Leicester is a hesitant host
Leicester have a chance to win this match to see themselves for some time as leaders in the standings. Even if it doesn’t turn out exactly like that, they still occupy the prestigious 3rd position in the English Premier League.
In fact, their huge problem this season is their inability to play at home. Leicester are the weakest host of all the top teams. And 4 of their 5 losses for the season are home. By comparison, they are the 2nd strongest guest (after Man United) with 22 out of a possible 24 points.
However, they made a good and deserved victory in their last match at home with 2-0 over Southampton. I do not belittle her in any way.
However, I remind you that for this match the Saints had a total of 8 absentees, including their most important Danny Ings. In the last minute of the match, the ubiquitous Jamie Vardy was replaced due to an injury.
But Brendan Rodgers said the chances of him taking part in the meeting were high.
Chelsea does not look good
Chelsea are certainly not in shape. And their victory over Fulham, who was left with a man less early on, cannot erase that impression at all. They previously made a long series of 6 matches in the Premier League with only 1 victory in them.
Among them is the loss in the derby with Arsenal, in which it seems that the Chelsea players wanted just that. In the end, the situation in the standings is such that they are 8 points from Man United and 6 from Leicester.
If there is no internal sabotage against Frank Lampard, then the goal should be at least not to lose this match.
Prediction for Leicester – Chelsea
Four of the last 5 league matches between Leicester and Chelsea have been draws.
Whether this will be the case again is difficult to judge. But I certainly expect both teams to be cautious.
Which means low performance. And at least one of them to keep a dry net in the match.
Top facts and statistics for the match
Leicester have won 7 of their last 10 games: 7-2-1.
Leicester have won 6 of their last 9 home games: 6-1-2.
Chelsea have lost 3 of their last 4 away games.
Chelsea have not lost in their last 7 away games against Leicester, with 3 wins and 4 draws.
Jamie Vardy is Leicester ‘s top scorer with 11 goals. Tammy Abraham has 6 goals for Chelsea.
Johnny Evans has more yellow cards (5) than any other Leicester player. N`Golo Kante has 5 for Chelsea.
Leicester’s last 5 games:
Chelsea’s last 5 games:
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Head-to-head matches: LEICESTER – CHELSEA
Match Info: Leicester Vs Chelsea Prediction
Date: Tuesday, 19 January 2021
Kick-off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Venue: King Power Stadium.
|Forecast:||1. Chelsea to win