Leicester 1-3 Chelsea FC LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

Leicester 1-3 Chelsea FC LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

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Chelsea picked up their first Premier League win away from home since October as they beat Leicester 3-1 at the King Power Stadium. Graham Potter’s side had a rare feeling of confidence coming into the match, after wins over Leeds and Borussia Dortmund, and started in positive fashion.

Ben Chilwell’s superb volley haunted his former side, and although Patson Daka got Leicester level with an impressive strike of his own, Kai Havertz restored the lead with the final kick of the half after a stunning assist from Enzo Fernandez.

The match remained in the balance heading into the final 15 minutes, with both sides having chances to score, before captain Mateo Kovacic did just that. It sealed the win, the third of the week for Chelsea, to continue the significant upturn in the club’s form, with Wout Faes’ late red card capping a miserable afternoon for the Foxes.

Leicester vs Chelsea latest news

  • RED CARD! Second yellow for Faes

  • GOAL! Kovacic volleys home to seal win

  • GOAL! Havertz with brilliant finish

  • GOAL! Daka equalises for Leicester

  • GOAL! Chilwell’s volley puts Chelsea in front

Leicester City FC 1 - 3 Chelsea FC

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18:45 , Matt Verri

Chelsea rediscovered their finishing touch away to Leicester with a 3-1 victory, and the club’s new signings now looking ready to make their impact.

Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz and Mateo Kovacic were the goalscorers with three stunning efforts, but the January signings all excelled too in important roles.

None more so than Enzo Fernandez who produced a marquee moment and an assist befitting of his price-tag. He was given too much time and space by the Foxes on the edge of the box, lifting a delicate pass over the defence and onto Havertz’s foot.

It was a moment of quality with little margin for error for either player, as the Germany international lifted the ball over Danny Ward to restore the lead.

Read Nizaar Kinsella’s full analysis here

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Enjoyed his return to the King Power!

17:43 , Matt Verri

Perfect afternoon for Chelsea

17:14 , Matt Verri

Mateo Kovacic - 8

His stunning volley secured all three points after Mudryk’s knockdown. The stand-in captain’s front-footed midfield pressing led to a Kai Havertz shot that was blocked, helping build attacks and stop counter-attacks.

Ben Chilwell - 9

Exceptional against his former club, scoring a stunning first-time volley and clearing a shot off the line early in the second half. It looked like he enjoyed facing his former club, invoking a Jamie Vardy-esque provocative goal celebration in response to being booed.

Read our full ratings here!

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On the up!

17:06 , Matt Verri

FT: Leicester 1-3 Chelsea

17:00 , Matt Verri

And that will do it at the King Power.

Chelsea clinicial, a really impressive display from them to make it three wins in a week. Leicester booed off, huge problems for them with a relegation fight very much here.

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16:54 , Matt Verri

90+2 mins: Chelsea generously just passing the ball around the back, which suits Leicester just fine.

What a week this has been for Potter and his side, completely changed the mood at the club. Badly needed.

16:52 , Matt Verri

90 mins: Evans on for Maddison - Rodgers just wants this done.

No such luck, seven minutes added on. Exactly what Leicester did not want to hear.

16:49 , Matt Verri

87 mins: RED CARD!

This is getting very miserable for Leicester now. Second yellow for Faes, the Foxes are down to ten.

Poor Fofana meanwhile is subbed off for Badiashile, the former Leicester man having to do a lap of the stadium.

16:46 , Matt Verri

84 mins: Leicester have decided they’re now just going to shoot from everywhere.

Maddison the latest to try his luck, drags it badly wide. Chelsea cruising.

16:44 , Matt Verri

82 mins: Party atmosphere in the away end now.

Three goals here and surely three points, and three wins in a week. Things are looking up for Chelsea!

Potter really, really needed this run.

GOAL! Leicester 1-3 Chelsea | Mateo Kovacic 78'

16:41 , Matt Verri


And that will surely be that. Ball to the back post, nodded back across goal and Kovacic is there to volley home. Lovely move.


16:37 , Matt Verri

Mudryk doesn’t know either, he’s celebrating away in that corner. Big knee slide, fist pump... and then he looks around. Disaster.

He was clean through, decent enough finish but the flag then goes up.

16:36 , Matt Verri

74 mins: Dewsbury-Hall from distance this time, straight at Kepa.

