Chelsea vs Leicester City
English Premier League, England
Date: Sunday, 18th August 2019
Kick off at: 16.30 UK Time
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London, England
Losing their first two games of this new season, Chelsea are looking for redemption this weekend. Frank Lampard’s side will be hunting for three points as they host Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Chelsea vs Leicester City Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear up for their Premier League second week tie. Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be preparing to help them get all three points.
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: Kepa(g);Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma, Emerson(def);Jorginho, Kovacic, Kante(mid); Pedro, Abraham, Pulisic(att)
Expected Formation: 4-5-1
Probable Lineups: Schmeichel(g);Pereira, Soyuncu, Evans, Chilwell(def);Ndidi, A. Perez, Choudhury, Tielemans, Maddison(mid); Vardi(att)
Before heading into this weekend’s premier league battle, both teams have been involved in other matches. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have more information about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WWDLL
The Blues haven’t been getting any positive results in their first two games in this new season. Losing against Manchester United in the league, Lampard’s boys were also beaten in UEFA Super Cup by Liverpool.
Nevertheless, there were some positives outcomes that Chelsea can carry ahead of Leicester tie. Their performance, especially against Liverpool were very encouraging and can help their confidence for Sunday clash.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : WWDWD
The Foxes didn’t get a great start either, as they were helg into a goalless draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Brendan Rodgers’ team will be hunting for positive result this weekend, albeit it will be a tough one.
Rodgers hoping that Chelsea’s early struggle will still continue on Sunday, so Leicester can take advantage. The away team won’t just be putting on a negative approach as they’re good enough to create problems for their opponent.
Lampard will most likely still missing Hudson-Odoi along with Loftus Chek for this Sunday battle. Antonio Rudiger, Willian remain doubtful for the upcoming match, but they might just make the squad.
Lampard could still go with Tammy Abraham, Pulisic along with Pedro as their main trio up front. In midfield, The Blues look to once again set up Kante, Jorginho and Kovacic as their three main men.
Rodgers won’t have too many issue with absentee, though there’s still some doubt regarding Mendy’s condition. The former Liverpool boss set to continue playing Jamie Vardy as the main man up front.
Summer signing, Ayoze Perez along with Youri Tielemans should also get the nod to start in midfield. Rodgers will also hope Schmeichel will put on a strong performance to stop Chelsea’s attacks.
Head to Head Records:
In their last five meetings, The Blues slightly edging their opponent with two wins, one defeat and two draws.
Their latest match up happened in the Premier League back on May 12th which ended in a goalless draw.
The home side should be very eager in pushing for three points as any other results could put them under pressure. Lampard wouldn’t want to see his players losing confidence already in this early stage of the new season.
Leicester won’t just go down easily though as they will give their all in getting at least a point on Sunday. Chelsea are the favorite to take all three points, but they must remain cautious over their visitor.
Final Score: 1-1