On 20 November 2021, Leicester City vs Chelsea will face each other at King Power Stadium, Leicester in the English Premier League 12th round. Chelsea is a much stronger team than Leicester City. It will be a tough match for both teams. Leicester City is very optimistic about winning after playing at home. Football fans are expected to watch the match on television. Below is a description of the Leicester City vs Chelsea match:
After against Club Brugge, Leicester’s convincing victory in the Champions League changed the mood at the club, where a hangover from last season’s title triumph threatened to linger. In the first four matches of the season, they won only four points, but their performance in Belgium was reminiscent of their excellent form during the title season.
In their opening four games, the Blues have scored late goals in all three victories to sweep away the cobwebs of their dismal mid-table finish last year. As Antonio Conte’s side prepares to become a force once again in England, they have improved their fitness levels, their cohesion, and their belief.
After Terry and Ramires returned from injuries against Porto on Sunday, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will have no fresh injury concerns to deal with. Radamel Falcao, who has a muscular issue, could come off the bench for Chelsea.
With Ritchie de Laet (ankle) and Matty James (knee) still out, Leicester boss Ranieri could field the same XI he used against Swansea last weekend.
Chelsea Predicted Lineup: (4-2-3-1)
Courtois, Ivanovic, Terry, Zouma, Azpilicueta, Matic, Ramires, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Costa
Leicester City Predicted Lineup: (4-4-2)
Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs, Mahrez, Drinkwater, Kante, Albrighton, Ulloa, Vardy
Head To Head:
Leicester Chelsea played so far 28 matches.
Leicester won 6 direct matches. Chelsea won 15 matches. 7 matches ended in a draw. The two teams scored an average of 2.93 goals per match.
On average, Leicester scored 1.57 goals per match during the season. Over 1.5 goals were scored in 7 out of 7 (77.78%) home matches. The total goals (team and opponent) in five (55.56%) of the matches played at home in 2021 exceeded 2.5 goals.
During season 2021, Chelsea scored 2.05 goals on average. The total goals (team and opponent) in 6 out of 6 (66.67%) away matches were over 1.5. Out of the 44.44 percent of away matches played, 4 (44.44%) had total goals (team and opponent) over 2.5.
Kelechi Iheanacho will be Leicester’s main hope here due to his good form. In his last 12 appearances in all competitions, the Nigerian has managed to score 13 goals in his last 12 appearances.
As with the semi-finals involving these two teams, we expect a more open match here, despite the fact that cup finals are traditionally cagier affairs. There have been three or more goals in six of the last seven FA Cup Finals, including Leicester’s win over Chelsea earlier in the season.
We say 1-1 draws this match.
BTTS – No
The defenses of both squads are known for their discipline, so we will bet on that. In only 4 of the 10 head-to-head meetings between the two teams, both sides scored. Since hiring Edouard Mendy, Chelsea has had a great record of clean sheets. Perhaps he could have scored if he had been paired with Kepa in the FA Cup final.
Under 2.5 Goals
The last 10 games played by Tuchel’s squad have produced only one game with more than 2.5 goals. There have been 3 or more goals scored in only 2 of the last 10 head-to-head meetings. For a high probability outcome, 7/10 odds aren’t too bad, so we will back the Under 2.5 goals bet.
Teams: Leicester City – Chelsea FC
Tournament: Premier League
Date: Saturday, 20 November 2021
Venue: King Power Stadium, Leicester
Stadium: Stamford Bridge (41,631)
Captain: César Azpilicueta
Chairman: Bruce Buck
Manager: Thomas Tuchel
Competitions: Premier League position 4, FA Cup (Final), Champions League (Final)
Star Player: Tammy Abraham
Normally playing in the Striker position, Tammy Abraham was born in Camberwell, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Chelsea in the 2015 – 2016 season, the accomplished Forward has managed 6 league goals in this Premier League 2020 – 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 22 appearances.