Chelsea v Leicester City: Premier League Action on Match-day 27

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Stamford Bridge sees Thursday action as Chelsea take on Leicester – 8:00pm GMT.

Chelsea will travel to Leicester, hoping to take points from their higher ranked opponents.

Chelsea’s Premier League season, has so far seen them gain 70 points, going into this game

Chelsea come to this fixture on the back of a 1-1 away draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Also, Chelsea keep finding ways to win, having secured seven victories in their last 10 matches is astonishing this season, a rich vein of form that has drastically improved their Premier League position. Their position is third in the League and they have 70 points, that is, 20W, 6L and 10D having won 20 meetings, drawn 10 fixtures, and lost six games.

When Chelsea host Leicester, they will do so on the back of eight victories, five draws, and three losses on their own ground.

A victory for Chelsea would put them on 73 points.

Good atacking and defensive team

Defence begins with attack and Chelsea have defended well as a team, borne out by conceding 31 goals in their previous matches. Every player has contributed to them delivering a solid defensive display this Premier League season. They have a good scoring average of 73 goals. This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Hakim Ziyech (3), Thiago Silva (1), and Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Chelsea’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Thomas Tuchel, ahead of this Thursday’s fixture against their opponents.

Leicester City have 48 points to their name, going into this tie

Having lost to Watford in their last game, Brendan Rodgers’ men must reset and try to gain a positive result in this match.

Also, Leicester’s League position speaks for itself, as The Foxes continue their rich vein of winning form. Their last win, was the 2nd in a row. Now they have 13 matches won, 14 games lost and 9 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in ninth place, with a total of 48 points having won 13 matches, drawn nine fixtures, and lost 14 meetings.

Leicester now travel, knowing that their current away form is woeful. So far this season they have won four games, drawn five fixtures, and lost nine fixtures matches on the road.

A win in this fixture, would take Leicester City’s points from 48 to 51, so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

Leicester have a good scoring record this season, with 57 netted so far (56 from open play and one penalty). Their stand out attacking players have been Patson Daka (2), Youri Tielemans (1), and James Maddison (1). Leicester have shown a poor defensive display so far, having conceded 57 goals in their previous games.

Leicester are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Brendan Rodgers is concerned that Thursday’s fixture could see him without six of his key players

Chelsea v Leicester City – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Chelsea and Leicester have faced each other 37 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Chelsea’s favour (21 – 7). Further, thirteen of the past 20 games between Chelsea and Leicester have resulted in a Chelsea win. The last time both teams met in this competition The Foxes secured a 0-3 away win.

Performance Report

For Chelsea, Hakim Ziyech is a top performing player who has scoredthree goals in 33 League games so far, while Patson Daka contributed withtwo goals in 36 League fixtures this Premier League Season for Leicester.

Other players of note for Chelsea are Hakim Ziyech and Thiago Silva with three goals both and for Leicester are Patson Daka and Youri Tielemans with two goals each.