LEICESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 14: Marcos Alonso of Chelsea celebrates his second goal alongside Gary Cahill during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Chelsea at The King Power Stadium on January 14, 2017 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Chelsea vs Leicester City
Saturday, December 22 2018
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Time: 8:45 PM NST.
Channel Information: (Nepal)
Select 2 and Select 2 HD
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Screening Information: N/A
Refree: Lee Povert
- Alvaro Morata is reported to be out with twisted ankle.
- Christensen is reported with hamstring, which makes him out to face against Leicester.
- Ndidi is doubt to face against Chelsea.
- Jamie Vardy is available to face against Chelsea.
PREDICTED LINEUP (COMBINED)
DIPESH LAMICHHANE’S PREDICTION AHEAD OF LEICESTER
Considering Eden Hazard’s resurgence in form and Leicester coming into this fixture having notched only 2 wins in 12, Chelsea will be strong favourites to dispatch Claude Puel’s side at Stamford Bridge.
Despite Leicester City’s recent woes in front of goal, they’ll be hoping for a boost through Jaime Vardy’s possible return to action after the forward did not feature in midweek. However, the Blues who have kept a clean sheet in each of their last five games at Stamford Bridge will be expected to provide a stern resilience to the Foxes’ front line.
Sarri, who has deployed Eden Hazard as a false 9 in both of Chelsea’s last 2 Premier League wins, will most likely continue with a similar system against a Leicester side looking to bounce back to form. However, after 3 wins in a row, the Blues should end up being too formidable for the visitors. With Chelsea’s reliance on Hazard in front of goal, I expect a well fought 2 – 0 Chelsea victory with Hazard being involved in at least one goal.