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Leicester City V Chelsea: Match Preview, Predicted XI And Betting Odds

Andreas Christensen & Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will likely use this game to give some squad players a chance to play with the Blues effectively having nothing to play for.

They have already guaranteed a top-four finish and the only real incentive is to the finish ahead of Tottenham in third position. However, the club’s injury situation will necessitate a number of changes anyway.

Andreas Christensen had to be substituted in the penalty shootout win against Frankfurt due to a knock so we could see a final appearance for Gary Cahill. Cesar Azpilicueta could, though, deputise at centre-half as he did midweek.

Antonio Rudiger (knee) and Callum Hudson-Odoi (Achilles) won’t play again this season but N’Golo Kante (hamstring) will be looking to win his fitness battle for the Europa League final against Arsenal.

Ethan Ampadu (back) and Marco van Ginkel (knee) remain out of action with long term injuries.

Chelsea’s Predicted XI To Face Leicester City:

Caballero, Zappacosta, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Alonso, Kovacic, Jorginho, Barkley, Pedro, Higuain, Hazard

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has a nearly fully fit squad to choose from with his only absentee being utility man Daniel Amartey who is recovering from a broken ankle.

Leicester City’s Predicted XI:

Schmeichel, Ricardo, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell, Albrighton, Tielemans, Ndidi, Barnes, Maddison, Vardy

The bookies believe the Foxes are slight favourites to get the three points at the King Power Stadium. They are currently 29/20 to win at Betfair with a draw 11/4 at Bet365. A Chelsea victory is 39/20 with Unibet.

Predicted Score – 3-3

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