Chelsea go head to head with Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City as fight for top four heats up
Chelsea hope for top 4 return after slipping off following series of losses as they eye victory tonight against Leicester City.
Frank Lampard knows his job is already on the line and only spells of unbeaten run can save his job as Blues manager.
Having won his last two since the City loss that sparked off his sack talks, Lampard is hopefully of yet another victory.
With N’golo Kante still injured, Lampard could resolve to having Billy Gilmour at the center role after the youngster missed the starting 11 of the previous game when Chelsea won 1-0 against Fulham.
Reece James is back in the squad and hopefully would be making starting the game as Cesar could be rested.
Ben Chilwell may continue benching Emerson Palmieri and forgotten Marcos Alonso who is possibly heading for an exit.
Mason Mount was the saviour in the last game and Frank Lampard won’t think twice to field his favorite boy who has gone to become one of the best in the current squad.
Having lately stated Kai Havertz and Ziyech being in same pitch limits Havertz abilities, Peter Bosz may have tipped Lampard to make a possible change today of fielding Havertz in Ziyech’s role.
The Moroccan could come in as a substitute or even bench Havertz.
Christian Pulisic didn’t perform as expected in the previous game and could miss the starting 11 today while Hudson-Odoi is more likely to start.
Kepa Arrizabalaga could also get a chance today while Timo Werner is more likely to be rested as he is yet to recover from his woes despite having found the back of the net against Morecambe.
Predicted Line Up:
Kepa Arrizabalaga; Reece James, Kurt Zouma, Thiago Silva, Benjamin Chilwell, Billy Gilmour, Jorginho, Mason Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Kai Havertz, Giroud.
King Power Stadium
Head to Head:
- 28th June 2020 Leicester 0-1 Chelsea (FA CUP)
- 1st February 2020 Leicester 2-2 Chelsea (Premier League)
- 18th August 2019 Chelsea 1-1 Leicester (Premier League)
- 12th May 2019 Leicester 0-0 Chelsea (Premier League)
Referee and VAR
Craig Pawson will be refereeing his third Chelsea game of the season with the first two coming against Burnley and Newcastle United.
Andre Marriner will be the man behind the Video Assistant.