The Premier League returns this weekend, with plenty of fixtures to excite fans as the international break concludes. For today’s betting tip, we’ll be focusing on the important fixture in the Premier League this weekend between Leicester City and Chelsea at the King Power Stadium.
The international break came at a good time for Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City. The Foxes are three games without a win in all competitions heading into Saturday’s fixture. These results have seen Leicester slump to 12th and they’ll be looking to perform like they did against Manchester United after the last international break.
Leicester’s internationals have finished the break injury-free. Youri Tielemans picked up a knock before the break and he wasn’t taken with Belgium. Tielemans has a 50% chance of playing whilst Ryan Bertrand, Marc Albrighton and Wesley Fofana are certainties to miss the fixture.
Chelsea’s amazing run of form ended before the international break. A run of four-straight victories was snapped by a surprise draw with Burnley at Stamford Bridge. Thomas Tuchel’s side are still atop the Premier League table and a win over Leicester will cement their spot for another week.
Despite their draw before the break, Chelsea fans can be hopeful that two of their attacking stars will return post-internationals. Both Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner were targeting post-break returns and they may feature on the weekend. Sadly, Kovacic will be out with a hamstring injury.
This fixture has an even history over recent years. Leicester City and Chelsea have split wins over the last five. However, Leicester has had the better of 2021. The Foxes picked up two victories in the three fixtures so far this year - including a victory in the FA Cup final.
Chelsea took revenge for their FA Cup loss and picked up the victory in the most recent meeting between these two. With their recent home record under Thomas Tuchel and Leicester’s stuttering start, it could be a very different fixture.
Leicester are really struggling to keep clean sheets at the moment. They’re ten games without a clean sheet. Whilst Chelsea haven’t kept a clean sheet against Leicester in the last three. So, we’re predicting both teams to score and a double chance of Chelsea/Draw at 5/4 with Betfred.