Chelsea vs Leicester City: Team news | Predictions tips & bettings odds
The visitors may be out of form at the start of the new season, but they have a good scoring record on their Premier League travels.
Chelsea hosts Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Both teams have had dismal beginnings to the Premier League season.
Thomas Tuchel’s men have three points from a potential nine and were humiliated 3-0 against Leeds United last time out.
The Foxes, on the other hand, have lost their past two games after drawing with Brentford on the opening weekend of the season, and Brendan Rodgers’ side are heavy underdogs when they visit the capital this weekend.
Mateo Kovacic, a midfielder for Chelsea, has returned to training following a knee injury.
Kalidou Koulibaly is suspended after receiving a red card against Leeds, while Thomas Tuchel will also be absent from the dugout while serving a touchline suspension.
Brendan Rodgers, manager of Leicester City, has announced that Chelsea target Wesley Fofana will not play.
Rodgers has said that midfielder James Maddison “had a twinge” in training this week.
The betting odds, Chelsea vs Leicester City
With bet365, the visitors are priced at 6/1 (7.00) to win their first game of the season, while the Blues are priced at 2/5. (1.40).
However, this has been a close encounter in recent years, with Chelsea winning only three of their past ten competitive meetings with the Foxes. The Saturday draw is available at 4/1. (5.00).
Chelsea vs Leicester City first goal scorer
Armando Broja of the hosts is the 9/2 (5.50) favourite to break the stalemate with his first goal for his new club.
Raheem Sterling, who is aiming for his first goal in a Chelsea shirt, is set at 5/1 (6.00), while Kai Havertz and Mason Mount are both listed at 11/2. (6.50).
Jamie Vardy is the shortest priced player for the Midlands team at 9/1 (10.00), with James Maddison the only player to have scored for Leicester this season available at 16/1. (17.00).
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Chelsea vs Leicester City preview
Leicester have surrendered at least two goals in each of their three matches this season, and Chelsea will be hopeful of resuming their scoring ways following their blank last weekend.
Keeping a clean sheet at Stamford Bridge, on the other hand, has proven difficult for Tuchel’s club, with the 2020 European champions only achieving three shutouts in their past 15 home Premier League games.
The arrival of one of the Premier League’s most consistent scoring sides on the road in recent years on Saturday might stretch that terrible defensive record even further.
Leicester have scored in 47 of their previous 55 away games in the English Premier League, and they drew their last away game 1-1 last season.
Chelsea vs Leicester City tips and predictions
Both teams to score is placed at 10/11 (1.91), which appears to be a great price considering the visitors’ strong away scoring record.
At the time of writing, the odds were accurate. Please play responsibly, I personally predict 2-1