Two Chelsea changes. Pulisic and Chalobah on for Chilwell and Loftus-Cheek.

16:34 , Matt Verri

72 mins: Mudryk with a lovely touch through to Gallagher, loses his balance on the edge of the area but still gets the shot away. Comfortable for Ward.

Good spell this for the visitors, another goal and they’ll surely have the match wrapped up.

Leicester should score though! Kepa again makes a mess of a ball into, Barnes with the header and Dewsbury-Hall somehow scuffs his effort from six yards out. Kepa nowhere.

16:31 , Matt Verri

69 mins: Havertz header from the corner, great save from Ward! Chelsea starting to wake up again.

Loftus-Cheek then gets in down the side, Faes slides in and it will be another corner for Chelsea.

16:30 , Matt Verri

68 mins: First real sign of Mudryk’s threat on the counter. Can’t be giving him space.

So quick, into the box on his left foot but Souttar does really well to just about stick with him and block the shot.

16:28 , Matt Verri

66 mins: OFF THE LINE!

Wow, Chelsea are very fortunate to still be ahead. Ball comes in, not convincing at all from Kepa to palm it away.

Shot comes in, hacked away off the line and Chelsea scramble it clear.

16:27 , Matt Verri

65 mins: Ball played out to Castagne, Loftus-Cheek flies in inside the box... very fortunate that the wing-back didn’t go down.

Instead it’s a Leicester corner. Maddison takes it short, eventually pinged in by Pereira and it’s headed behind by Loftus-Cheek.

16:25 , Matt Verri

63 mins: Gallagher dinks a cross to the back post, sails over Mudryk though and out of play.

Leicester lose it again, back to Gallagher and he plays it through to Havertz. Just outside the area... high and wide.

16:23 , Matt Verri

61 mins: Maddison is up and about, fine to carry on.

We’ve had 15 minutes of this second-half and it feels like there’s been about 45 seconds of action.

High stakes...

16:21 , Matt Verri

16:20 , Matt Verri

58 mins: In keeping with the theme of this half, and this match really, Maddison is down. Didn’t get the free-kick, but he was definitely caught by Fernandez.

Andre Marriner has been... lenient. That’s one word anyway.

Nizaar Kinsella at the King Power

16:19 , Matt Verri

Joao Felix being taken off at half-time is interesting. He rarely finishes games anyway for either Chelsea or Atletico Madrid, completing just five matches all season.

This one could either have been a response to a heavy tackle taken early on or his error in giving away Patson Daka’s goal.

16:17 , Matt Verri

55 mins: Going to have two hours added on at this rate.

Iheanacho tries to get on the end of a ball through, catches Kepa in the process.

Spaniard rolling around, he’ll be fine to continue I imagine.

16:16 , Matt Verri

54 mins: Havertz with the handball, decides to ignore the whistle and keep skipping away for a few more seconds. Eventually realises something is up when in on goal and nobody is chasing him down.

Maddison now wants a free-kick just outside the Chelsea box, very hopeful appeals.

16:13 , Matt Verri

51 mins: Mudryk fine to continue. Chelsea sitting back a bit as Leicester knock the ball around, not sure that’s their best bet.

Another wild Leicester challenge, Pereira at it once more. Could have been sent off in the opening minutes and now he catches Fernandez late. Yellow card.

16:10 , Matt Verri

48 mins: Corner straight away for Chelsea, Fofana wins the header and it’s a really good save from Ward! The visitors have flown out of the blocks.

Concern here for them though, Mudryk is down. Looks to have rolled his ankle.

Back underway!

16:08 , Matt Verri

Up and running again for the second-half.

Change at the break from Chelsea - Gallagher on for Felix.

Not wrong...

16:01 , Matt Verri

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15:56 , Matt Verri

Enzo Fernandez produces his first exceptional assist for Chelsea with a clipped pass for Kai Havertz to lob over the head of Danny Ward. A special goal from two special players.

HT: Leicester 1-2 Chelsea

15:53 , Matt Verri

And that’s the final kick of the half.

Chelsea lead at the break, deservedly so you’d have to say. Leicester had a good ten-minute spell but the quality has come from the visitors.

More and more signs that things are clicking into gear...

GOAL! Leicester 1-2 Chelsea | Kai Havertz 45+6'

15:52 , Matt Verri


This one will count too. Scooped over the top by Fernandez, and Havertz flicks the volley over Ward. Brilliant finish.

