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Leicester vs Chelsea: EPL Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups and Fantasy XI

Leicester vs Chelsea will have a completely new dynamic as Chelsea will face Leicester on Saturday with full of a new feeling of optimism.

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Leicester vs Chelsea will have a completely new dynamic as Chelsea will face Leicester on Saturday afternoon full of a new feeling of optimism.

Match Details:

  • Location: Leicester, England
  • Stadium: King Power Stadium
  • Date: Saturday 11 March
  • Kick-off Time: 15:00 GMT / 10:00 ET / 07:00 PT
  • Referee: Andre Marriner
  • VAR: Graham Scott

Leicester vs Chelsea: Match Preview:

The Blues have won two games in a row for the first time in five months, with that second victory coming in emphatic fashion against a high-flying Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League in midweek.

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Chelsea are still buzzing over their victory against Dortmund (Image- Chelsea FC)

Their positivity isn't shared by Leicester, whose recent defeat to fellow strugglers Southampton has ramped up the pressure on Brendan Rodgers. The Foxes are just two points and one bad set of results away from dropping back into the relegation zone.

Team News:

Leicester:

Jonny Evans is back in team training but is expected to be kept out of competitive action for a little while as he readjusts to things. He'll remain on the sidelines alongside Victor Kristiansen, Youri Tielemans and James Justin.

The fresh concern for Rodgers involves winger Harvey Barnes, who picked up a knock and was substituted at half-time against Southampton. Just how fit he is remains to be seen.

Jannik Vestergaard is also reported to have been banished to the Under-21 side after criticising Rodgers in an interview, but since he is yet to play a Premier League minute this season, that absence won't be felt too much.

Chelsea:

Mason Mount should return to the Chelsea squad after sitting out the Dortmund win through suspension, although this game may come too soon for N'Golo Kante as he prepares to return from a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Edouard Mendy, Thiago Silva and Armando Broja all remain out, while Cesar Azpilicueta is still being analysed after his nasty head injury against Southampton. Reece James is also out with illness.

Leicester vs Chelsea: Head to Head:

in 22 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Chelsea have won 12 games, lost four and drawn six.

Midfielder James Maddison has 14 goal contributions in 17 league starts for Leicester City this season.

Attacker Harvey Barnes has scored eight goals in 23 league starts for Leicester City so far.

Attacker Raheem Sterling has six goal contributions in 16 league starts for Chelsea so far.

German forward Kai Havertz has six goal contributions in 21 league starts for Chelsea this season.

Predicted Line-ups:

Leicester predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Ward; Pereira, Faes, Souttar, Castagne; Ndidi, Dewsbury-Hall; Tete, Maddison, Barnes; Iheanacho

Chelsea predicted lineup (3-4-3): Kepa; Fofana, Koulibaly, Cucurella; Loftus-Cheek, Fernandez, Kovacic, Chilwell; Sterling, Havertz, Felix

LEI vs CHE: Fantasy XI:

 Kepa; Fofana, Koulibaly, Cucurella; Loftus-Cheek, Ndidi, Dewsbury-Hall;, Fernandez,Maddison, Havertz, Felix.

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