Tip Chelsea - Leicester
Chelsea's dreams of retaining their Premier League title already look over but a second place finish is a definite possibility. They only trail Manchester United by a point and can strengthen their claims with a home win over Leicester City. The London side drew 0-0 in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday and will welcome a string of top players back to the team for this match. They are now unbeaten in their last nine games in all competitions but the last two have both ended 0-0 and they have drawn the last three. At Stamford Bridge, form is relatively solid with a run of 12 games without defeat in league and cup matches and four clean sheets in the last five. Leicester City start the weekend in 8th place, a big rise after being in the relegation zone earlier in the season. They are 10 points above the bottom three and four adrift of Burnley in seventh place. A top seven place is likely to get them back into European competition, so they have a lot to fight for in the second half of the season. Their last two games have seen a 3-0 home win over Huddersfield in the Premier League and a goalless draw at League One Fleetwood in the FA Cup. Away form has seen Leicester go three games withouut a win and they have only won three out of 11 away league games this season. Chelsea can improve their hopes of finishing second with a home win.
Key points Chelsea - Leicester
Chelsea are undefeated in their last 12 home league and cup games.
Leicester have only won three away league games this season.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last nine league and cup games.
Chelsea have only lost one of their last 14 games against Leicester City
Conclusion Chelsea - Leicester
Chelsea are chasing second place and only trail Manchester United by a point. They are on a good run of unbeaten form but not always dominating teams. Leicester are 8th in the table but not at their best away from home and have a poor record against Chelsea. Go for a home win in this match.
Chelsea Leicester Prediction published on January 15, 2018