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Premier League – Leicester City vs Chelsea: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Premier League match between Leicester City and Chelsea and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Leicester City and Chelsea kick-off the first round of Premier League fixtures since the international break with a meeting at the King Power Stadium.

A lot is riding on this match for both sides. Chelsea have a three-point lead at the top of the Premier League table to protect, while 12th-place Leicester need a win to revive their top six prospects. The two teams head into the clash off the back of 1-1 draws from their previous outings.

Our tip

Facts and figures for Leicester vs Chelsea in Premier League.

  • Leicester conceded in the last 18 of 20 matches;
  • Leicester scored in the last 17 of 19 matches;
  • Leicester conceded the last 10 matches in a row;
  • Both teams scored in Leicester’s last 8 of 10 matches.
  • Chelsea unbeaten the last 5 matches in a row;
  • Chelsea has won the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Chelsea unbeaten the last 5 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Chelsea has won in the last 4 of 5 matches.

Current form — Leicester v. Chelsea

The Foxes paddling along

It has been a rollercoaster couple of weeks for Leicester with performances showing little sign of stability. It is not all bad, but it is not fantastic either for Brendan Rodgers’ side from their last 3 matches. They came up short in a 2-0 defeat against Arsenal, followed by a 1-1 draw against Spartak Moskva. They picked up a point against in the latest round after a 1-1 draw with Leeds.

The Blues in nice flow

Chelsea look to continue their current momentum with another positive result. Thomas Tuchel’s side look well suited to take on any opponent at the moment, as seen in their last 3 matches. They ran out 0-3 and 0-1 winners against Newcastle and Malmo FF, respectively. Their winning streak came to an end against Burnley, who claimed a point in a 1-1 draw.

Based on the bookmaker odds at the time of writing, a Chelsea win is heavily favored.

Leicester v. Chelsea — fixture history

In the most recent encounter between these teams, Chelsea managed to hold on to a tight 2-1 win.

Leicester head into their upcoming match against the Premier League leaders with a 20% winning record in recent Premier League meetings. In 10 encounters, that amounts to a 2-4-4 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 40%. In the last 10 meetings of these teams, the opponents played on an equal footing.

Current table in the Premier League

Top marksman

Patson Daka has been the most prolific scorer for the home team recently. Surely, Leicester are relying on the Zimbabwe international to once again shine in their upcoming match. Meanwhile, Chelsea will be looking to Reece James in the hope that he will add more goals to his current total of 4 goals in his latest games.