15:48 , Matt Verri

45+3 mins: Havertz back up, he’s got a fair few stud marks on his torso. Pretty ugly from Amartey.

Four minutes added on, but we’ll play at least two more than that.

Nizaar Kinsella at the King Power

15:47 , Matt Verri

Joao Felix was largely at fault for Patson Daka’s goal, giving the ball away in a terrible area. He has looked devastating in attack but not good enough from him there.

I am sure Diego Simeone will feel vindicated in his spat with the talented Atletico Madrid loan star.

15:47 , Matt Verri

45+1 mins: On we go, no penalty.

Havertz down now though, Amartey’s follow through seems to have just kicked the Chelsea forward in the chest.

Visitors not happy at all, VAR not interested though.

15:45 , Matt Verri

44 mins: Maddison takes it himself, straight into the wall. Wasn’t worth the big build-up really.

Pause in play, VAR checking for handball hear. Fofana in the wall, looks like it might have hit his arm...

15:44 , Matt Verri

43 mins: This is a mess from Chelsea, they can’t get out. Shots flying in from Leicester, before Maddison is brought down and earns a free-kick in a brilliant position.

Fofana already on a yellow card, needs to be very careful.

15:42 , Matt Verri

41 mins: Chelsea hanging on for dear life all of a sudden.

Maddison on the edge of the area, jinks onto his right foot and hammers an effort towards the far corner, strong hand from Kepa.

15:41 , Matt Verri

40 mins: Chelsea could easily have been 2-0 up, instead it’s 1-1 and the Leicester fans are up.

Gary Lineker has been shown on the coverage every 20 seconds or so I’d say... can confirm he enjoyed that equaliser.

GOAL! Leicester 1-1 Chelsea | Patson Daka 39'

15:40 , Matt Verri


That’s got to be pretty much his first touch. Felix caught just outside his own box and Chelsea are punished.

Daka from 20 yards out lashes it into the bottom corner.

Nizaar Kinsella at the King Power

15:39 , Matt Verri

It must have been a marginal call to rule out Joao Felix’s goal as it looked onside inside the stadium. Chelsea have been good enough to deserve a second goal.

Confusion as the cameras showed Kai Havertz as the scorer on the live feed.


15:36 , Matt Verri

Leicester survive, Felix once again denied by fine margins.

He’s just about offside in the middle as he finishes, Chelsea do not have their second goal.

GOAL! Leicester 0-2 Chelsea | Joao Felix 34'

15:35 , Matt Verri


Mudryk drops deep, picks up the ball and he can run with it. Played wide to Loftus-Cheek, he fires it across the face of goal and Felix just sweeps it home.

Lovely, lovely move.

15:32 , Matt Verri

31 mins: Cucurella the latest player in the book, continuing to moan about it as though that will make a difference.

Not a huge amount of contact really, but did just about catch Dewsbury-Hall late. File it under ‘slightly harsh’.

15:30 , Matt Verri

29 mins: Better spell for Leicester, seeing much more of the ball.

Mudryk still very central, but he’s hardly had a kick. Got to think at some point there will be a chance for him on the counter with all the space on offer.

15:27 , Matt Verri

26 mins: And now Leicester hit the woodwork!

Dewsbury-Hall given far too much space 25 yards out, bringd it forward and hammers an effort at goal. Flicks off Koulibaly, Kepa just watches it smack off the bar.

15:25 , Matt Verri

24 mins: OFF THE POST!

Should be 2-0, Leicester all over the place at the back. Felix clean through on goal, dinks the effort over Ward but it bounces off the outside of the post and away to safety.

15:23 , Matt Verri

22 mins: Iheanacho runs at the Chelsea defence... runs straight into the Chelsea defence.

He’s been pretty poor in recent weeks, some terrible misses and the build-up play doesn’t look much better. Has Daka alongside him today, they haven’t linked up yet though.

15:21 , Matt Verri

20 mins: Chilwell standing over this free-kick out wide. The centre-backs are up.

Fired into the box, headed straight up and Ward can comfortably claim.

Leicester lose it high up the pitch though, Kovacic slides the pass through to Havertz and his effort is blocked.

15:19 , Matt Verri

18 mins: Chelsea doing a decent job of keeping the ball now, cementing their control of the match. Clearly far more confidence in the side now.

