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EPL – Chelsea vs Leicester City

EPL - Chelsea vs Leicester City

On Tuesday, Chelsea will host Leicester City in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge. In one of the final fixtures of EPL, Chelsea vs Leicester City will face each other again.

On Saturday, Leicester beat Chelsea 1-0 at Wembley to win their first-ever FA Cup, and now they meet again.

How will the EPL Chelsea vs Leicester City go now? We predict – the same as we predicted for the FA Cup.

This time, both teams will try to improve their chances of finishing in the top four.

Leicester also beat Chelsea to the third spot, leaving Chelsea fourth for qualifying for next season’s Champions League.

Team news

Chelsea:

Christian Pulisic, Edouard Mendy, Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz, and Edouard Mendy may all return to the starting XI.

However, Thomas Tuchel may drop Timo Werner from the starting lineup on Tuesday after a disappointing performance at Wembley.

At Wembley, Reece James was used as a third centre-back alongside Cesar Azpilicueta. These players may retain their spots here against Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho.

Thiago Silva has played a lot of minutes in a short period of time. But Chelsea might rest him on the final day of the season because they need to win this game.

Mateo Kovacic could only make the bench on Tuesday after a lengthy layoff.

Chelsea possible starting lineup: Mendy; James, Zouma, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Kante, Kovacic, Chilwell; Mount, Havertz, Pulisic

Leicester City:

After being injured in the FA Cup final on Saturday, Jonny Evans might not start. Indeed, he is unlikely to appear in any of Leicester’s final two games of the season.

On Tuesday, James Maddison may replace Ayoze Perez in the starting lineup, but Marc Albrighton’s also pushing for a spot.

Luke Thomas has had a good run in the side, and that looks likely to continue. That is, unless Brendan Rodgers makes any changes at the back.

Wes Morgan came off the bench for the first time since December on Saturday. However, it was his last game for the club.

Leicester City possible starting lineup: Schmeichel; Castagne, Fofana, Soyuncu; Albrighton, Tielemans, Ndidi, Thomas; Perez, Maddison; Vardy

Prediction

  • All of Thomas Tuchel’s good work at Chelsea this season has run into recent trouble. They are in considerable danger of missing out on a top four finish. After losing to Arsenal in the Premier League last week, they then lost to Leicester in the FA Cup final.
  • On the other hand, after their first ever FA Cup victory at the weekend, Leicester will be full of hope. But they must guard their top four finish and Champions League football next season, with Liverpool breathing down their necks.
  • Chelsea have struggled to score in two of their last three home matches against Leicester. And that’s exluding the latest defeat to them at Wembley.

Still, Chelsea could exact revenge on Leicester on Tuesday.

The Foxes are unlikely to show the same level of commitment as they did at the Wembley final.

With both teams prioritizing defensive stability, it’s likely to be another cagey, low-scoring affair.

So, scoring the first goal will be crucial and we call Chelsea to do so.

Our Prediction: Chelsea 1-0 Leicester City

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