Chelsea - Leicester City
Possible starting line ups:
Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Christensen, Emerson; Kovacic, Jorginho, Kante; Pedro, Giroud, Pulisic
Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Tielemans, Ndidi, Maddison; Barnes, Vardy, Albrighton
I expect Leicester City to remain unbeaten in this match. There are four main reasons for my pick. Here are they:
1. Chelsea had a bad start of the season. Last weekend they suffered a 4:0 defeat from Manchester United at Old Trafford. The disappointment continued on Wednesday when Chelsea lost UEFA Super Cup final from Liverpool. The atmosphere in the squad is poor, while the players confidence is questionable after the opening two failures.
2. Chelsea players are tired, both physically and mentally. They played 120 minutes on Wednesday, losing 7:6 on penalties.
3. Leicester City played out a goalless draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers at the King Power Stadium. Brendan Rodgers side were dominated on that match with more than 70% ball possession but failed to win because of a VAR decision that went against Leander Dendoncker.
4. The Foxes are unbeaten on the last three mutual games with Chelsea in the Premier League. Just to mention, two of them were played at Stamford Bridge. Look the results:
12.05.2019. Leicester - Chelsea 0:0
22.12.2018. Chelsea - Leicester 0:1
13.01.2018. Chelsea - Leicester 0:0
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 18.08. 17:30h