Faes drags Loftus-Cheek back, very cynical. As obvious a yellow card as you’ll see.

15:17 , Matt Verri

16 mins: Felix having a very painful afternoon already. That early Pereira challenge could easly have seen the Leicester man sent off, and now Felix is clattered by Dewsbury-Hall.

The Chelsea forward is floating around the pitch, Leicester struggling to contain him.

Nizaar Kinsella at the King Power

15:16 , Matt Verri

Some skill from Ben Chilwell to score a first time volley from that angle. His goal celebration was Jamie Vardy-esque, mocking the Leicester supporters for booing him by holding his hands to his ears.

Kalidou Koulibaly’s wing-play for the goal was something unexpected. Twisting, turning and clipping his cross to the far post.

15:15 , Matt Verri

14 mins: Yellow card for Fofana, Chelsea man commits a foul just outside the box by the byline. Brilliant position this.

Maddison absolutely fires it across the face of goal, Amartey completely free at the back post but somehow heads wide. Kepa didn’t move.

GOAL! Leicester 0-1 Chelsea | Ben Chilwell 11'

15:12 , Matt Verri

Havertz drifts out wide on the left, floats a ball to Loftus-Cheek on the opposite flank. He lays it back to Fernandez, cross charged down and deflected behind for a corner.


Probably the most unpopular man in the stadium with a stunning finish. Koulibaly lifts the cross to the back post, Chilwell drills a volley past Ward at the near post.

15:10 , Matt Verri

9 mins: Leicester very much the better side so far. Chelsea being pushed back.

Ball rolls to Maddison just outside the box, no real space but gets the shot away... straight at Kepa.

15:08 , Matt Verri

7 mins: Kovacic loses the ball in midfield, Dewsbury-Hall pounces but he’s unable to bring it forward on the counter, forced to turn back.

Leicester then win a free-kick, Maddison quickly clips it over the top but Daka can’t quite get there. Kepa claims.

15:06 , Matt Verri

5 mins: Felix drives through midfielder and very nearly into the Leicester box too, eventually a challenge comes in.

Leicester pressing right up the pitch, already looks to be a bit more positive from them.

Nizaar Kinsella at the King Power

15:05 , Matt Verri

Ricardo Pereira is lucky to still be on the pitch after a high tackle on Joao Felix. There were fears he was injured but he continues.

His every touch is being booed now despite not doing a lot wrong!

Nizaar Kinsella at the King Power

15:03 , Matt Verri

Mudryk has started the match as a false 9, interestingly enough. It gets around the problem of two players who prefer who play off the left, with him and Felix.

Havertz on the right wing to begin with.

15:03 , Matt Verri

2 mins: Decent start from Leicester, straight on the front foot. Dewsbury-Hall has an effort from distance blocked.

Maddison then looks to whip a cross into the box, Cucurella heads it out and Pereira then comes clattering in to stop Felix breaking. Felix in a lot of pain, stamp on his ankle.


15:00 , Matt Verri

We’re up and running at the King Power!

Nizaar Kinsella at the King Power

14:59 , Matt Verri

Ben Chilwell and Wesley Fofana are getting a positive response from the Leicester staff but are booed by the crowd.

Here we go...

14:57 , Matt Verri

Teams will be out onto the pitch any minute.

Leicester in poor form, Chelsea all of a sudden in something resembling decent form. Neither particularly consistent though, so it’s a very tough match to predict!

14:53 , Matt Verri

Even a win for Chelsea this afternoon will see them stay 10th in the Premier League, but chance is there to close the gap to those above.

Newcastle and Fulham not in action until later in the weekend, so victory would see the Blues just five points behind Liverpool in fifth. All very tight.

That relies on Chelsea winning though, which has very much not been a guarantee this season.

Mudryk has to take his chance...

14:48 , Matt Verri

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14:45 , Matt Verri

Wesley Fofana’s name is booed at the King Power as it is read over the tannoy. Unsurprising anger after his transfer where he was liking Chelsea posts and criticised Brendan Rodgers on Instagram.

Potter: I do not doubt Haverz

14:37 , Matt Verri

Kai Havertz has almost untouchable status under Graham Potter, and has played more than any other player at Chelsea this season.

The Blues boss continues to back the German to deliver leading the line for Chelsea.

