Leicester City host Chelsea on Saturday in a Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium.


With both having had very impressive starts to 2019/20, each side will be filled with confidence ahead of their match-up and will be eager to claim all three points as they look to bolster their chances of finishing in the top four.

Despite recent hiccups to lower quality opposition in recent weeks, Leicester will want to pick up where they left off after beating West Ham 4-1 last time out in the league, whereas Chelsea look to bounce back after a 2-2 draw with their struggling London rivals Arsenal.


Without further ado, here's what you need to know ahead of the Premier League ​meeting.


Where to Watch

When Is Kick Off?​Saturday 1 February
What Time Is Kick Off?​12:30 (GMT)
Where Is it Played?​King Power Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream?​BT Sport 1/BT Sport Ultimate
Referee?​Lee Mason

Team News

Jamie Vardy

There's a huge boost for the Foxes as ​Jamie Vardy may make a return to ​Leicester's starting XI after recovering from a glute injury. The 33-year-old featured off the bench in his side's Carabao Cup defeat to Aston Villa on Tuesday evening.


Midfield duo Nampalys Mendy (knee) and Daniel Amartey (ankle) remain sidelined with long-term injuries and Matty James is lacking match fitness.


For the visitors, well, not such good news. Top scorer Tammy Abraham and sensation Reece James are both doubts for Saturday's clash as they recover from ankle injuries.

Tammy Abraham,David Luiz

Christian Pulisic (tendon) and Ruben Loftus-Cheek (achilles) are also both unavailable for the Blues.


Predicted Lineups

Leicester City​Schmeichel; Pereira, Soyuncu, Evans, Chilwell; Choudhury, Ndidi, Tielemans; Maddison, Vardy, Perez.
Chelsea​Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Zouma, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Mount, Willian, Batshuayi.

Head to Head Record


​Chelsea, as you would probably expect, hold the upper hand between the two sides historically, winning 56 times​. Leicester have been victorious on 26 occasions, while 33 games have been drawn.

Olivier Giroud

In the last decade, the London side have dominated proceedings, winning eight of the last 14 meetings, whereas the Foxes have only won twice.


In recent years, however, there has been very little to divide the two teams as three of the last five have ended in draws, with Leicester taking the last victory back in October 2018.


The reverse fixture of this season ended in a 1-1 tie at Stamford Bridge, as Mason Mount scored his first senior goal for Chelsea and Wilfred Ndidi equalised in the second half.


Recent Form

​Only Manchester City (65) and Liverpool (54) have scored more goals than Leicester (52) in the Premier League this season, and the last time that Brendan Rodgers' side failed to net against an opponent in the league was in their 4-0 loss to the league-leading Reds on Boxing Day.


Vardy, despite turning 33 at the start of the month, has wheeled away in celebration on 17 occasions in 2019/20 and is the league's top scorer, one ahead of legendary City attacker ​Sergio Agüero. Vardy has failed to net in any of his last five appearances in all competitions, however.

Jamie Vardy

Leicester have won three of their last five league fixtures, bettering Chelsea's two victories in that timescale. The Blues' positive nine goal difference is by far the worst in the top four, but the success of their young talents has been impossible to ignore.


With 13 goals and five assists in his top-tier breakthrough season, Abraham will be a big miss if he fails his fitness test ahead of Saturday's meeting. After a recent 1-0 defeat away at Newcastle and a 2-2 draw with rivals Arsenal last time out, Frank Lampard needs a positive result.


Here is how each side have fared in their last five games in all competitions.


Leicester CityChelsea
Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester (28/1)​​Hull City 1-2 Chelsea (25/1)
​Brentford 0-1 Leicester (25/1)​Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal (21/1)
Leicester 4-1 West Ham (22/1)​​Newcastle 1-0 Chelsea (18/1)
​Burnley 1-2 Leicester (19/1)​Chelsea 3-0 Burnley (11/1)
​Leicester 1-2 Southampton (11/1)​Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest (5/1)

Prediction

Frank Lampard

With both teams desperate to gain all three points, and with Chelsea particularly in need of securing as many as possible for their top four push, it's likely that it will be a tight meeting.


Balancing risk-taking with the necessity for a good result for both parties, it is expected that counter attacks will be the source of goalscoring threat in this one. It'll end as a draw.


Prediction: Leicester City 1-1 Chelsea