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Match Preview: Leicester City vs Chelsea

It’s our last match of the season and we’re at home to Chelsea.

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Leicester City 9th (15-6-16) vs Chelsea 3rd (21-8-8)

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Leicester face Chelsea on the final day of the season for the first time since the Foxes won the league. That day it ended in a 1-1 draw, and while both sides don’t technically have anything to play for, they’ll each have their own reasons for finishing on a high note.

The Opposition

Chelsea secured their Champions League position with a massive 3-0 win over Watford. They also won their Europa League match against Eintracht Frankfurt in penalties to secure an all English final in both European competitions. No matter what happens, Chelsea will be in Champions League.

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Potentially the last match for Eden Hazard against Leicester.
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Might this be the last time we encounter Eden Hazard? After all, he is the “reason” we won the title. Jokes aside, the Belgian has scored three career goals vs Leicester and one massive goal against Tottenham. We’ll thank him for it, but we would’ve gotten across the line without him.

The Foxes

Leicester City played a fantastic match against Manchester City and were only beaten by a Vincent Kompany wonderstrike. There is just no stopping those. The space he had to step up and take that shot just shows how nobody expected that and it was the only thing that was going to see City cross the line.

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Will Hamza Choudhury make his third consecutive start?
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Hamza has been an incredible addition to the squad, and while he was only been a bit player against top opposition, he has done it in an amazing way that shouldn’t be ignored. If we suddenly found ourselves without the services of Wilfred Ndidi, Hamza would absolutely step up in his stead.

The Prediction

I think both teams will approach this with a relaxation and freedom given their current situations in the league. I like Leicester in this given Chelsea extracurricular activities in Europe and we’ll break through Sarri’s formula. Leicester get the final W at home, 3-1.