Chelsea v Leicester Premier League Betting Preview

The first of this weekend’s English Premier League previews features Chelsea’s home game against Leicester City on Saturday lunchtime.

 

All teams in the EPL have played 7 matches and after starting really well Chelsea have lost some ground on the leading group. They return to action 5 points off the pace being set by Manchester City and in addition to City there are 5 other sides above Chelsea in the standings. Two defeats this season came against teams considered as rivals in the title race, Liverpool who won 2-1 here and Arsenal who brushed Chelsea aside 3-0 at the Emirates. Chelsea have beaten Leicester once this season, coming through a League Cup tie 4-2 away from home thanks to 2 extra time goals from Fabregas after the scores were level at 2-2 at the end of the 90 minutes.

 

Leicester have so far been strong at home in the league but there will be a concern about their away form and in particular their defensive record. They crashed 4-1 at both Liverpool and Manchester United and also left Hull City empty handed after a 2-1 defeat. They have looked a different proposition in the Champions League group stage after 2 wins from 2 matches but domestically it’s that away record that sees them no higher than twelfth in the standings.

 

Recent Head to Head (Chelsea at home)

 

May 2016 EPL Chelsea 1-1 Leicester

Aug 2014 EPL Chelsea 2-0 Leicester

Mar 2012 FA Cup Chelsea 5-2 Leicester

 

Betting – click here to bet

Match Result

Chelsea 6/10

Draw 3/1

Leicester City 5/1

Note, odds are subject to change

 

 Suggested Bet: First goalscorer Eden Hazard at 19/4

Diego Costa has already scored six goals in the league this season but the man who has opened the scoring twice in Chelsea’s 7 league matches is Eden Hazard. The Belgian ace also takes the penalties for Chelsea and he gets our vote as first goalscorer here.

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