class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With Champions League football potentially at stake, Al Hain-Cole is expecting another closely fought encounter between the Blues and Rodgers' men
Chelsea and Leicester City face a Champions League qualification showdown when they meet at Stamford Bridge in Tuesday’s Premier League clash.
The Foxes are two points ahead of their opponents in third place, with Liverpool breathing down their necks just a single point outside the top four.
Chelsea vs Leicester Latest Odds
Having pulled off a historic 1-0 victory against this opposition in Saturday’s FA Cup final, they are available at 4/1 (5.00) with bet365 to seal their place in the Champions League with another big win over the Blues here.
Defeat at Wembley was a second in succession in all competitions for Thomas Tuchel’s men, who can be backed at 7/10 (1.70) to get their season back on track by coming out on top.
Five of the guests’ last 11 away games have resulted in draws, and there are odds of 11/4 (3.75) available on this one also finishing up all square.
Chelsea vs Leicester Team News
Edouard Mendy, Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic could all be recalled after starting on the bench in the FA Cup final, although Mateo Kovacic remains an injury doubt.
Jonny Evans is unlikely to feature after coming off injured at Wembley, while Cengiz Under, James Justin and Harvey Barnes are sidelined.
Chelsea vs Leicester Preview
While a couple of weeks ago the Blues looked set to celebrate the return of fans with an FA Cup trophy, a top-four place wrapped up, and an upcoming Champions League final to look forward to, there are now sure to be plenty of nerves among the Stamford Bridge crowd.
This match will therefore feel like another cup final in terms of significance for the home team, with proceedings likely to follow a similar path to the tight and tense affair that took place at Wembley.
Indeed, just one of the last nine encounters between this pair have produced more than two goals, with only 13 goals scored in total during that spell.
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Chelsea vs Leicester Tips and Predictions
Considering under 2.5 goals have been scored in 23 of Chelsea’s 27 matches under their current boss, odds of 4/5 (1.80) seem generous on no more than two going in once again when Leicester come to town.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.