Chelsea vs Leicester: Ndidi battle Moses at Stamford Bridge - FCNaija

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 12/01/2018

Leicester City duo Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho battle fellow Super Eagles star of Chelsea Victor Moses in week 22 of the Premier League encounter on Saturday.

The Blues dethroned 2016 champions Foxes as they continue their pursuit of runaway leaders Manchester City when they welcome eighth-placed Leicester to Stamford Bridge.

Team News

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has no fresh injury concerns ahead of Saturday's visit of Leicester.

New signing Ross Barkley is working his way back to fitness and could make his Chelsea debut in the FA Cup third-round replay against Norwich in midweek.

Leicester's leading goalscorer Jamie Vardy has recovered from the groin injury which caused him to miss the last two matches.

Defenders Wes Morgan and Danny Simpson remain out with hamstring problems.

Head to Head

Chelsea have won five, drawn one, and lost one of their last seven meetings with Leicester, with their being at least three goals in six of these games.

Recent Form

Chelsea have won two and draw four in the last six games in all competitions while Leicester win one draw three and lost two from the same number of matches.

 Manager Quotes

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte turn his attention is on the short term and the visit of Leicester. He knows securing that eighth straight home league win won’t be easy.

‘Tomorrow we have to face the worst team for us in this moment. Leicester are a really good team. They are in really good form. It will very, very difficult for us to win the game. We must pay great attention.’

Leicester City manager Claude Puel: "We know Chelsea are the champions. We can cause them problems. We have great players also and quality in the squad and a great attitude all the time in training sessions on the pitch.

"I think in our games against the great teams, we have always had good situations and good possibilities - like against Manchester United and Tottenham.

"The ambition is not just for us to score but to continue to play after scoring and to always keep good ambition in our play."

Chelsea possible starting lineup:

Courtois; Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta; Moses, Kante, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso; Hazard, Morata

Leicester City possible starting lineup:

Schmeichel; Amartey, Dragovic, Maguire, Fuchs; Albrighton, Ndidi, Iborra, Gray; Mahrez; Vardy

 

Predictions: Chelsea 2-1 Leicester
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