Prediction for Leicester vs Chelsea match in round 27 of the Premier League 2022/23 on March 11. Who will win?
The current form of Leicester vs Chelsea
Chelsea has regained their winning spirit. They have won both of their last two matches, including a 2-0 victory over Dortmund a few days ago to secure a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League 2022/23. Riding high on confidence, Graham Potter’s players are likely to “outplay” Leicester in the weekend match, despite the London team having to play away at King Power Stadium.
Chelsea also has the support of history in this weekend’s match. Statistics show that in the four recent encounters between the two teams, the Stamford Bridge team has dominated, with one draw and three wins, including a 2-1 victory in the first leg of the Premier League this season, in which striker Raheem Sterling scored a brace.
Meanwhile, Leicester is playing very poorly. They have lost all four of their recent matches, three of which they were unable to score any goals (all in the Premier League). With a poor record, Leicester has only earned 24 points after 25 rounds of matches. They are currently in 15th place but are only three points ahead of bottom team Bournemouth.
The home ground is not necessarily an advantage for Brendan Rodgers’ team either. In the recent 7 matches against opponents at King Power, Leicester has only won one, drawing two, and lost four.
In summary, Chelsea has high hopes of winning this weekend’s match to continue their climb up the rankings. This is even more likely as many of the key players of the London team have begun to regain their top forms, such as defender Marc Cucurella and strikers Raheem Sterling and Kai Havertz.
Leicester vs Chelsea Squad information
Leicester will host Chelsea with three defenders unable to play due to long-term injuries. These are left-back Ryan Bertrand, right-back James Justin, and center-back Jonny Evans. These are serious losses for Rodgers’ team, especially in the absence of Justin. These losses explain why Leicester has not been playing well defensively in recent times, with a streak of six matches without keeping a clean sheet.
Chelsea also has several unfortunate injury absences, including center-back Thiago Silva and midfielders N’Golo Kante and Mason Mount. However, the London team has a strong squad, which they will travel to King Power with the return of midfielder Christian Pulisic after two months away from the pitch.
Expected lineups for Leicester vs Chelsea:
- Leicester: Ward; Castagne, Faes, Souttar, Kristiansen; Ndidi, Dewsbury-Hall; Barnes, Maddison, Tete; Iheanacho.
- Chelsea: Kepa; Fofona, Koulibaly, Cucurella; Chilwell, Kovacic, Fernandz, James; Sterling, Felix, Havertz.
Prediction: Leicester 1-2 Chelsea
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