Leicester City Gunning for Top Spot in Home Game vs. Chelsea

The unpredictable 2020-21 Premier League season has seen the league leader change multiple times and we could get another new table-topping side on Tuesday when Leicester City has a chance to leapfrog Manchester City and Manchester United with a home win against Chelsea.

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The Foxes have only four home wins in nine games this season, but they are unbeaten in their past five league fixtures against Chelsea. Bookmaker 10Bet has the odds for a Leicester win at 2.95 and you can back Chelsea with the odds at 2.45.

※ Current Odds Date & Time: January 18th, 7:00 P.M. (EST)

The King Power Stadium hasn’t been kind for Brendan Rodger’s team this season, but they did put in an impressive performance on home turf at the weekend in a 2-0 win over Southampton. The result stretched Leicester’s unbeaten run in the league to five games and they are looking to start a calendar year with three consecutive top-flight wins for the first time since 1968.

The team has once again relied heavily on Jamie Vardy this season, who has scored exactly a third of their 33 goals, but he has played with a hip problem lately and hasn’t been very effective. It’s good and bad news for Leicester at the same time as they have kept picking up results but a healthy Vardy could make them even more dangerous.

Chelsea are close to full health, but they will be without former Leicester hero N’Golo Kante who is nursing a hamstring problem and whose absence will be a big blow. With that said, he was already out on Saturday against Fulham and the team did just fine without him ending a three-game winless run with a 1-0 result at Craven Cottage.

Frank Lampard’s team was unbeaten in 17 games across all competitions and even took the Premier League top spot in early December, but they have since then picked up only seven points from the last 21 available. Scoring has been a huge worry for Lampard who hasn’t seen Timo Werner find the back of the net in 10 Premier League games and whose team has scored just 11 goals in nine games overall.

Rodgers has never beaten Chelsea in 11 Premier League fixtures, but he should feel confident of his chances ahead of Tuesday’s clash. Only one of Chelsea’s eight league wins this season has come against sides currently in the top half and they suffered three consecutive away defeats before taking care of Fulham. Since the start of 2020, Chelsea has managed to win back-to-back road outings just once.

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