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Leicester vs Chelsea Prediction & Betting tips
Does Chelsea FC play the next and last chance to win a title within a few days? Four days after the end of the Champions League at Barcelona, the Blues have to reach Leicester City and play their part in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. In terms of betting odds, the English champions are favorites in this encounter, but if you look at Chelsea’s recent away record, then there can only be one winner in that game, Leicester City. The former champion was also able to convince at home. But even here, a closer look is worthwhile.
Leicester City is the prime example of a well-balanced team this season. For in the Premier League, the Foxes come to ten wins, draws and defeats with a nearly balanced goal ratio of 45:43. At the moment this is only enough for eighth in the table. Assuming that in the end, quite likely, seventh place qualifies for participation in the Europa League qualification, Leicester has not yet written off the international business in the coming season. Burnley in seventh place is only three points away. By the way, who says Leicester can not win the FA Cup? Given that the next opponent is Chelsea and with Tottenham and Manchester United still two more heavyweights in the race, Leicester but might not put all their hopes on qualifying for the FA Cup win for the Europa League.
With Fleetwood Town and Peterborough United from League One and Sheffield United from the Championship Leicester had in the course of the tournament only unterklassige opponents against which the foxes did some hard. Third-tier Fleetwood Town were beaten by Leicester in the replay, with Sheffield United scoring a 1-0 win at home. Speaking of home: Leicester City has been unbeaten in eight domestic games at home in King Power Stadium. In addition to Manchester United, there were no opponents in these eight games, against which Leicester must lose at home. In the Premier League Leicester played at home three times in a row 1-1 – against Swansea City, Stoke City and Bournemouth.
Played well, but in the end, too early to get the first goal and then just lost significantly. The appearance of Chelsea FC in the second leg of the second round at FC Barcelona began very bad. Already after three minutes, Lionel Messi netted for the first time from an acute angle and tunnelled a Thibault Courtois, which was not quite happy this Wednesday. After just over an hour, another shot from Messi through the braces of the Belgian to the final score 0: 3. Chelsea played significantly better than the result reflects. There are even quite a few who say that the English champions deserved to have progressed after the first and second leg. Alone at home on the Stamford Bridge Chelsea had one with two aluminum hits on the one hand bad luck, on the other hand used Barcelona the only mistake of the Blues and met with the only real chance to 1-1 final score. Also at Camp Nou Chelsea met the post just before the half-time whistle and had in the end even a chance plus of 13: 8. But the result alone is crucial in football.
So Chelsea must also say goodbye to the Champions League, after the blues from the title race are long gone. Already in the first competitive game of the season, the English champions had to accept a setback and missed the title in the Community Shield by a defeat against Arsenal on penalties. The FA Cup is thus the only way to get hold of something else for the club showcase this season. But Chelsea have to win at Leicester and have won away the Blues last January. The last five competitive games on the opponent’s place Chelsea has lost all! That’s why the English champions are threatening to miss the Champions League in the coming season. In the Premier League, Chelsea are currently only in fifth place, four points behind Liverpool.
Leicester vs Chelsea head to head matches
13.01.18 PL Chelsea Leicester 0 : 0
09.09.17 PL Leicester Chelsea 1 : 2
14.01.17 PL Leicester Chelsea 0 : 3
15.10.16 PL Chelsea Leicester 3 : 0
20.09.16 CC Leicester Chelsea 2 : 4 (2 : 2)