Leicester vs Chelsea: Score Predictions

Well, here we are, it’s Leicester City against Chelsea. Mercifully, the third international break of the season is over and yet again we’re back to domestic football. We now face the prospect of four months of non-stop Premier League action and games every three days for the foreseeable future. This is the period where titles are won and lost. It’s the time where Chelsea need to stand up and show they deserve to win the Premier League.

Chelsea take on Leicester away in the first of a tough run of games for the Blues. This fixture proved costly for Chelsea last season, and ultimately resulted in Frank Lampard losing his job. Leicester also got one over on Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea in the FA Cup final, where Ben Chilwell’s late equalising goal was ruled out thanks to VAR. Indeed, there should be no shortage of motivation for Chelsea to put in a good performance and give everything vs Leicester.

Chelsea travel to face Leicester City and this is what our writers think will happen. Edit by @pabloedition
Chelsea travel to face Leicester City and this is what our writers think will happen. Edit by @pabloedition

Chelsea have been handed a boost as Timo Werner and Mason Mount are both available again, although the match will come too soon for Romelu Lukaku and Mateo Kovacic.

Leicester on the other hand are missing key midfielder Youri Tielemans through a calf injury. Wesley Fofana and James Justin are also still out with long term injuries.

Leicester away is always going to be a hard fixture, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s a must win one for Chelsea. They side were wasteful against Burnley and dropped points in a way that you simply can’t do when on the hunt the Premier League title. Ahead of this one, it’s vital that Chelsea right the wrongs of the previous matchday and get a huge three points on the road.

Some of the writers at The Chelsea Social have shared their predictions on Leicester vs Chelsea.

RJ (@RJ_Goodthings)

The Blues will take on the Foxes at King Power Stadium to kick-start Matchweek 12 of the Premier League.

Our last game before the last international break unfortunately ended in a sour-tasting 1-1 draw against Burnley at Stamford Bridge- despite the Blues being well and truly the dominant outfit on the day. Prior to that disappointing result, the reigning European Champions had enjoyed a perfect run points wise since the October international fixtures and have placed themselves on top of the Premier League table – three points ahead of Manchester City and West Ham.

On the other hand, the hosts have had an indifferent / underwhelming start to the campaign. Out of their past five games, the 2015-16 Premier League Champions have won two, drawn two and lost one and find themselves in 12th place with a goal difference of -2. Further, the Foxes have conceded 18 goals in their first 11 games compared to Chelsea’s four and have been unable to maintain concentration throughout their matches as they have made multiple mistakes at crucial times this season which has cost them dearly.

Another interesting sub-plot to have developed in recent days is the possibility that Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers is a top contender to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United – although he (unsurprisingly) denies the strong speculation on this. From a Blues perspective, one wonders whether this external distraction will have an adverse effect on Leicester’s performance this weekend. We certainly hope so!

Putting aside the hosts and their struggles so far, the Foxes are a dangerous team with plenty of fire-power which the Blues will need to be very alert in managing.

From a Chelsea player availability perspective, Tuchel shared in his press conference that they will not have Lukaku or Kovacic for this match which is a big loss but on the flip side, Mount, Werner, Pulisic and Silva should be fine to take part which is a boost for the Blues.

The first game back from the international break has not given much encouragement performance-wise given our 3-0 win over Villa and 1-0 over Brentford were far from convincing. Tuchel and Chelsea fans across the globe will be hoping for a sharper Blues outfit come Saturday against the Foxes as a lacklustre or lethargic display will likely be capitalised upon by a desperate and wounded Leicester who have both the star power and experience to really punish the Blues if they don’t bring full focus and determination with them to the King Power.

With the above in mind, I would select the following line-up: Mendy, Rudiger, Silva, Christensen, Chilwell, James, Jorginho, Kanté, Hudson-Odoi, Havertz, Mount. I would also look to bring on Pulisic and Loftus-Cheek and keep a sub for insurance.

A win here sets the tone for a bumper period as the Blues play an astonishing 12 times before the end of 2021. Concentration, conviction, and confidence is needed. Come on you Blues!

