Kick-off: 2015, 19/01/2021
Stadium: King Power Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Leicester and Chelsea both enjoyed Premier League victories over the weekend but the Foxes looked in better form during those matches.
City could have scored a hatful of goals in a 2-0 win over Southampton, whereas the Blues fairly laboured to a 1-0 triumph over 10-man Fulham.
We feel 2/1 for a home win is good value for our first Leicester vs Chelsea prediction.
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
Leicester were given a decent test early on by Saints in an end-to-end encounter at this venue, before James Maddison fired them in front on 37 minutes.
The Foxes then impressed after the break, even though a flurry of missed chances meant they only wrapped up victory via a Harvey Barnes breakaway effort in stoppage time.
“We were happy to go in at half-time ahead, but we weren’t particularly happy with our performance,” commented Barnes.
“We thought we were a bit off the pace, but I thought in the second half, we were a lot better.
“We controlled the game a lot better and, of course, we’re really happy with the three points.”
That was a seventh win in 10 outings in all competitions for City, who are playing with plenty of confidence and self-belief.
There was a slight worry when Jamie Vardy hobbled off late on and he has been troubled by a persistent groin strain.
However, Barnes and Maddison both continue to make good progress, along with Youri Tielemans, while the hard-working Marc Albrighton is another great asset.
Looking at the Leicester vs Chelsea odds, we like 7/2 for a home win and over 2.5 goals in the game.
Last Leicester line-up: Schmeichel, Justin, Fofana, Evans, Castagne, Tielemans, Maddison, Albrighton, Barnes, Ndidi, Vardy.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Chelsea secured a much-needed league win at Fulham, having tasted defeat in four of their previous six top-flight fixtures.
However, it was another unconvincing display from the Blues, until Mason Mount’s 78th-minute strike eased the pressure on Frank Lampard.
The Cottagers had Antonee Robinson sent off just before half-time but remained competitive despite the numerical disadvantage.
“That was really important because our recent league form, as we know, has not been what we want,” admitted Lampard.
“At the top end of the pitch, we’ve gone from the top goalscorers in the Premier League to not.
“That means there’s a little bit of a lack of confidence in individuals…and it wasn’t quite there for us until the goal.
“But the patience was good, the movement of the ball was pretty good and it was important that we took it forward.
“I think the spirit and the way we approached the game was spot on and now we’ve got a big game on Tuesday.”
Hakim Ziyech seems to be finding his form again after recently returning from injury and his creative spark has been sorely missed.
Some other attacking players still appear a touch out of sorts, though, and that could give City the edge.
Let’s finish off our Leicester vs Chelsea betting tips by taking 10/1 for a 2-1 home victory.
Last Chelsea line-up: Mendy, Rudiger, Silva, Chilwell, Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Pulisic, Kovacic, Mount, Ziyech, Giroud.
LEICESTER 2-0 Southampton – James Maddison, Harvey Barnes
Fulham 0-1 CHELSEA – Mason Mount
Head-to-head: Leicester 0-1 Chelsea, Leicester 2-2 Chelsea, Chelsea 1-1 Leicester, Leicester 0-0 Chelsea, Chelsea 0-1 Leicester
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