Chelsea v Leicester City: match preview

on 12 January 2018

It looks like N’Golo Kanté will not be getting a third successive Premier League winner’s medal this May, but the Frenchman remains vital to the reigning champions Chelsea and very much missed by their predecessors, Leicester. Claude Puel has revitalised the Foxes and in particular Jamie Vardy, who will look to exploit a Chelsea defence feeling the strain of being in four competitions. Paul Chronnell

Kick-off Saturday 3pm

Venue Stamford Bridge

Last season Chelsea 3 Leicester City 0

Referee Mike Jones

This season G9, Y29, R0, 3.22 cards per game

Odds H 2-7 A 10-1 D 5-1

Chelsea

Subs from Caballero, Eduardo, Scott, David Luiz, Rüdiger, Clarke-Salter, Moses, Musonda, Drinkwater, Ampadu, Sterling, Kenedy, Willian, Batshuayi

Doubtful Barkley (match fitness)

Injured None

Suspended None

Form WWDWWD

Discipline Y26 R3

Leading scorer Morata 10

Leicester City

Subs from Hamer, Jakupovic, James, Huth, Chilwell, Okazaki, Iheanacho, King, Slimani, Ulloa, Musa, Benalouane

Doubtful None

Injured Morgan (hamstring, 27 Jan), Simpson (hamstring, 27 Jan)

Suspended None

Form WLDLLW

Discipline Y28 R2

Leading scorer Vardy 9

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