The Foxes have already faced Chelsea twice so far this season, losing both, and will face the table-toppers from London again this Saturday at the King Power Stadium.
Location: King Power Stadium, Leicestershire, England
Kick-off time: 5:30 PM GMT, 12:30 PM Eastern, 9:30 AM Pacific
Leicester were knocked out of the EFL Cup by Chelsea back in September by losing 4-2 before being rattled 3-0 at Stamford Bridge a month later in the Premier League.
Both clubs are coming off wins in the FA Cup last weekend and are looking to rebound from being shut out in their previous league contests. Leicester settled for a bore 0-0 draw at Middlesbrough while Chelsea’s 13-match win streak in the Premier League was snapped with a 2-0 loss at White Hart Lane against Tottenham.
N’Golo Kante has already made his return to Leicester, but didn’t feature for Chelsea back in September’s EFL clash. This time around the former Foxes midfielder is surely to play a key role on the day for the visitors, but Leicester will likely counter with a recent midfield signing of their own in Wilfred Ndidi. The Nigerian made his debut for the Foxes in the club’s 2-1 FA Cup win over Everton last Saturday, and manager Claudio Ranieri said that a Ndidi Premier League debut this weekend is quite likely.
Both clubs will be holding out for Leicester club ambassador Alan Birchenall, who had fallen ill Thursday evening and was admitted to hospital. Birchenall, who played as an attacking midfielder spent time with both clubs including 172 and 75 appearances for Leicester and Chelsea, respectively.
Get well soon, Birch.