Winning only one game in their last 5 in the Premier League, Leicester City will be facing a tough challenge when they host the league leaders Chelsea at the King Power Stadium in the 21st round of the English Premier League.
The hosts have been struggling to keep up with the league and the Champions league since the start of the season. Leicester have successfully advanced to the round of 16 in the Champions League, however this success came at the expense of their Premier League position. The team have collected 5 points from a possible 15 in their last 5 league games. Their last game was against Middlesbrough away from home where both teams settled for a goalless draw.
Leicester City are sitting in 15th place in the Premier League table with 21 points from 5 wins, 6 draws and 9 losses. They have scored 24 goals and conceded 31 since the start of the season.
Jamie Vardy, who is available again after serving his three-match ban, and Andy King are slight doubts after missing their weekend win over Everton in the FA Cup through illness. Leicester are without Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani, both of whom are away on international duty with Algeria at the Africa Cup of Nations. Daniel Amartey is also at AFCON.
The visitors have suffered their first loss since September in the Premier League last round when they played Tottenham away from home losing with two goals to nil. Chelsea have been very strong in the league with the team having collected a total of 12 points from their last 5 league games in the Premier League campaign.
Chelsea are still at the top of the table with 49 points from 16 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. They have scored 42 goals and conceded 15 since the start of the season.
John Terry was sent off in their win over Peterborough at the weekend and will serve a one-match ban after failing with his appeal. Chelsea have recalled Nathan Ake from a loan spell with Bournemouth to provide cover in defence. Marcos Alonso is a doubt with a leg injury he has been carrying since joining and Ake could be required on Saturday, although Pedro is another option.
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