Potter said: “I do not doubt Kai. He’s a top player, delivers in the big moments and gives his best for the team all the time, runs himself into the ground.

“He probably benefited from playing a slightly different position but whenever you ask him to do he does his best. That’s a great starting point, he’s still young, he’s got all the attributes to be a top player, score goals, assists, help the team. He can be an all-around fantastic attacking player.”

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Warm-up time!

14:31 , Matt Verri

How Fofana has excelled in Silva’s absence

14:25 , Matt Verri

Wesley Fofana has taken the baton from Thiago Silva after battling back from injury and is key to Chelsea’s potential revival.

The 22-year-old starts against his former club this afternoon but faces having every one of his touches booed at the King Power Stadium. Those hostile supporters will have enjoyed Fofana’s early struggles in west London but, maybe like his team as a whole, he has turned the corner.

Manager Graham Potter named Fofana in midweek as among six “important” players that he has missed during his dismal run. That is until the mood lifted after a win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Read our full piece on Fofana’s impact here

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Man of the moment has arrived...

14:21 , Matt Verri


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14:13 , Matt Verri

Mykhailo Mudryk is drafted back in by Chelsea for the first time in almost a month. His selection comes as Raheem Sterling drops out through a ‘tightness’ in his muscles.

It will be interesting to see how he handles this 3-4-3 formation which he has not played in yet, leaving him playing more inside than out on the flanks.

Marc Cucurella, meanwhile, is getting a vote of confidence after his man of the match display against Dortmund, keeping Benoit Badiashile out of the team in the process.

Mudryk starts for Chelsea

14:09 , Matt Verri

No James as expected for Chelsea, so it’s Loftus-Cheek getting the nod at right wing-back. Otherwise largely as expected, though Mudryk’s inclusion is a slight surprise in the absence of Sterling.

The big-money January signing starts over Ziyech and Pulisic.

Leicester match up Chelsea’s back-three system, with Amartey alongside Faes and Souttar. Daka comes into the side, while Iheanacho keeps his place despite his poor form.

Leicester team news

14:04 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Ward, Pereira, Souttar, Faes, Castagne, Amartey, Dewsbury-Hall, Mendy, Maddison, Iheanacho, Daka.

Subs: Evans, Barnes, Vardy, Ndidi, Praet, Iversen, Thomas, Tete, Soumare.

Chelsea team news

14:01 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Kepa; Fofana, Koulibaly, Cucurella; Loftus-Cheek, Enzo, Kovacic, Chilwell; Felix, Havertz, Mudryk

Subs: Badiashile, Pulisic, Bettinelli, Chalobah, Zakaria, Ziyech, Gallagher, Chukwuemeka, Madueke.

Potter: Mount talks complicated

13:54 , Matt Verri

Graham Potter has described Mason Mount’s Chelsea contract talks as “complicated” and urged him to make the “best decision for him and his family”.

With just under 15 months left on his current deal and no sign of an extension, the 24-year-old is being sounded out by rivals including Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City over a potential summer move.

Potter said: “Ultimately, it is between the club and Mason but I have spoken to him numerous times about his situation, football and life generally.

“My feelings for Mason are clear; I think he is a fantastic person but sometimes these things happen. They are just complicated.”

On whether he would fight to keep hold of Mount, Potter replied: “Yes, but I am not naive. It is an important time for him.

“It’s an important contract and things need to be right for him and his family and it is important that he makes a decision on that basis.”

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Corner turned?

13:46 , Matt Verri

So two wins in a week for Chelsea, clean sheets in both and three goals scored across the two matches.

Still not exactly free-flowing, but a step in the right direction. Leicester have looked incredibly vulnerable in recent weeks, so chance for the likes of Felix and Havertz to kick on this afternoon.

Team news to come in the next 15 minutes.


Chelsea in the building!

13:38 , Matt Verri

Potter explains Mudryk situation

13:31 , Matt Verri

Chelsea are giving blockbuster January signing Mykhailo Mudryk a “breather” and time to “settle in” after an underwhelming start to life in England.

The 22-year-old was signed from under the noses of Arsenal during the January transfer window, with the Blues quickly agreeing a sensational £88million deal with Shakhtar Donetsk to snap up Mikel Arteta’s no1 target.

However, having gone two months without playing before making his debut, Mudryk has struggled to make an instant impact and is without a goal or assist in his first six games.

