Leicester vs Chelsea

Posted on 13 Dec 2015 06:55 CET | Tip viewed: 356 times

Bookmaker: Pinnacle | Tipster: AnkY (Algeria)

Match date: 14 Dec 2015 | Sport: Football | Competition: England Premier League

Odds: 2.34 | Stake: 6/10 | Pick: 1 (0 AH) | Match result: 2-1 - Won

Biggest pleasant surprise in English Premier league in this season Leicester will host Chelsea in last match of 16th round. Leicester is in great shape, they managed to overcome Swansea in last round on the road 0:3. They suffered only one defeat in Premier league in this season and it was against Arsenal on the road 2:5. In last 8 rounds of Premier league Leicester celebrated six times and got two draws. Their second defeat in this campaign was against Hull City in 1/8 finals of Capital One Cup after penalties. Leicester is currently at 2nd position at the table with equal number of points and one match less than current leaders Manchester City. Since they returned into previous league in previous season they were defeated in both duel against Chelsea but Leicester must try to exploit opponents bad shape and advantage of home field to earn all three points and reclaim leading position. Leicester is playing really great attacking football in this season and they are beside Manchester City most effective team in league with 32 goals scored in previous 15 rounds. The Foxes will give their best to continue with great results and judging by their performances in this campaign they are for sure able to achieve positive outcome in this game. Defender Ritchie de Laet will miss this match due to and injury while defensive midfielder Matthew James is still unfit due to his long term injury.

Chelsea on the other hand is also surprise but unpleasant, they are currently at 15th position at the table, only two points above relegation zone and they seems more like a team which is struggling to keep their Premier league status than a team which defending the title. Chelsea achieved only four victories in Premier league so far, got three draws and suffered 8 defeats, in previous season they suffered only three defeats in 38 rounds and I believe that tells enough about Chelsea's shape. In Champions league Chelsea managed to reach knockout stage as 1st placed team in group G but their group wasn't very strong and it would be embarrassing that they didn't overcome teams such as Macabi Tel Aviv and Dynamo Kiev. They were also eliminated from Capital One Cup in 1/8 finals by Stoke City. Chelsea is now in total opposite shape than Leicester and it seems like these two sides just switched their roles, previous season Leicester ended at 14th position at the table, while Chelsea won the title and now Leicester will reclaim 1st position in case of victory while Chelsea is at 15th place. Chelsea for sure won't be able to defend their title, even if they win in every match until the end of this campaign they can't recoup negative results, but they must improve their performances, or they will really end up in relegation zone. Chelsea have great players and their team is more than capable to achieve good results but they must try to find their form and consistency in their play. Only forward Radamel Falcao is in doubt for this match due to his fitness problems.

Leicester is playing great football in this season and they seems very confident, in previous round they achieved convincing victory over Swansea and additionally boosted their morale before this very important match, while Chelsea coming here after victory in last round of Champions league group stage, but in previous round of Premier league they were defeated by Bournemouth, they are in bad shape and if they must show much more than so far to achieve positive outcome against great Leicester, I expect great football and I believe that Leicester is closer to a victory here.

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