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Chelsea vs Leicester Preview & Tips - Blues to bounce back after FA Cup disappointment

By Leigh Copson
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  • Chelsea vs Leicester predictions for Thursday’s Premier League match
  • The fixture is being played at Stamford Bridge (20:00 BST)
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Chelsea have seen BTTS in 2 of their last 3 home matches (Getty Images)
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Chelsea vs Leicester Preview

Chelsea will want to bounce back from their FA Cup defeat and secure third spot in the Premier League. They can defeat a Leicester side that struggles on the road and BTTS is likely at Stamford Bridge. 
  • Chelsea vs Leicester Preview
  • Head-to-Head
  • Chelsea Form
  • Chelsea Injuries
  • Leicester Form
  • Leicester Injuries
  • Chelsea vs Leicester FAQ

  • Chelsea have seen BTTS in 2 of their last 3 home matches (Premier League)
  • Chelsea have won their last 2 matches against Leicester (Premier League)
  • Leicester have lost 12 of their last 18 away matches (all competitions)
  • Leicester have seen BTTS in their last 5 away matches (Premier League) 


Chelsea have a 59-28 advantage against Leicester in 131 meetings with 34 draws. 

Chelsea Form

Chelsea lost the FA Cup final on Saturday on penalties after a 0-0 draw with Liverpool. The Blues had ten shots and Marcos Alonso hit the crossbar before they lost 6-5 on penalties.

Thomas Tuchel’s side previously beat Leeds away (3-0) and drew (2-2) with Wolves in the Premier League. Chelsea are in third place in the table and they would cement this spot with a win over Leicester.

Chelsea Injuries

Striker Timo Werner, midfielder Kai Havertz and defenders Thiago Silva and Andreas Christensen are doubtful.

Midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi and defender Ben Chilwell are out. 

Leicester Form

Leicester thrashed Watford 5-1 on Sunday to end their five-match winless run away in the Premier League. The Foxes had lost three of their previous five away at Tottenham (3-1), Newcastle (2-1) and Arsenal (2-0).

Leicester took their chances at Watford, scoring with five of their seven shots on target. Jamies Vardy and Harvey Barnes both scored two and James Maddison was also on the scoresheet.

The win lifted Brendan Rodgers’ side into the top half of the Premier League table. They are in ninth place, but cannot reach the European places.

Leicester Injuries

Midfielders Hamza Choudhury, Nampalys Mendy and Youri Tielemans and forward Ricardo Pereira are doubtful.

Defender Ryan Bertrand and midfielder Wilfred Ndidi are out. 

Chelsea vs Leicester FAQ

What time does Chelsea vs Leicester Start?

The match starts at 20:00 GMT on Thursday, May 19



Chelsea will present a tougher challenge for Leicester and the Blues are likely to be on top at Stamford Bridge. Both sides create chances and a home win with BTTS is predicted.

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Chelsea v Leicester

19 May 2022