Chelsea vs Leicester
England – Premier League
Date: Tuesday, 18 May 2021
Kick-off at 19:15 UK/ 20:15 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge.
Three teams are gunning for the remaining two spots in the top-four, and these two are in the forefront of that race. With Liverpool close behind, a win is a must for either this Tuesday, and expect a cracker of a game at the Stamford Bridge.
As of now, the Blues are placed fourth in the table, with a one-point lead over the fifth-placed Reds, and are trailing two points below the third-placed Foxes.
As such, it’s more than evident that the result of this game will have strong implications on CL qualification.
Both teams are in form, and are determined to fulfill their objective. Moreover, with just two fixtures remaining, no time remains for the squads to take it slow.
Right from the get-go this Tuesday, we can expect the players to give their 100% on the pitch for the win. By all means, we are about to witness a virtual final.
Moreover, Thomas Tuchel’s men also have the Champions League Final coming up against Manchester City, and this encounter would be a good preparation for that.
In addition, this will also be the replay of the FA Cup Final, where Brendan Rodgers’s men secured a narrow victory.
Thus, there are scores to be settled too. Surely expect a war on the pitch between the two.
Chelsea vs Leicester: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Foxes recorded a 0-1 win in the FA Cup Final, just three days back.
- They are also on a two-game winning run.
- However, the Blues had registered 12 of the past 16 overall wins.
- At this venue, the hosts had recorded ten of the past thirteen wins.
Chelsea vs Leicester Prediction
Tuchel’s men lost 0-1 at home the last match-day, against Arsenal. In the meantime, Rodgers’s men won 1-2 on the road against Manchester United.
Going on, the Blues were unbeaten in seven of their former nine overall fixtures, and in 24 of their past 28 games. Note that they also have a total of just three league defeats at home in over more than the last six months.
On the other hand, their counterparts had won five of their preceding seven match-ups, and they have lost just thrice on the road since September of 2020.
Either team needs the win this Tuesday, and have the talent as well as momentum to go after it. Expect goals from either side of the pitch, with both teams under extreme pressure.