Chelsea v Leicester City Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

Having looked watertight at the back in recent weeks, Al Hain-Cole is backing Conte's men to maintain their strong record versus the Foxes with ease

Leicester City will be hoping for their first win at Stamford Bridge in 17 years when they take on Chelsea in Saturday’s Premier League clash.

Muzzy Izzet and Stan Collymore were on the scoresheet when the Foxes ran out 2-0 winners at this ground back in September 2000, although they have lost six and won none of the subsequent seven visits.

Match Odds

However, they are available at 9/1 (10.00) with dabblebet to finally end their long wait for another triumph by coming away with all three points this time out.

With nine victories and no defeats to their name in the last 12 fixtures in front of their own fans, Antonio Conte’s team are clear 1/3 (1.33) favourites to come out on top once again in this one.

Jamie Vardy

The hosts 0-0 League Cup draw against Arsenal on Wednesday was their third stalemate in succession, and there are odds of 15/4 (4.75) on them being forced to share the spoils once again here.

Team News

Ross Barkley was presented to the fans at half-time during that cup game against Arsenal, although he is still unfit to make his debut.

Claude Puel is hoping to have Jamie Vardy back from the injury that saw him miss out on a return to former club Fleetwood in the FA Cup, whilst Danny Simpson remains sidelined.

Chelsea Clean Sheets

Vardy's absence from the squad at Highbury Stadium represented not just a disappointment for the Fleetwood fans hoping for another chance to see him live in action once more, but also deprived the visiting team of some much-needed firepower.

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The Premier League side were unable to break down their third tier opponents without their star striker, failing to score for just the second time in 12 games.

However, even the England international’s return may not be enough to find a way past a solid Blues backline that has kept six clean sheets in the last eight fixtures, conceding just a single goal in six at home.

Tips and Predictions

Considering their strong recent record in these encounters, odds of 21/20 (2.05) seem generous on Chelsea winning to nil for the third time in four against a Leicester team that has taken just four points from the last available 15.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Chelsea to win to nil for a 1.5pt stake at 21/20 (2.05) with dabblebet

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