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Chelsea v Leicester : Our Pre Match Preview

Chelsea v Leicester : Our Pre Match Preview

Struggling Premier League champions Leicester City are away to Chelsea on Saturday as the competition resumes after a one week break.

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Leicester made history last season by being crowned the EPL champions for the first time. However, this season has not been promising with just two wins from seven matches. The team has had a particularly bad away record having lost their opening three matches on the road. Apart from a bad away record, the Foxes have also shipped a lot more goals than this time last year with their stalwarts Wes Morgan and Robert Huth showing uncharacteristic lapses in concentration. Ranieri’s men have already conceded ten goals away from home this term while the only conceded 18 in the whole of last season.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Birmingham City and Leicester City at St Andrews (stadium) on August 1, 2015 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Betting odds have Chelsea as heavy favorites to win this match. The two teams have exactly the same record in the last five games with two wins and two losses each. The five point gap between the teams doesnt quite reflect the status of both teams as they have very similar challenges. The biggest of which is undoubtedly the defensive frailties that both teams have shown.

during a Chelsea training session ahead of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 match against Paris Saint-Germain at Chelsea Training Ground on February 15, 2016 in Cobham, England.

In injury news, Claudio Ranieri will be hoping that midfielder Danny Drinkwater is fit. Antonio Conte is sure to have John Terry back from injury after he returned to full training recently. Missing from the Chelsea line-up will be their Brazilian midfielder who’s mother passed away and he has been given time to grieve with his loved ones. Conte is likely to call upon Victor Moses who did not play for his country during the international window due to a muscle injury as cover for Willian.

bannerLeicester may have the better record in recent head to head matches between the two teams but it will take a mammoth task for them to emerge victorious. The Betting m

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