“Every player wants to play and it’s important that players play to improve, I think that’s a fact,” Potter said. “But at the same time, it’s not a straight road, it’s not just a play and everything happens in a linear way. Sometimes you have to take a step away.

“Sometimes you just need a bit of training time, you need a breather. Lots of factors. Hopefully, he can benefit from the time he’s had. It’s not easy for him to just arrive in the middle of pre-season for him and to come into a new country, new club, new league, and just hit his absolute maximum level.”

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Fofana won’t be involved at the King Power...

13:23 , Matt Verri

Potter: Weight lifted after wins

13:16 , Matt Verri

Graham Potter admits that some of the pressure has lifted off him but says Chelsea cannot get carried away.

The Blues have won back-to-back games for the first time since October after a narrow Premier League victory over Leeds last weekend was followed by a crucial midweek defeat of Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last-16.

With Chelsea in the hat for the quarter-finals of Europe’s elite club competition, Potter has had some respite as talk around his future in west London is put on hold.

He said: “Has the weight been lifted off my shoulders? Yes, in some way. In some way but it is not something I get too bogged down with.

“It’s always nice to win. It is as simple as that. Everything boils down to that and everything feels like you are taking a step forward. I am not getting carried away. It is just two wins and we have to focus on Leicester. The boys have been in a good place, with good spirit.

“The boys have stuck together in bad times and there’s a lot to say about that. We have to start again now against Leicester.”

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Lineker off to watch Leicester

13:09 , Matt Verri

Gary Lineker will be in attendance at the King Power this afternoon, as ha makes the most of a rare Saturday off.

Tonight’s Match of the Day broadcast will feature no player or manager interviews as the fallout continues over the BBC’s decision to take Lineker off air.

The crisis engulfing the BBC’s flagship sports programme deepened on Saturday morning after commentators joined presenters and pundits in opting out of Saturday’s show.

Football Focus presenter Alex Scott has also pulled out of hosting the Saturday lunchtime preview show, which will now be taken off air. Furthermore, Final Score presenter Jason Mohammad led a walkout of reporters on the live updates show, which has also been axed from schedules.

The chaos also engulfed BBC radio as 5 Live’s Fighting Talk sports show was not broadcast on Saturday morning. The station’s afternoon and evening schedule, including the 606 phone-in, has been replaced with repeats of podcasts.

Read the full story on that here

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Hosts have arrived!

13:02 , Matt Verri

Standard Sport prediction

12:58 , Matt Verri

It seems as if something has clicked at Chelsea in the last week or so, even if much more is needed to prove they have turned a corner.

Leicester remain wildly inconsistent themselves though, so there is every chance that the good feeling at Chelsea continues.

Chelsea to win 2-0.

Chelsea team news

12:51 , Matt Verri

Reece James will miss out for Chelsea are falling ill on the eve of the trip while Raheem Sterling is a doubt.

Mason Mount, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Cesar Azpilicueta are also expected to sit it out as Edouard Mendy and N’Golo Kante near their comebacks later in the spring.

Armando Broja is a long-term absentee, while Thiago Silva and Mason Mount are also still sidelined.

Predicted Chelsea XI: Kepa; Fofana, Koulibaly, Badiashile; Loftus-Cheek, Enzo, Kovacic, Chilwell; Ziyech, Havertz, Felix.

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Leicester team news

12:42 , Matt Verri

James Maddison returned for the Foxes last week against Southampton and looks set to feature once more. Kelechi Iheanacho, meanwhile, appears to be the favoured choice up front over Jamie Vardy despite his string of misses on the south coast.

Youri Tielemans, Victor Kristiansen, James Justin and Ryan Bertrand are all still in the treatment room, though Jonny Evans has returned to training and Harvey Barnes faces a late fitness test.

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How to watch Leicester vs Chelsea

12:35 , Matt Verri

TV channel and live stream: The game will not be broadcast in the UK due to it taking place during the Saturday 3pm blackout imposed across English football.

Live blog: Follow all of the action right here with us! Nizaar Kinsella will be providing expert analysis from the ground.

Good afternoon!

12:29 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Leicester vs Chelsea!

Graham Potter’s side come into this having won back-to-back games for the first time since October, the mood now slightly improved at the club. Leicester, meanwhile, are just a couple of points off the relegation zone.

We’ll have all the latest updates, build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 3pm GMT from the King Power Stadium. Stay with us!

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