Preview: Chelsea vs Leicester City

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Chelsea will host Leicester City in the Premier League and this is what you should know before the match.

Chelsea will host Leicester City in the Premier League this weekend at the Stamford bridge.

The Blue suffered huge defeat away from home in the hands of Leeds United and would seek to bounce back from their defeat.

Following their start in the Premier League with a victory over Everton the Stamford bridge side has picked up just 1 point.

Meanwhile, Leicester city has endured a difficult start to the season having picking up 1 point in three games.

The foxes were unlucky in their first game after they jeopardize an early 2 goal lead against Brentford in their first game.

Leicester City have then lost points following their defeat to Arsenal and Southampton in the Premier League.

Leicester City played a 0-0 draw with Stockport in the EFL on Tuesday but progressed to the next round on penalty.

Team News.

Fofana will remain out of contention for Leicester, while Rodgers has a decision to make regarding Youri Tielemans as he continues to be linked with a departure.

The Belgian may be recalled in place of Maddison, who Rodgers says “felt a twinge” in training on Wednesday.

Harvey Barnes could keep his spot in the team after coming through 90 minutes against Stockport County in midweek on the back of a knee injury.

If Rodgers switches to a back three, Caglar Soyuncu will return to the starting XI with Ayoze Perez likely to be the player to drop out.

Chelsea are likely to be without Mateo Kovacic as he continues his recovery from a knee issue, while N’Golo Kante is a definite absentee with a hamstring injury.

Kalidou Koulibaly serves a one-match ban with Marc Cucurella likely to drop into the back three and Ben Chilwell returning to the starting lineup against his former club.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek could replace Conor Gallagher in central midfield, but Havertz is expected to retain his place in attack ahead of Armando Broja, who is likely to feature in the squad after injury.

Chelsea possible starting lineup:

Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Cucurella; James, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Chilwell; Mount, Sterling; Havertz

Leicester City possible starting lineup:

Ward; Castagne, Amartey, Evans, Justin; Ndidi, Dewsbury-Hall; Perez, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy

Sportscliffs prediction

Chelsea 2-1 Leicester City

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