Leicester City

Leicester City vs Chelsea

, KO: 12:30 Feb 1, 2020, King Power Stadium

LEICESTER will need to bounce back quickly from their League Cup heartache as they welcome Chelsea to the King Power for a game that could prove pivotal in their quest to nail down a Champions League slot.

Having outplayed Aston Villa for most of their semi-final across two legs, Trezeguet's stoppage-time winner for Dean Smith's men was cruel on the Foxes.

Unless they can go further in the FA Cup, where a home tie with Coventry or Birmingham awaits in the last 16, Brendan Rodgers won't have any silverware to show for a hugely impressive campaign.

But sealing a top-four slot in the Premier League will feel like winning a trophy and Leicester head into this game eight points clear of Chelsea in fourth and 14 ahead of fifth-placed Manchester United.

Frank Lampard's side have gone two league games without a victory but did get back to winning ways in the FA Cup last weekend against Hull.

All my tips came up in that cup clash as I returned to one of my favourite bets all season, a Chelsea win with both teams to score.

Given Leicester's exertions in midweek, I wouldn't be surprised if there was a repeat here at 7/2 with Paddy Power.

How the bookies view it

This is a tough one to call and that's reflected in the odds, with Leicester a best 8/5 at Unibet and Chelsea 7/4 with Sportingbet. It was a draw when these sides met at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season and a repeat pays 27/10 at Unibet.

Recent head to head

The King Power has been a happy hunting ground of late for Chelsea who are unbeaten on their last five visits. It was a 0-0 stalemate last season but the Blues won the other four encounters.

Leicester's last home success over the London side came in their title-winning season when goals from Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez sealed a 2-1 success (below) in December 2015.

The Foxes have fared better away from home against the Blues, unbeaten on their last three visits to Stamford Bridge.

Players to watch

Jamie Vardy should return to the Leicester starting line-up, having come off the bench in the cup defeat at Villa. He's 15/13 at Sportingbet for anytime scorer and that's decent value if he starts.

Michy Batshuayi came up trumps for me at Hull last weekend and is 41/20 with Unibet here but I'm not sure if he will start again as Tammy Abraham could play through the pain of his ankle injury.

I fancied Willian for a goal at 17/4 with Unibet but he has been left on the bench so I'll switch to Chelsea winger Pedro at 3/1 with Bet365.

Anything else catch the eye?

Both teams to score came up for me at Stamford Bridge early in the season at odds of 10/11 but it's sadly now only available at a best 4/7 with Bet365.

The last five matches between these sides at the King Power have averaged three goals a game. It was 0-0 here last season but I'd be surprised if there was a repeat.

Backing three match goals pays 31/10 at Sportingbet but I'll play a little safer and go for between two and three goals at 6/5 with BetVictor.

For a long-odds option you could do worse than back Leicester's James Maddison to score from outside the area at 12/1 with William Hill.

This match between Leicester City and Chelsea will be played on Feb 1, 2020 and kick off at 12:30. Check below for our tipsters best Leicester City vs Chelsea prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

Leicester City vs Chelsea Betting Tips & Predictions
Chelsea win and both teams to score
Pedro anytime scorer
Between 2-3 match goals

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