Chelsea vs Leicester : 05/19/22 09:00 PM
Tip Chelsea – Leicester
Chelsea welcomes Leicester to Stamford Bridge in their penultimate league game of the season and fortunately for them they close out the season with two home matches. They are currently in third place with 70 points while the visitors are in ninth position with 48 points. Chelsea will be bitterly disappointed with losing the FA Cup final on penalties to Liverpool and will want to bounce back with a win to secure third place. They are two points ahead of Tottenham and only need a draw in this match to be assured of third place thanks to their excellent goal difference. Chelsea have only won twice at home in their last six matches across all competitions. They won the reverse fixture 3-0 earlier in the season and are looking to complete the league double over Leicester for the first time since the 2016/17 season.
Leicester bounced back into form with an outstanding 5-1 away win against already relegated Watford. They have now scored 8 goals in their last two matches and it comes as no surprise that Jamie Vardy has scored four of these goals. Leicester have now recorded two wins in row to end a seven match run without a victory across all competitions. They have a dismal away record in recent times with only two wins in their last nine matches. Leicester have only won once on their previous nine visits Stamford Bridge, scoring just five goals in that time. They have failed to win any of their final away match in the last 13 seasons, drawing three and losing ten.
Key points Chelsea – Leicester
In four of Chelsea’s last six matches there have been under 2.5 goals.
Only once in their last three matches has both teams scored.
Chelsea have kept three clean sheets in their last six matches across all competitions.
In four of Leicester’s last five matches there have been over 2.5 goals.
They have not kept a clean sheet in their last nine away matches.
ConclusionCHELSEA – LEICESTER
Chelsea will want to salvage their season by finishing in third place while Leicester will at least want to finish in the top half of the season. In a largely disappointing campaign they are two points ahead of the 11th place team with a game in hand and only need a draw to finish in the top half. Chelsea will be keen to complete the league double over Leicester and given their excellent home record against them, that is a distinct possibility. We are backing Chelsea to win this match.