Kick-off: 1500, 22/12/2018
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
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What Trueform says for Chelsea vs Leicester
Leicester have hit a bit of a rocky patch and Chelsea are expected to make light work of the Foxes in Saturday’s Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues beat Manchester City 2-0 in their last home game and have won by more than one goal at this venue five times in the top flight this term.
We’re snapping up 87/100 for Maurizio Sarri’s side to add to that tally as our first Chelsea vs Leicester prediction.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Chelsea further boosted their hopes of a top-four finish when goals from Pedro and Eden Hazard helped them to prevail 2-1 at Brighton last time out.
Having teed up the opener, Hazard now boasts a direct hand in 17 goals in 16 league matches this term, already more than his combined goals and assists total from last season.
Team-mate Antonio Rudiger said: “The way he’s playing is fantastic. We all know what he’s capable of and I’m happy for him. Every position he plays, he makes a statement, he’s strong.
“He’s really doing a fantastic job. He’s a leader, he’s a good example, not by speaking, but by doing, so he’s very good.”
Looking at the Chelsea vs Leicester odds, we can’t see beyond Hazard at 3/1 in the first goalscorer market.
Last Chelsea line-up: Kepa, Rudiger, Alonso, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Hazard, Pedro, Willian.
Andreas Christensen (hamstring) is the only injury absentee for Chelsea.
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
Leicester showed plenty of spirit before losing out to Manchester City on penalties in the EFL Cup on Tuesday, with Marc Albrighton’s superb strike earning them a 1-1 draw in normal time.
Claude Puel rested a number of regular starters, including Jamie Vardy, but was satisfied with how his fringe players fared.
“I’m happy with their performance, it was a complete game,” he said. “It’s important because we have a good squad and when we play games every three games, I want my team to play with the right intensity.”
However, the Foxes had previously turned in lacklustre displays when going down 2-0 at home to Tottenham and 1-0 away to Crystal Palace.
Let’s add 6/1 for a 2-0 home victory to our Chelsea vs Leicester betting tips.
Last Leicester EPL line-up: Schmeichel, Morgan, Pereira, Maguire, Fuchs, Gray, Maddison, Albrighton, Mendy, Ndidi, Vardy.
Ben Chilwell has missed the last two games with a knee injury but is back in training, although Wilfred Ndidi (knee) is a doubt and Daniel Amartey (broken ankle) is out.
Brighton 1-2 CHELSEA – Pedro, Eden Hazard
LEICESTER 1-1 Man City – Marc Albrighton
Head-to-head: Leicester 1-2 Chelsea, Chelsea 0-0 Leicester, Leicester 1-2 Chelsea, Leicester 0-3 Chelsea, Chelsea 3-0 Leicester, Leicester 2-4 Chelsea
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