STAR PREVIEW: Chelsea v Leicester
[dropcap]E[/dropcap]ngland underperforming is rapidly becoming the gift that keeps on giving and a nice result for the column with the DRAW recommendation in Slovenia.
Thankfully, domestic action returns this weekend. I never thought I’d be so pleased to see Cardiff City v Bristol City on the box on Friday – that’s the match the signals the end of the torturous break and things can get moving again.
First Premier League game of the weekend should be a cracker – the last two champions in action at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea taking on Leicester in the Battle Of The Blues. The last match isn’t bad either, Liverpool facing Man U on Monday night.
Chelsea and Leicester drew this same fixture last year 1-1 but it came during the period that Leicester were playing above themselves and Chelsea poorly – so the scales should be firmly tilted back in the hosts favour given the respective starts to the season.
The two sides clashed in the Capital One in September with Chelsea running out 4-2 winners (in extra time) at the King Power Stadium which reinforced the fact that Chelsea are seemingly the better side this season.
Chelsea have five points in hand over Leicester after a great start to the season which saw them win their first three league games before coming unstuck with a draw away to Swansea and losses at the hands of Liverpool and Arsenal.
Leicester haven’t won away from home in the league yet and are uncharacteristically finding scoring hard with just two gaols in their last three games.
Leicester also have the distraction of a fast-approaching Champions League date with Copenhagen on Tuesday which I think could be a major factor here.
Chelsea v Leicester City
12:30 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD / Sky Sports Ultra HD
HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches)
Sep 2016 CAPITAL ONE CUP Leicester 2-4 Chelsea
May 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE Chelsea 1-1 Leicester
Dec 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Leicester 2-1 Chelsea
Apr 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Leicester 1-3 Chelsea
Aug 2014 PREMIER LEAGUE Chelsea 2-0 Leicester
Mar 2012 ENGLISH FA CUP Chelsea 5-2 Leicester
Oct 2017 CARLING CUP Chelsea 4-3 Leicester
Jan 2004 PREMIERSHIP Leicester 0-4 Chelsea
Aug 2003 PREMIERSHIP Chelsea 2-1 Leicester
Feb 2002 PREMIERSHIP Leicester 2-3 Chelsea
It has to be Chelsea all the way for me. To be winning at both HT and FT which can be backed at around 11/8 with Star Sports.
RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)
BACK CHELSEA/CHELSEA HT/FT 12 points at 11/8 with Star Sports
PROFIT/LOSS SINCE EUROS: +76.58 points