Leicester vs Chelsea by Luke

Their early start in the season wasn't the best possible one, but now it seems that the players of Leicester are slowly recovering at that the form is going into the right direction. They have won last two out of three matches in Premier League and moreover, have opened their Champions League bid with a impressive 3:0 three pointer away from home against Club Brugge.

After defeating Belgian side in the midweek, players of Leicester obviously improved morale and took first fully convincing victory in Premier League on Saturday evening when the team won over Burnley 3:0 at home. They were much more concrete opponent and held the ball much more during all ninety minutes, taking the victory thanks to two goals from Slimani (45th and 48th), and with an own goal from Mee, Burnley's defender in 78th minute. After this victory, Leicester is sharing eight position with few more teams and surely look to improve further. Hosts should be able to count at services of Nampalys Mendy, Danny Simpson, and Jeffrey Schlupp. They should be lined up in 4-4-2 formation with Vardy and Musa as strikers.

Even though they started the season with four victories in all domestic competitions, it's obvious that something is not working completely well in Chelsea's lineup and it was obvious in last two matches - away draw to Swansea and a home defeat last weekend against Liverpool 1:2. They paid the price of playing the first halftime quite passive and conceded two goals, via Lovren and Henderson, while the team tried to react later on, but only partially.

Costa managed to reduce the deficit to 2:1 in 61st and even though they tried and had more of the possession, second goal never came in a game that was maybe more defensive than what was expected to be. After this defeat, they have three victories, a draw and a defeat and are at fourth position together with Arsenal and Liverpool, five points behind leaders from Manchester City. Having no European duties, there's no doubt that Chelsea is focused in every single domestic competition they play.

Visiting side will be without team-captain John Terry who is ruled out with an ankle injury. Kurt Zouma is still recovering from his knee injury and remains sidelined. Blues should be lined up in 4-1-4-1 formation with Costa as alone striker.

Leicester goes into this one with improved morale and form and will surely be looking to continue their mini good run against Chelsea. Visitors, on the other side, have plenty of things to correct in order to look like a really great club in England and whoever plays this game will have a lot of reasons to try to impress their fans. These are the reasons why I believe the game will be very open, since Chelsea can't afford to defend and will surely try to attack, but their defensive lineup isn't reliable, while the Foxes have every reason to be as offensive as possible.

Bet: Over 2.5 goals @ 1.82 with Marathonbet
Result: 2-2 (won)
 * Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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  1. Kingkaan says:

    Seems like an negative Trend from Luke

  2. 19 says:

    Kasper Schmeichel is still OUT for Leicester.

  3. thihatun says:

    leicester will play epl fixture with MAN-U. That is more important than this league cup

  4. Solman says:

    More reason for 2.5 goals if Casper Schmeichel is out. Thanks for the info anyways

  5. gaby says:


  6. 19 says:

    @Solman, thats true and you are welcome, he is confirmed to play in the weekend though.

  7. Jamie says:

    expecting a very solid cautious game here..under 2.5 GL

  8. 19 says:

    @Jamie, why? None of the team will be happy with a lowscoring Draw?

  9. Pirania77 says:

    Great odds on Leicester, i will take it.

  10. Shibby says:

    This should be a banker! Surely has to see over 2.5 goals?!

  11. 19 says:

    Great stuff Luke.

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