Kick-off: 1630, 18/08/2019
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
TV: Sky Sports
Frank Lampard has been left cursing his luck after two early setbacks in charge of Chelsea but can hopefully enjoy a change of fortune against Leicester.
The Blues have played some lovely football versus Manchester United and Liverpool, but came out of those games with nothing to show for their efforts.
This is a chance to put that right and 33/20 for the London outfit to lead at half-time and full-time is our initial Chelsea vs Leicester prediction.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Chelsea faded in the second half when beaten 4-0 at Old Trafford in their Premier League opener, but Tammy Abraham and Emerson had hit the woodwork in an encouraging first period.
There were more agonising near-misses in a 2-2 UEFA Super Cup draw with Liverpool on Wednesday, before the Reds shaded the penalty shoot-out.
Olivier Giroud and Jorginho were on target in Istanbul, while N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic produced eye-catching performances.
“My overall feeling from the game is one of pride in the team’s performance and happiness,” insisted Lampard.
“I don’t like losing, I’m a terrible loser, as you should be at Chelsea. We wanted to win, but we were very unfortunate.
“I am proud of the players and if that is a sign of what we can do already, then this season we can get better and it’s a really good sign.”
Pulisic’s movement and vision gave hope that he can prove a decent replacement for Eden Hazard and 6/1 for him to open the scoring appeals from the Chelsea vs Leicester odds.
Last Chelsea line-up: Kepa, Emerson, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Jorginho, Pulisic, Kante, Kovacic, Pedro, Giroud.
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
Leicester began life without Harry Maguire by drawing 0-0 with Wolves in a tight tussle at King Power Stadium.
The Foxes benefited from Leander Dendoncker’s second-half strike being ruled out via VAR in a game of few chances.
City’s best opening came when Jamie Vardy missed Youri Tielemans’ low cross in the first half, but Brendan Rodgers was far from downbeat with the result.
He said: “What’s most important for us is we got the point on the board and we take that. It’s also a clean sheet for us, so defensively that was good.
“We just need to improve with the ball and take more care with our passing. That then allows us to affect the final third that bit more. Overall, I was pleased though.”
The Foxes should end up with another top-10 finish, but this is a tough test and we prefer 29/4 for a 2-0 home win to complete our Chelsea vs Leicester betting tips.
Last Leicester line-up: Schmeichel, Chilwell, Soyuncu, Evans, Pereira, Tielemans, Maddison, Choudhury, Ndidi, Vardy, Perez.
Liverpool 2-2 CHELSEA (AET, 5-4 on pens) – Olivier Giroud, Jorginho (pen)
LEICESTER 0-0 Wolves
Head-to-head: Leicester 0-0 Chelsea, Chelsea 0-1 Leicester, Leicester 1-2 Chelsea, Chelsea 0-0 Leicester, Leicester 1-2 Chelsea
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