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LEICESTER vs CHELSEA : Match Previews, Injuries, Kickoff Time, & Chelsea Predicted Lineup #LEICHE

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The Premier League matchday begins with the blues visit to Leicester City to take on the foxes on Saturday afternoon. Leicester City and Chelsea both have majority of their players travelled for World Cup qualifier and must have returned to their clubs in preparation for this encounter.

Match Previews

Both teams were unable to secure a victory in their last match as Chelsea were held out to a 1-1 draw by Burnley and Leicester also a 1-1 draw with Leeds United. Ahead of this tough match, the two managers will be anticipating a victory. Chelsea would welcome Juventus at Stamford bridge on Tuesday in continuation of the UCL group stage.

Leicester City injury news

Evans, Fofana and Tielemans are the only Leicester City players currently on the injury list.

Chelsea injury news

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku could be back to the starting lineup after the Belgian returned to full personal training. Good news for Chelsea as Pulisic return from qualifiers without picking up an injury after playing two games for the United States. Timo Werner remains sidelined but could be back in the next EPL match against Man United.

 

How Chelsea May Lineup against Leicester

With several players back to their full fitness, Thomas Tuchel has a lot of options ahead of the crucial match with Leicester. Mendy is expected to be between the sticks and three defensive lines selection could be based on players fatigue ahead of another crucial UCL match versus Juventus.

Players who have featured more for their countries could be rested. Antonio Rudiger, Chalobah, and Christensen could be given a starting berth. Silva and Azpilicueta may be rested for the UCL match.

In the midfield, Reece James and Ben Chilwell should be on the left and right sides, while Ngolo Kante who didn’t play much for France should start along with Jorginho. Christian Pulisic could be on the starting lineup along with Mount and Lukaku upfront.

Predicted Chelsea XI: Mendy; Rudiger, Chalobah, Christensen; Chilwell, Jorginho, Kante, James; Mount, Lukaku, Pulisic.

(Chelsea XI with 3-4-2-1 formation) 

Kickoff Time

The match will kick off by 1:30 pm on Saturday at King power stadium

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