Leicester City host Chelsea this weekend in a clash that could have huge ramifications on the top four in the Premier League.
The battle for Champions League qualification is heating up, and these two sides currently occupy the final two spots to get into Europe’s elite competition next season.
Brendan Rodgers’ men will be aiming to consolidate third place, while Chelsea are desperate to create some breathing room between themselves and the chasing pack.
But how will things pan out at the King Power? Read on for our preview, predictions, team news, possible XIs, TV info and more.
Leicester vs Chelsea TV channel info and live stream options:
Competition: Premier League
Venue: King Power Stadium
Date: Saturday, 1st February 2020
Kick-off: 12:30 PM (UK time)
TV coverage (UK): BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate
Online & live stream options: UK audiences with BT Sport subscriptions can watch online or through their app. Elsewhere, readers based in the US can try Fubo TV, who are currently offering a free trial deal.
Last five meetings: Leicester vs Chelsea
18 August 2019: Chelsea 1-1 Leicester (Premier League)
12 May 2019: Leicester 0-0 Chelsea (Premier League)
22 December 2018: Chelsea 0-1 Leicester (Premier League)
18 March 2018: Leicester 1-2 Chelsea (FA Cup)
13 January 2018: Chelsea 0-0 Leicester (Premier League)
Aggregate Score: Leicester (DDWLD) 3-3 Chelsea (DDLWD)
Ones to watch
Leicester: Jamie Vardy
Vardy barely had a sniff when he was introduced from the bench in midweek, which can partly be put down to the fact he wasn’t quite fit enough to start and perhaps wasn’t ready for a contest as intense as a cup semi-final.
But with Rodgers hinting that Vardy could start against Chelsea, there is a chance the Premier League’s top scorer will be 100% again and ready to score his first league goal of 2020.
Key stat: No player has scored more Premier League goals this season than Vardy (17).
Leicester are bound to have plenty of the ball so it’s crucial Chelsea make use of possession when they have it. With that in mind, a good performance from Jorginho will be absolutely vital if the Blues are to get a result.
The Brazilian is the key for Chelsea starting attacks from deep and he’ll need to be at his best to protect the defenders behind him, too.
Key stat: Jorginho has made 369 successful passes ending in the final third this term, more than any other Chelsea player.
Jamie Vardy starts after a cameo in the midweek EFL Cup defeat to Aston Villa.
Predicted XI: Schmeichel; Ricardo, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Choudhury; Perez, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy
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Tammy Abraham has been ruled fit to start while Kepa has been dropped for Willy Caballero.
Predicted XI: Caballero; James, Christensen, Rudiger, Azpilicueta; Kante, Jorginho, Mount; Hudson-Odoi, Abraham, Pedro
Leicester will be determined to bounce back from their midweek Carabao Cup semi-final defeat to Aston Villa. And while Chelsea have a good record against sides towards the top of the table on the road this season, Leicester may have too much attacking quality for the visitors.