Chelsea vs Leicester City Preview and Prediction 2021

Chelsea vs Leicester City Preview and Prediction 2021

Chelsea vs Leicester City predictions for Tuesday’s Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea and Leicester meet for the second time in four days as the FA Cup champions look to strengthen their top four prospects against Champions League finalists Chelsea. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

23 of Chelsea’s 27 competitive games under Thomas Tuchel have featured fewer than three goals.

Leicester have drawn five of their last 11 competitive away games.

Leicester are unbeaten in six Premier League meetings with Chelsea

11 of Chelsea’s 18 league home games this season have finished with two or fewer goals

Blues look for revenge after FA Cup Final defeat

A Youri Tielemans rocket sent thousands of Leicester fans into raptures on at Wembley as Brendan Rodgers’ masterminded The Foxes first ever FA Cup success, but the players must recover from their celebrations quickly as they visit a Chelsea side out for revenge in Tuesday’s Premier League meeting.

This is one of the few remaining Premier League fixtures that has something riding on it for both teams, and it just so happens that both Chelsea and Leicester are hunting the same thing: Champions League football.

Premier League top four race heats up

They are separated by just two points in the Premier League table and fifth-placed Liverpool are also chasing a top four spot. Victory for Leicester would secure Champions League football and victory for Chelsea would put them in the driving seat, but defeat for either team would put them under huge pressure heading into the final game of the season.

With that in mind, we can expect another tight and tense affair at Stamford Bridge, especially with Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea side on the pitch. Since the German took over Chelsea’s 27 games have featured just 47 goals, with 23 of those fixtures producing fewer than three goals.

Goals at a premium at Stamford Bridge

If either side absolutely needed to win on Tuesday we might expect a more open affair, but with a draw not being the end of the world for either team backing under 2.5 goals looks the way to go and that tip makes it into our Chelsea vs Leicester bet builder.

The Foxes have drawn five of their last 11 competitive away games as well, so I’m also opting for a 1-1 correct score prediction.

Chelsea injuries and team news

Chelsea have no injury concerns but could reinstate Kai Havertz to the starting lineup in place of Timo Werner or Hakim Ziyech, while Reece James should move back to wingback and push Cesar Azpilicueta into a three-man defence again.

Leicester injuries and team news

Jonny Evans limped off with a return of his heel injury on Saturday and will miss out here, with Timothy Castagne dropping back into centre back and Marc Albrighton playing as right wingback. Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy will lead the line again, while James Maddison could return in place of Ayoze Perez.

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