Its another clash that determines who climbs to top 6 or drops from top position in the EPL table. Chelsea takes on Leicester City today in a definite match. Who wins or looses will impact teams position in the table.
Recall that Manchester United is dominating the table with with 2 points clear the closest contenders Manchester City. Sports24 brings predicted lineup for today’s clash.
Chelsea Team News
When they fly to King Power Stadium tonight, Chelsea will be without the injured N’Golo Kante (hamstring).
Due to suspension, the midfielder missed Saturday’s victory against Fulham – but it was hoped he would be back in time for the King Power tour according to ES.
With Andreas Christensen available after a knee injury, Frank Lampard otherwise has a fully fit squad to choose from.
With Kurt Zouma, Reece James, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner all left out of the starting XI, the Chelsea manager made a host of changes for the game at Fulham.
After a troubling slump in December, Lampard hopes victory at the weekend represents a turnaround for his side.
Chelsea predicted Line up : Mendy, James, Zouma, Thiago, Chilwell; Havertz, Jorginho, Mount; Ziyech, Werner, Abraham
Leicester City Team News
In the final few minutes, Leicester stalwart Vardy limped off with a hip problem against Southampton, but Rodgers has expressed hope about his availability for Chelsea’s visit as he looks to add to his good scoring record against the big six.
The anticipated return of Vardy will leave Dennis Praet as the hosts’ only reported absentee through injury, with Ricardo Pereira making the squad on Saturday this season for the first time in the Premier League.
James Justin and Timothy Castagne, however, should reprise their everyday defensive roles, and Wesley Fofana is expected to line up once again alongside Jonny Evans.
Leicester City predicted lineup:
Schmeichel; Castagne, Fofana, Evans, Justin; Ndidi, Tielemans; Albrighton, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy