EPL: Chelsea Vs Leicester City - Preview, team news and expected line-ups

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London, Oct 13: Chelsea FC will look forward to picking up yet another win against the reigning champions Leicester City on Saturday (October 15) at the Stamford Bridge. [EPL Schedule of Game week 8]

The Blues have had a topsy-turvy start to their season under new manager Antonio Conte. After winning the first couple of matches, Conte's men went winless for 3 consecutive matches conceding defeat in two.

Antonio Conte and Claudio Ranieri (Image courtesy: Chelsea and Leicester Twitter)

Leicester City's title defending season has been horrible so far as they have managed to win just 2 matches. They lost 3 and drew 2 and are currently placed in the 12th position.

It will slowly become difficult for the foxes if they fail to get at least a point against Antonio Conte's side on Saturday afternoon.


Kick-off: 5:00 PM (IST)

Venue: Stamford Bridge, London

The match will be telecasted LIVE on Star Networks and Hotstar.


Team News

Chelsea are all set to welcome their captain John Terry back, as the veteran English defender makes a comeback into the side after an injury. Though, Terry will be back it is unlikely Conte would change his winning combination. 

Victor Moses, who had a brilliant match against Hull City last week, picked up an injury during the international break is expected to make a comeback.

Claudio Ranieri is likely to keep his starting XI unchanged from the game against Southampton.


Predicted line-ups

Chelsea FC (4-2-3-1)

Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois

Defenders: Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Gary Cahill, Marcos Alonso

Midfielders: N'Golo Kante, Nemanja Matic; Victor Moses, Willian, Eden Hazard

Striker: Diego Costa

Chelsea formation

Leicester City (4-4-2)

Goalkeeper: Kasper Schmeichel

Defenders: Danny Simpson, Wes Morgan, Robert Huth, Christian Fuchs

Midfielders: Riyad Mahrez, Danny Drinkwater, Daniel Amartey, Marc Albrighton

Strikers: Islam Slimani, Jamie Vardy

Leicester City formation


Prediction

Chelsea FC 2-0 Leicester City

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