Leicester vs Chelsea Odds – Saturday 14th January 2017 – 17:30 – BT Sport 1
Leicester are 9/2 with the draw at 14/5 and Chelsea are 8/13
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Leicester welcome Chelsea to the King Power Stadium in another round of league fixtures, with both sides enjoying FA Cup wins.
Claudio Ranieri’s side come into this match on the back of a hard-earned away win against Everton, winning 2-1.
It was their first away win in England this season, with the Foxes struggling in this Premier League season.
Romelu Lukaku (63) opened the scoring again for Everton, with the Belgian in excellent form this season and a key man for the Toffees.
New signing Ahmed Musa came good with two goals in quick succession (66 and 71), to give Leicester a much needed away win.
Given Leicester’s away form this season that was a good response, they will be looking to back that up in the Premier League though.
They face a Chelsea side who have won 13 of their last 14 matches, with Tottenham ending their incredible run.
The Foxes face former midfielder N’Golo Kante who was incredible last season, his influence has been reflected in both sides fortunes.
Champions Leicester find themselves 15th in the Premier League, 14 places and 25 points behind leaders Chelsea, Kante has been crucial so far.
Leicester come into this match as the underdogs, with Chelsea’s recent dominance and Leicester’s inconsistent form.
They will be looking to avenge the 3-0 defeat earlier on in the season, a defeat that would have dented the Foxes confidence.
Ranieri’s side will be looking to better their overall record against Chelsea, with the Foxes winning 18, drawing 23 and losing 39 of their 80 meetings.
Return To Winning Ways
Chelsea come into this match on the back of a 4-1 win in the FA Cup, a home win against Peterborough an ideal response to the Spurs defeat.
Pedro opened the scoring for the Blues in the 18th minute, with the Spaniard enjoying life under new manager Antonio Conte.
Michi Batshuayi (43) doubled the advantage for the Blues, with the Belgian finding chances hard to come by with Costa’s outstanding form.
Willian (52) made it 3-0 after the break, with Chelsea completely dominant at this stage, before John Terry was sent off in the 67th minute.
Tom Nichols (70) ensured the Posh left with something, before Pedro completed his double five minutes later to complete the scoring.
Return To Winning Ways
That result means that Chelsea are now in the fourth round, with a home tie against Brentford in a fortnight’s time.
They are still top of the league despite losing to Tottenham, although they have now had the gap closed to five points.
Without the pressure of European football, Chelsea will be looking to compete on all fronts domestically.
Chelsea unsurprisingly head into this fixture as the favourites, along with Spurs they are the form team in the Premier League.
They will be looking to return to winning ways, they will also be looking to complete a double over Leicester.
Antonio Conte’s men will be looking to continue their excellent record against Leicester, they have won 9 of their last 12 meetings.
Both teams are 5/6 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Leicester are Jamie Vardy at 8/1 with Leonardo Ulloa, Shinji Okazaki and Ahmed Musa are at 9/1. For Chelsea, Diego Costa is at 3/1 with Pedro, Eden Hazard and Michy Batshuayi at 9/2.
The last time that these two sides met Chelsea won 3-0 and the odds of the same result are 10/1.
Leicester vs Chelsea Odds
Tip 1 – Vardy to score first @ 8/1
Tip 2 – 2-2 draw @ 16/1