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Chelsea vs Leicester Betting: Predictions & Tips For Premier League Fixture

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Chelsea vs Leicester Betting: Predictions & Tips For Premier League Fixture

Chelsea will be on a revenge mission when they lock horns with Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night - just three days after their FA Cup defeat.

The Foxes beat the Blues 1-0 at Wembley on Saturday as they lifted the famous trophy for the very first time in their history.

Brendan Rodgers' side will savour that dream-come-true moment, but their attention must quickly turn to getting over the line in terms of a Premier League top-four finish.

Leicester City beat Chelsea to win the FA Cup for the very first time in their history on Saturday
Leicester City beat Chelsea to win the FA Cup for the very first time in their history on Saturday
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Leicester are in an excellent position to secure Champions League football next season and currently occupy third-place ahead of the final two rounds of fixtures.

Chelsea, on the other hand, are housed just one place below Leicester in the standings, but the Blues face a big fight to finish in the top-four after last week's damaging 1-0 home defeat to Arsenal.

What's more, Thomas Tuchel's side are under increasing pressure from Liverpool, who are one point behind them in fifth place.

Chelsea vs Leicester City betting tips

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Chelsea are 3/4 to win, with Leicester City priced at 15/4 to come away with the victory. A draw is priced at 13/5.

Prediction: 0-1 10/1

Under 2.5 goals: 4/6

Just one of the last nine encounters between Chelsea and Leicester have produced more than two goals, with only 13 goals scored in total during that spell.

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Under 2.5 goals have been scored in 23 of Chelsea's 27 matches under Thomas Tuchel
Under 2.5 goals have been scored in 23 of Chelsea's 27 matches under Thomas Tuchel

And considering under 2.5 goals have been scored in 23 of Chelsea's 27 matches under their current boss, odds of 4/6 seem generous on no more than two being scored tonight.

It seems like a no-brainer, right?

Leicester City to win: 15/4

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A couple of weeks ago, the Blues looked set to celebrate the return of fans with an FA Cup trophy, a top-four place wrapped up, and an upcoming Champions League final to look forward to.

But with a top-four spot still not secured, there are now sure to be plenty of nerves among the Stamford Bridge crowd.

Leicester City are unbeaten in their last six Premier League games against Chelsea
Leicester City are unbeaten in their last six Premier League games against Chelsea

This match will feel like another cup final in terms of significance for the home team, with proceedings likely to follow a similar path to the tight and tense affair that took place at Wembley.

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But Leicester City are unbeaten in their last six Premier League games - two wins and four draws - against Chelsea.

And if Saturday's FA Cup final is anything to go by, then we think Leicester might continue their hot form and snatch all three points here.

To score first: Jamie Vardy 15/2

FA Cup winner Jamie Vardy will be on a high from lifting the FA Cup on Saturday.

The striker will want to end the season on a high having scored only twice since he recovered from groin surgery back in February.

Jamie Vardy has a point to prove having only netted twice since he recovered from a groin surgery back in February
Jamie Vardy has a point to prove having only netted twice since he recovered from a groin surgery back in February

Chasing Champions League football is number one on Leicester's current agenda and a win at Stamford Bridge will confirm their name in the hat for next season.

A big-time player like Vardy could very well be the difference.

Odds are correct at the time of publication and are, as always, subject to change.

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Chelsea vs Leicester City head-to-head results

Chelsea and Leicester City have met a total of 19 times in the Premier League with Chelsea coming out on top with the most victories.

Chelsea wins: 10

Leicester City wins: 4

Draws: 5

Last meeting: Leicester City 2-0 Chelsea (19/01/2021)

Chelsea team news

Chelsea have no fresh injury worries to contend with as Mateo Kovacic and Andreas Christensen battle to prove their fitness with the Champions League Final against Manchester City looming in Porto on May 29.

Tammy Abraham did not make the squad at all at Wembley, with Kai Havertz and Olivier Giroud preferred as alternatives to starting frontman Timo Werner.

Leicester City team news

Leicester managed to win Saturday's final despite Jonny Evans lasting just 30 minutes on his return from injury.

Brendan Rodgers confirmed on Monday that the experienced defender would not return from a heel injury at Stamford Bridge, while Roma loanee Cengiz Under is struggling with a hip issue.

James Justin and Harvey Barnes both remain sidelined, meanwhile.

Topics: Leicester City, Chelsea, Premier League

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