Chelsea go into their penultimate game of the 2021/22 English Premier League season against a determined Leicester City.

Chelsea go into their penultimate game of the 2021/22 English Premier League season against a determined Leicester City.

The Blues are fortunate to play both of their final games at Stamford Bridge, the last one coming against Watford.

Thomas Tuchel’s side need just a point to guarantee that they will finish the season in 3rd place ahead of London rivals Arsenal.

They currently have 70 points, 22 more than 9th place Leicester who are seeking a third straight league win.

A 3-0 thumping of Leeds United ended a three-game winless run in the Premier League for Chelsea last week.

Chelsea stormed to a 3-0 win over Leicester at the King Power earlier this season, although their most recent league double over the Foxes came all the way back in 2016-17.

Who will come out on top this Thursday? Play here to make your predictions for the clash.

What time does Chelsea vs Leicester start?

The game kicks off at 10pm Kenyan time at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea vs Leicester team news

Timo Werner’s fresh hamstring injury sees him join Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi on the sidelines.

Kai Havertz and Matteo Kovacic are also not fully fit and will be assessed before kick-off.

Mason Mount will start in support of Hakim Ziyech and Romelu Lukaku up front.

For the visitors, Kasper Schmeichel is set to return to the starting XI after missing the last game.

Jamie Vardy is back and among the goals for the Foxes and will lead the attacking line, flanked by Harvey Barnes and James Maddison.

Chelsea vs Leicester head to head

The Blues have won 16 times out of the 29 games played between these two teams, while Leicester have come out on top 6 times.

The remaining 7 have resulted in a stalemate.

Chelsea vs Leicester current form

The hosts have only won once in their last 5 games, a run that has seen them lose twice. Meanwhile, the Foxes are on a two-game winning streak but have also lost twice in that run.

Chelsea vs Leicester prediction

Despite the 3 points not coming easy, Chelsea are expected to win on the night.

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