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Mason Mount inspired the visitors to a hard fought 1-0 win over 10-man Fulham on Saturday afternoon, and in doing so giving his side their first victory since Christmas, boosting them up to seventh in the table.
The 22-year-old scored his second goal in as many games across all competitions, and will no doubt be integral should Chelsea come out on top here.
Leicester played out a win-to-nil of their own at the weekend, impressively beating a tough Southampton side 2-0 thanks to goals from James Maddison and Harvey Barnes which now sit them 3rd in the table and certainly not out of a title challenge should they maintain their form in the coming weeks.
Indeed, the Foxes have lost just one of their last eight Premier League matches and are looking for their third win on the bounce here having seen off Newcastle and Southampton in their last two outings, though in truth their home form certainly needs improving.
They are looking for their first back-to-back home wins of the campaign as that win over the Saints at the weekend was their first against a current top half side this season.
They’ve lost to all of Aston Villa, West Ham and Everton at the King Power, all of which came to nil, while they also succumbed to defeat here against the Cottagers, and they’d be left 9th in a table based solely on home results.
Leicester To Beat Chelsea
Frank Lampard’s side will be looking to build momentum after wins over Morecambe and Fulham, though this will be a much sterner test of their credentials.
Chelsea are yet to beat a side currently above them in the league, while six of their eight games against top half opponents have come at home, yielding just six points from those games at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues have lost three of their four winless away games against sides placed 14th an above, failing to register a goal in the two such games against top half opponents, so they’ll need a serious performance if they want to claim points here.
Both of last season’s fixtures ended all square, and although Lampard got the better of Rogers in the FA Cup with a 1-0 victory, Leicester could feel aggrieved not have come out with a win from all three of those games as they dominated proceedings and squandered fantastic chances, especially in the league outings.
They can ill afford to be as wasteful this time round and if Jamie Vardy brings his shooting boots, they are certainly the team worth getting behind as underdogs, especially considering their visitors aren’t in full stride at the moment.
Under 2.5 Goals
Goals have been hard to come by for both sides in their respective home/away games against this opposition type, with Callum Hudson-Odoi’s late consolation against Man City the only goal the Blues have managed against a side currently above them and the Foxes drawing a blank in three of their five home games against top half opponents.
Six of the last seven meetings between the clubs have seen ‘Unders’ land, while both have gone that way in their last two domestic matches without conceding, so that looks the way to go again.
Leicester To Beat Chelsea At 2/1
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