Chelsea vs Leicester City Match Info
Date: Sunday August 18 2019
Kick-off time: 4.30pm BST
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Referee: Graham Scott
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After their opening loss to United in the Premier League and their midweek Super Cup loss to Liverpool, Frank Lampard will be demanding all three points when they take on Leicester this weekend at Stamford Bridge. Victory for the Foxes will ramp up the pressure on the new Chelsea manager and certainly put an end to any honeymoon period.
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Chelsea vs Leicester City Head-To-Head Record
Last season’s matches
May 12 2019: Leicester City 0-0 Chelsea
December 22 2018: Chelsea 0-1 Leicester City
Total head-to-head league matches played: 100
Chelsea wins: 46
Leicester wins: 25
Chelsea vs Leicester City Stats
- Chelsea have failed to score in their last three league matches against Leicester
- A clean sheet has been kept in five of the latest six league meetings between these clubs…
- …but Chelsea have not kept a clean sheet in their opening home league game for the past four seasons
Chelsea vs Leicester City Match Preview
Chelsea have had a week of double disappointment and may be thwarted by Leicester in their bid to end it on a winning note.
The Blues began the new Premier League season, and competitive life under Frank Lampard, by being beaten 4-0 away to Manchester United. Then they suffered a different kind of anguish, losing the UEFA Super Cup on penalties to Liverpool in Istanbul.
But it is far from being all doom and gloom for Lampard. His more youthful Chelsea team played well for much of the game at Old Trafford, in which the scoreline greatly flattered their hosts, while going toe-to-toe with the European champions for 120 minutes and ending up level was no mean achievement at all (albeit one we correctly predicted!)
Now the Europa League title-holders try for a first victory of the campaign at home to Leicester, which will not be easy given they could only collect one point against these opponents last term even with Eden Hazard on the pitch in both matches.
The Foxes began with a 0-0 draw at home to Wolves in which they were much the better side but could not break down their fellow Midlanders.
With Chelsea yet to find the winning formula since Lampard’s appointment, and Leicester having had a full week since their last game as opposed to an ultimately fruitless trip to Turkey which involved extra time, Brendan Rodgers’ men are backed to secure a draw.
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Chelsea vs Leicester City Betting Tips
Draw @ 3/1 with Paddy Power
Both teams to score @ 10/11 with bet365