Chelsea vs Leicester: Premier League latest score, goals and updates
- Chelsea are unbeaten in 12 league home games, keeping a clean sheet in their last three
- Chelsea’s Eden Hazard has been involved in 17 goals so far, more than any other player
- Leicester have failed to win in any of their last eight visits to Stamford Bridge
- Jamie Vardy has scored 27 goals in 47 league appearances against last season’s top-six teams
CHELSEA vs LEICESTER
Chelsea XI: Kepa, Alonso, Rudiger, Luiz, Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Willian, Pedro, Hazard
Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Chilwell, Morgan, Maguire, Pereira, Mendy, Choudhury, Ndidi, Albrighton, Maddison, Vardy
The starting XI…
14:30: Hey y’all, sorry I’m late but I’ve been covering the Arsenal fixture and the referee decided to add five minutes of stoppage time for some unknown reason.
Anyway, I’m here now to bring you the team news and line-ups. Have a butchers…
Chelsea XI: Kepa, Alonso, Rudiger, Luiz, Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Willian, Pedro, Hazard.
Subs: Caballero, Fabregas, Barklet, Loftus-Cheek, Giroud, Zappacosta, Cahill.
Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Chilwell, Morgan, Maguire, Pereira, Mendy, Choudhury, Ndidi, Albrighton, Maddison, Vardy.
Subs: Ward, Evans, Gray, Iheanacho, Okazaki, Iborra, Fuchs.
CHELSEA vs LEICESTER
Eden Hazard is expected to be deployed as a ‘false nine’ for a third straight Premier League game.
Olivier Giroud played the full 90 minutes of Wednesday’s Carabao Cup win over Bournemouth, while Alvaro Morata returned to training on Thursday after a week out with a knee problem.
Andreas Christensen (hamstring) is the only injury absentee, while David Luiz, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Marcos Alonso are expected to return to the starting line-up.
Jamie Vardy should return for Leicester’s trip to Chelsea while Ben Chilwell could also be fit. He sat out Tuesday’s Carabao Cup defeat to Manchester City as boss Claude Puel eases him back from a groin injury.
Chilwell has missed the last two games with a knee injury but is back in training although Wilfred Ndidi (knee) is a doubt and Daniel Amartey (broken ankle) is out. Jonny Evans is back from suspension after missing Tuesday’s penalty defeat.
Chelsea provisional squad: Kepa, Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Fabregas, Jorginho, Kante, Barkley, Hazard, Pedro, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Giroud, Zappacosta, Willian, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Morata, Luiz, Emerson Palmieri, Ampadu, Hudson-Odoi.
Leicester provisional squad: Schmeichel, Ward, Jakupovic, Simpson, Chilwell, Morgan, Evans, Maguire, Pereira, Soyuncu, Fuchs, Maddison, Albrighton, Iborra, Gray, Silva, Mendy, Ndidi, Choudhury, Ghezzal, Iheanacho, Diabate, Okazaki, Vardy.