Leicester vs Chelsea: Line-up, EPL prediction and result

Frank Lampard’s Blues face a daunting task in their bid to close the gap at the top of the EPL standings when Chelsea travel to Leicester City for an EPL fixture this week.

Latest EPL standings as well as fixtures and results are found below the predictions.

Chelsea have a challenge on their hands in the English Premier League on Tuesday night, as they travel to in-form Leicester.

Frank Lampard just about managed to turn that frown upside down on Saturday when his side pinched a London derby win with the only goal at Fulham.

It was a first three-point haul in three games for the Blues, who had been on the slide since the festive period.

N’Golo Kante won’t face his old club despite completing his suspension, with the energetic midfielder ruled out by injury.

Anders Christensen is doubtful at centre back, with Lampard mulling over his attacking options for the trip to the East Midlands.

Leicester are right up at the sharp end as they attempt to repeat their underdog heroics of 2016.

The Foxes are unbeaten in five and sit third in the standings, with last weekend’s win over Southampton making it three victories in their last five.

Brendan Rodgers has steered his side to a position above reigning champions Liverpool as the campaign reaches its halfway point, with only Manchester duo City and United above them.

Talisman Jamie Vardy faces a race against time to be fit for the Blues’ visit thanks to a troublesome hip.

Dennis Praet is the only definite absentee for Rodgers, who may well shuffle his pack at the back as Caglar Soyuncu returns to fitness.

Leicester vs Chelsea: Prediction

Prediction methodology explainedThe expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.

Leicester vs Chelsea: EPL starting XI prediction

Probable Leicester Starting XI: Kasper Schmeichel, Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu, Timothy Castagne, Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemens, James Justin, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes, Jamie Vardy.

Probable Chelsea Starting XI: Edouard Mendy, Reece James, Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, Mason Mount, Hakim Ziyech, Olivier Giroud, Christian Pulisic.

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