This is the third meeting of the season between the two sides, but the first since Chelsea claimed a dominating lead at the top of the table. Their unbeaten run might be over but there’s no doubt these are the most dangerous opponents out there at the moment. We can hope for a Man City effort, but a point would be a good return.
It will be a strange atmosphere at the King Power today without Leicester City and club ambassador Alan Birchenall not out on the pitch to whip up the fans. Birch is recovering from a heart attack suffered on thursday night and we all wish him the best.
For more build up, check out Jamie’s preview and see below for all the information on how to watch, along with team news and lineups when they come.
Location: King Power Stadium, Leicestershire, England
Kick-off time: 5:30 PM GMT, 12:30 PM Eastern, 9:30 AM Pacific
Opposition Blog: We Aint Go No History
Available TV: BT Sport 1 (UK), Sportsnet One (Canada)
Available streaming: BT Sport Live Streaming (UK), NCB Sports Live (US), Sportsnet World (Canada)
For full international listings see LiveSoccerTV.com
Leicester City Team News:
Slimani, Riyad Mahrez Amartey remain away and Leo Ulloa is a doubt after coming off injured last week. Andy King and Jamie Vardy both missed that match through illness but should be available again.
Chelsea Team News:
Club captain John Terry is suspended, but the main story here is that top scorer Diego Costa has been left at home after a falling out with his manager.
Today’s starting XI: Schmeichel, Morgan (c), Huth, Fuchs, Chilwell, Mendy, Drinkwater, Ndidi, Albrighton, Musa, Vardy. #LeiChe pic.twitter.com/fRmK1wRxOR— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 14, 2017
Interesting changes for Leicester. Looks like probably 3 at the back, with Chilwell and Albrighton at wing back. Probably. Unless one of Fuchs/Chilwell is playing RB. Mendy/Ndidi/Drinky trio gets another go. Musa and Vardy. Vroom.
Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Willian, Hazard, Pedro.
As always, enjoy the game and please leave your comments below.
We enjoyed @vardy7's goal against Chelsea last time out in #LeiChe!— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 14, 2017
Same again today? pic.twitter.com/RjIZs5ViNC