by the Gunners. A routine 2-0 win over newly promoted Brighton followed before an uninspiring 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford last time out left them with a total of three points from three games.

The Foxes still look a shadow of the side that powered their way to the title little over a year ago and have since lost some of their most influential players including Danny Drinkwater and N’Golo Kante who both now represent this weekend’s opponents. Having said that, they have lost just one of their last eight matches at home in the league.

A lack of both discipline and match readiness cost Chelsea on the opening day when they fell 3-2 at home to Burnley but since then the Blues have started to hit their stride. Wins over Tottenham and Everton have once again reinforced their credentials as title contenders, although it could be slightly tougher going this time round.

Antonio Conte’s men are strong on the road against teams outside of the top six as demonstrated by their record of 12 wins from the last 14 games against such sides. This combined with the fact that they cruised to a 3-0 victory in this fixture last year means they will be full of confidence heading into this clash. Their mood will be further lifted by the return of influential midfielder Eden Hazard.


Don’t be fooled by Chelsea’s opening day defeat to Burnley, they now have an even stronger squad than last year and will be right in the mix for the title once again. Diego Costa may be on his way out of the club but the Blues have barely missed him so far and have plenty of attacking options at their disposal.

While the visitors can be expected to win here, the Foxes should also be tipped to get on the score sheet. After all, they have netted in every home game since Craig Shakespeare was appointed towards the end of last season.

You can back Chelsea/Both Teams to Score at 5/2 with Betfair.

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