Leicester welcome Chelsea this coming Saturday in the Premier League. The host will be motivated by the possibility of closing the gap in the table on the visitors. On the other hand, the latter could distance themselves even further with a win in this exciting round 12 match. Ranked 12th in the Premier League, Leicester have collected 15 points from 11 games. On 26 points, Chelsea see themselves ranked as number 1 after 11 matches.
Leicester trail Chelsea by double digits in the standings, but beating the league leaders in the Premier League still holds a lot of prestige. The hosts could gain a ton of confidence from a win here.
The Foxes are relatively average in the art of goal-scoring these days. The hosts this coming Saturday claimed a steady 15 goals in their previous 10 matches. An average of 1.5 goals per game. They simultaneously allowed their opponents 18 goals, or an average of 1.8 goals a game. They clawed out a clean sheet 0 times in this run.
The Blues enter their next Premier League match, averaging a highly satisfactory 2.4 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a presentable total of 24 goals, while also conceding 4 goals. That amounts to an average of 0.4 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 6 times. Let's take a look at some more predictions!
Stats and facts for Leicester and Chelsea.
- Leicester conceded in the last 18 of 20 matches;
- Leicester scored in the last 17 of 19 matches;
- Leicester conceded the last 10 matches in a row;
- Both teams scored in Leicester's last 8 of 10 matches.
- Chelsea unbeaten the last 5 matches in a row;
- Chelsea has won the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
- Chelsea unbeaten the last 5 matches in a row when playing away;
- Chelsea has won in the last 4 of 5 matches.
Current form — Leicester v. Chelsea
The Foxes paddling along
Results have been on par for Leicester in their past games, as they have performed more or less according to expectations. Leicester look solid right now, going three matches unbeaten. They started by beating Arsenal 2-0, before settling for a point in a 1-1 draw against Spartak Moskva. Their latest match also saw them splitting the points, this time in a 1-1 draw with Leeds.
Chelsea will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. Chelsea look well suited to take on any opponent at the moment, as their last 3 matches saw them gaining 7 points. They ran out 3-0 and 1-0 against Newcastle and Malmoe FF, respectively. Their winning streak came to an end against Burnley, who claimed a point in a 1-1 draw.
Just limiting an expected defeat might be the target for Leicester here. Siding with The Blues at odds 1.75 is a no-brainer in the kind of form they are displaying.
Leicester v. Chelsea — fixture history
In the most previous encounter between Chelsea and The Foxes, the former managed to hold on to a tight 2-1 win. Leicester have been able to win 20% of their last 10 encounters against upcoming Chelsea in the Premier League. In other words, they have a 2-4-4 recent record, with the latter winning 40% of the matches.
Current standings in the Premier League
The Premier League standings show that Leicester and Chelsea are 11 points and 11 spots apart at the moment. Chelsea will be looking to claim all three points this coming Saturday to show, they deserve the position at the fun end of the league table. Despite being outsiders, Leicester will no doubt try to make life difficult for the favourites. There is every reason to be excited to see how this game pans out.
It is difficult to look past Ben Chilwell, when searching for a goalscorer. He seems in wonderful shape and hit the target 3 times in recent matches for The Blues. His season total reads 3 goals scored in Premier League matches right now.
With 4 goals lately for Leicester, Jamie Vardy is the player to look out for. He will be gunning for more Premier League goals on Saturday.