Chelsea return to Premier League action this weekend when they travel to take on Leicester City.
The Blues have enjoyed a largely excellent start to the season and find themselves at the top of the Premier League by winning eight of their 11 matches so far.
However, after stumbling to a 1-1 draw with Burnley last time out, the focus for Thomas Tuchel’s side will be on getting back to winning ways.
For the Foxes there’s a real need to pick up a positive result as Brendan Rodgers’ side currently sit in 12th position in the table going into the weekend.
It’ll be a fierce contest between two strong teams and one that you won’t want to miss.
The Premier League clash is set to take place at the King Power Stadium, Leicester on Saturday, November 20.
Kick-off is scheduled for 12.30pm with the contest being the first top flight match of the weekend.
Leicester City v Chelsea: Team news
Youri Tielemans is a doubt for the Chelsea clash.
The Belgian midfielder is struggling with a calf problem and as a result could miss Saturday’s clash.
Leicester will also be without Wesley Fofana, Mark Albrighton and James Justin who are still ruled out.
Chelsea could welcome Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner back into the first team squad with both players progressing well in their recovery over the international break – and the former even re-joined training on Tuesday.
Kai Havertz, Mason Mount and Marcos Alonso are also expected to be back in contention, but the game could come too soon for Mateo Kovacic who is out with a thigh injury.
Leicester City v Chelsea: Match facts
- Leicester City are unbeaten in their last three home Premier League matches against Chelsea (W1 D2) last having a longer unbeaten run on home soil against the Blues in the top-flight between February 1985 and May 1995 at Filbert Street (four draws).
- Chelsea have only lost three of their last 18 Premier League games against Leicester (W10 D5), though one of those was at the King Power last season, a 2-0 defeat in Frank Lampard’s last league game in charge in January.
- In all competitions, Leicester have won two matches against Chelsea in 2021, winning in the Premier League in January and the FA Cup final in May. In the last 10 years, only one team has beaten the Blues three times in a single calendar year (Manchester United in 2019).
- Leicester City have lost 14 of their last 16 Premier League games against the league leaders (D2), with their last such victory coming in January 1998 – a 1-0 win against Man United at Old Trafford thanks to a Tony Cottee strike.
- Leicester have kept just one clean sheet in their last 17 Premier League games, a 1-0 win over Wolves on the opening weekend. They last had a longer run without a shutout than their current run of 10 between October and December 2016 (11 games).
- Chelsea have won their last three Premier League away games by an aggregate score of 7-0. They’ve not won four in a row on the road without conceding since December 2008 (a run of six under Felipe Scolari).
- Leicester have had more shots from high turnovers than any other side in the Premier League this season (20). However, the Foxes have also faced more such efforts than any other side (23), while no side has faced fewer attempts from high turnovers than Chelsea (7).
- No side have scored more headed goals in the Premier League this season than Chelsea (4), while no side have conceded more via headers than Leicester this term (4).
- Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku has scored five goals in eight Premier League appearances against teams managed by Brendan Rodgers (five against Rodgers’ Liverpool, including the last goal scored against his Liverpool side in October 2015 for Everton).
- No player has netted more Premier League goals against teams managed by the Northern Irishman (Harry Kane also on five).
Leicester striker Jamie Vardy is just two goals away from equalling Ian Wright’s Premier League record of 93 goals scored after turning 30. However, Vardy has only scored in one of his nine Premier League games against sides at the top of the table, doing so in a 5-1 defeat at Manchester City in February 2018.