Paul Merson states his prediction for Chelsea v Leicester

Paul Merson states his prediction for Chelsea v Leicester

Manager Claude Puel chose to rest some of his more important players for last weekend's FA Cup stalemate against Fleetwood Town, most likely with one eye on their visit to the Bridge.

The Blues have faced Arsenal twice in recent weeks, drawing 2-2 in the Premier League last week and 0-0 in the League Cup on Wednesday, while they were also held to a goalless draw by Norwich City in the FA Cup last weekend.

Read on for a preview of Saturday's Stamford Bridge showdown, complete with the latest team news and essential live-stream information.

Claude Puel's Leicester City travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon to do battle with reigning Premier League champions Chelsea.

"I think it is a good thing to have some players like that with speculation in the transfer window", said Puel. But, Conte is expected to continue with the 25-year-old player in this match. "They play at home and they have a lot of solutions to play with a number of quality players".

Paul Merson states his prediction for Chelsea v Leicester
Paul Merson states his prediction for Chelsea v Leicester

Leicester City team news: Leicester had themselves a festive rough period with four losses in five games in the second half of December dropping them back a bit in the table. It is not possible to stop him because he can not play in just the same position.

Leicester City has a dismal away form against the so called "big six" (W0 D3 L9) and will need to overcome that to take all three points home on Saturday. "He is a young player who arrives in a good team where there is competition and he needs to keep working and improve".

Leicester's £27m midfielder Adrien Silva may still have to wait for his first Premier League start, despite finally being available.

"Of course now he has more consistency in his game but always he is fantastic in his play and has the ability and capacity to make good penetration and give good assists".

In fact in front of their own fans Roy Hodgson's men have won just one of their last four, and although the likes of star names Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke are fit to play, key midfielders Andros Townsend and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are major doubts while the Palace boss has a long list of injuries in defence with all of Joel Ward, Scott Dann, Mamadou Sakho, and Jeffrey Schlupp all ruled out. We can see their squad and they have two or three players for each position.


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