Chelsea vs Leicester City: Team news, preview, betting prediction
Chelsea vs Leicester City
Sunday 18th August
Frank Lampard is monitoring Andreas Christensen's fitness after the Chelsea defender limped off during the UEFA super cup loss to Liverpool as they prepare for the match against Leicester.
Willian and Antonio Rudiger are available for selection after recovering from knee injuries.
Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James are still out.
Frank: 'There were good parts of the Man United game that got lost in the result but not lost on me. Against Liverpool, we played one of the top teams in the world and really matched them.'#CHELEI— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 16, 2019
New signing Dennis Praet is set to make his debut for Leicester City.
Filip Benkovic is still out with an ankle injury, the only injury concern for Brendan Rodgers.
"They'll be looking to challenge at the top of the table." ⏫#CheLei— Leicester City (@LCFC) August 16, 2019
@Komptrolla's Prediction and betting tipChelsea can look at their performance at the Super Cup against Liverpool and forget whatever it was that happened against Manchester United.
Grit, decision and precision were the hallmarks of their Wednesday night performance and you wonder where those were against the Red Devils, look no further, the factor remains Ngolo Kante, that ultimately means they have to keep him fit and available for every game... That’s quite risky.
Leicester City fired blank on day one against Wolves at the King Power Stadium and for the quality in the Wolves team, it wasn’t a bad result.
The Foxes now have to follow that up with a decent performance against the Blues at Stamford Bridge, it’s tricky considering the fact they have no idea which Chelsea side would show up.
Verdict: Both teams to score
Player to watch: Jamie Vardy