Leicester vs Chelsea official line-ups: Team news for Premier League fixture

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Callum Hudson-Odoi celebrates with Tammy Abraham for Chelsea (AFP via Getty Images)
Callum Hudson-Odoi celebrates with Tammy Abraham for Chelsea (AFP via Getty Images)

Leicester City host Chelsea in the Premier League on Tuesday night.

The Foxes are flying high in the midst of a six-match unbeaten run and a 100% start to 2021. The most recent of those wins, against fellow form side Southampton on Saturday, was another demonstration of their possible title-winning credentials and their continued improvement under boss Brendan Rodgers.

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Indeed, they can go top of the Premier League table, albeit for perhaps only 24 hours, with all three points tonight.

By way of contrast the visiting Blues are struggling. Frank Lampard is fighting for his job after a series of disappointing performances and results although he will be buoyed by the victory over Fulham at the weekend.

Mason Mount grabbed the only goal of the game there as Chelsea's expensively assembled forward line again failed to hit the mark, but the three points were all that mattered as Lampard battles to keep them in touch in the race for the top four.

Lampard will be expecting a much tougher test at the King Power Stadium, however, where the hosts have now won three on the bounce. For all their recent travails, Chelsea could still move within two points of the Champions League places with a victory.

Here's everything you need to know about the match:

What time is kick-off?

The match kicks off at the King Power Stadium at 8.15pm.

How can I watch it?

The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HD.

Sky subscribers can also stream the match online via the SkyGo platform.

Official line-ups

LEI: Schmeichel; Castagne, Fofana, Evans, Justin; Ndidi, Tielemans; Albrighton, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy

CHE: Mendy; James, Rudiger, Silva, Chilwell; Mount, Kovacic, Havertz; Hudson-Odoi, Abraham, Pulisic

Odds

Leicester: 9/5

Draw: 23/10

Chelsea: 7/5

Prediction

Leicester set up well against Chelsea and are surely likely to cause them problems at the back even with the Blues’ improvements in that area this season. The Foxes can be got at too though, with Chelsea's own attack surely hopeful of doing some damage themselves. Expect goals but the hosts to win by the odd one. Leicester 2-1 Chelsea