Prediction: Leicester 1 – 2 Chelsea

Rey Stevinho (@Rey_Blues30)

As Chelsea look to get back to winning ways, Tuchel will have to start a strong XI against a formidable foe, Leicester City. Last year, the Foxes cost Lampard his job after humiliating us at their own turf. They also defeated us at Wembley for the FA Cup in which they fueled more fuel to the fire after taunting us during their celebrations.

Nevertheless, Chelsea will have to focus on themselves and capitalize on any attacking chances that drop on to their lapse The King Power Stadium is always roaring with support and this will be no different. It’ll be vital for us to match their energy and physicality or we could suffer in dictating the match.

I expect Hudson-Odoi and Havertz to start up top with the continuous absence of our main man, Lukaku. Loftus-Cheek could also be given a start due to several players getting back from International break.

My final prediction is that it’ll be a back and forth game with the victory going in favor of the team that is most clinical. 2-1 to Chelsea is my final score for the match away. It will not be an easy game and showing up in all aspects of the pitch is paramount to start off the brutal winter stretch that is dawning. Up the Chels!

Prediction Leicester 1 – 2 Chelsea

Maria Dulce (@usernamedulce)

At the top of the league, we are finally back to club football with the first game of our heavy November schedule. Notably, after the draw against Burnley before the international break, some concerns were brought up regarding team performance. Hopefully, though, the team has had time to adjust and is ready to face Leicester.

Leicester away in an early kick-off is definitely not a stress-free match. In addition, there are influential players (such as Lukaku, Mount, and Kovacic) who, even though have gone back to full training, are not going to be able to play. However, on the positive side, Christian Pulisic is back, and is expected to participate at least coming in as a sub further along in the game. Moreover, concerning a lineup, I would expect something similar to Mendy, Chalobah, Christensen, Rudiger, James, Chilwell, Loftus-Cheek, Kante, Ziyech, Hudson-Odoi, and Havertz.

Additionally, it is important to stress the importance of this clash – especially after our last result – for us not to depend on other teams dropping points to secure first place in the table. Even though the Foxes currently sit in 12th position, it is reasonable to assume this will be an intense match, particularly if Jamie Vardy is given opportunities to find the back of the net. Thus, with our still non-clinical enough attack, Tuchel’s Blues need to display confidence and verticality from the first minute. Up the Chels!

Prediction: Leicester 1 – 2 Chelsea.

Luka Foley (@UOGLuka)

Chelsea are back in action with the early kick off as they face Leicester City. It certainly feels great knowing that we go into gameweek 12 three points clear at the top of the league and a victory against a Leicester side who are winless in their last three games in all competitions would be very welcome.

Romelu Lukaku and Mateo Kovacic are confirmed absentees for the game and Thiago Silva is also a doubt through travel with Brazil. Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic are both fully fit for the game so will likely feature.

Wins are so crucial as we head towards what will be a busy December and with our closest title challengers within three to four points of us, dropped points will be really hard to swallow, no matter who we play.

Despite the nerves, I think we will get the job done and it will be a well deserved away victory.

Prediction: Leicester 0 – 2 Chelsea

Sam Tabuteau (@tabuteauS)

Chelsea return to action with a visit to the King Power stadium this weekend. After dropping points against Burnley, The Blues will be eager to return to winning ways against a Leicester team that have struggled for consistency at the start of the season.

With that being said, Brendan Rodgers’s side have already beaten Manchester United, whilst also securing the Community Shield with a narrow victory over Manchester City.

Thomas Tuchel will be more than aware of Leicester’s threat having lost last season’s FA Cup final against the Foxes. Leicester’s match winner that day, Youri Tielemans, will be unavailable through injury and with the potential returns of Timo Werner and Mason Mount, Tuchel will be confident of breaching Leicester’s shaky back line.

Chelsea will have to be patient, but they have grown used to this expectation and know that a solitary goal will likely be enough to secure three points.

Prediction: Leicester 0-1 Chelsea

Written by CFCExtra (@CFCExtra)

Edited by Tom Coley (@tomcoley49)

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