The Foxes welcome Premier League champions Chelsea to the King Power Stadium on Saturday following the international break.
Chelsea head into the game in good form after a disastrous start to their title defence. The Blues lost their opening fixture to Burnley but are back on track after wins over Spurs and Everton. Leicester meanwhile have three points to their name after beating newly promoted Brighton. That win came in between defeats to Arsenal and Man United respectively.
During Leicester’s title winning season Kante and Drinkwater were instrumental, two seasons on and they return to the ground where they lifted the Premier League title as Chelsea players. That’s after Danny Wrinkwater completed a Deadline Day move to Stamford Bridge.
His replacement, Adrien Silva, will not play for Leicester until January. Despite thinking they’d got the deal over the line FIFA later rejected their application to register the midfielder after the club missed the deadline by 14 seconds.
Craig Shakespeare could be without Robert Huth and Vicente Iborra. But Deadline Day arrival Aleksandar Dragovic may feature.
Chelsea could welcome back Eden Hazard from injury. The attacking midfielder made his first competitive start of the season for Belgium during the work where he scored one goal and assisted another. Drinkwater however is likely to miss the clash, while Gary Cahill is still suspended.
Alvaro Morata two Premier League goal since his summer move from Real Madrid and was in red hot form for Spain during the international break. The striker should lead the line for Chelsea and is 5/1 to open the scoring.
Leicester vs. Chelsea usually ends in goals with four of their last five league meetings ending with more than 2.5 goals. In fact Chelsea won both league fixtures 3-0 last season – the same scoreline on Saturday is 16/1.
Having lost Drinkwater on the final hour of Deadline Day and his replacement unlikely to feature I fancy Chelsea to continue their fine form by bagging all three points. Chelsea win 4/5.
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