Premier League

Chelsea vs Leicester: How to watch on TV live stream, kick-off time, team news & predictions

Grey Whitebloom
Chelsea have lost twice to Leicester City at Stamford Bridge since 1983
Chelsea have lost twice to Leicester City at Stamford Bridge since 1983 / Robin Jones/GettyImages

Chelsea welcome Leicester City to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Both clubs have endured rocky starts to the new campaign and have their futures further entwined by Wesley Fofana, Leicester's talented French centre-back that has been the subject of three bids from Chelsea.

Here's everything you need to know about the meeting between this out of sorts pair.

Where are Chelsea vs Leicester playing?

  • Location: London, England
  • Stadium: Stamford Bridge
  • Date: Saturday 27 August
  • Kick-off Time: 15:00 BST / 10:00 EST / 07:00 PST
  • VAR: Andre Marriner
  • Referee: Paul Tierney

Where can you watch Chelsea vs Leicester in the UK?

Channel: BT Sport Score (Studio Updates Only)
Channel: BBC Final Score (Studio Updates Only)
Broadcast Time: 15:00 (BST)

Where can you watch Chelsea vs Leicester in The United States?

Streaming Service: Peacock Premium
Broadcast Time EST: 10:00
Broadcast Time PST: 07:00

Where can you watch Chelsea vs Leicester in Canada?

Streaming Service: fuboTV
Broadcast Time (EST): 10:00

Where can you watch Chelsea vs Leicester Highlights?

Channel: Sky Football
Channel: BBC Match of the Day
Stream: Sky Football YouTube channel

H2H Results (Last Five Games)

Chelsea: 2 Wins
Leicester: 2 Wins
Draws: 1

Current Form (Last Five Games)

Chelsea: LWWDL
Leicester: WWDLL

Chelsea team news

Thomas Tuchel described N'Golo Kante's status at the start of the season as "super important and super fit." A serious thigh injury ensures that only one of those traits remains true.

Fellow midfielder Mateo Kovacic is also sidelined with a knee complaint while Armando Broja wasn't fit enough to travel to Leeds for Chelsea's 3-0 defeat at Elland Road.

Kalidou Koulibaly was sent off for a second yellow card in the closing stages of that convincing loss and will miss the visit of Leicester through suspension. It seems unlikely that negotiations for Fofana will have progressed swiftly enough for the Frenchman to fill in for Koulibaly this weekend.

Chelsea predicted lineup vs Leicester

Chelsea Starting 11: Mendy; James, Silva, Azpilicueta; Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Gallagher, Cucurella; Mount, Havertz, Sterling
Bench: Arrizabalaga, Pulisic, Chalobah, Hudson-Odoi, Chilwell, Ziyech, Chukwuemeka, Ampadu, Alonso

Leicester team news

Alongside the shunned Fofana, Brendan Rodgers won't be able to call upon the defensive services of fullbacks Ricardo Pereira (Achilles) and Ryan Bertrand (knee) for the foreseeable future.

Rodgers was able to rotate his side against Stockport County for their EFL Cup tie in midweek. However, the fourth-tier outfit forced Leicester to penalties, which the Premier League side won, following a 0-0 draw after 90 minutes.

Leicester predicted lineup vs Chelsea

Leicester Starting 11: Ward; Castagne, Amartey, Evans, Justin; Ndidi; Perez, Maddison, Dewsbury-Hall, Barnes; Vardy
Bench: Iversen, Soyuncu, Tielemans, Albrighton, Iheanacho, Daka, Mendy, Praet, Thomas

Chelsea vs Leicester score prediction

Chelsea may have been comprehensively outplayed by Leeds last weekend but Leicester have shown scant evidence to suggest they possess the same cohesion and energy as Jesse Marsch's side last weekend.

Even if Leicester do nudge ahead of Chelsea this Saturday, there's no guarantee they will hold that advantage - only Southampton have dropped more points from winning positions since the start of last season than the Foxes.

Prediction: Chelsea 2-1 Leicester