Chelsea are impossible to oppose as they close in on the title
It’s more than 50 years since Leicester City last won five in a row in the top flight and standing in between the current squad and a place in the record books are champions-elect Chelsea.
The Blues have beaten the Foxes in their last five meetings and are 4/6 to take a giant step towards their first title in five years by winning at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has angrily denied speculation that he’ll field a weakened side against Jose Mourinho’s team. City have a vital clash with relegation rivals Newcastle United at the weekend and there must be a temptation to rest a few with that game in hand. Pearson could be without some of his key attacking players in any case against Chelsea as experienced striker David Nugent is struggling and wing-back Jeffrey Schlupp is also a doubt. Jamie Vardy, Leicester’s match-winner at Burnley on Saturday, also has a knock so Chelsea’s much-heralded defence could have an easier night than anticipated in the Midlands.
The Londoners aren’t exactly thrilling the crowds at the moment but are going about their business in a calm and professional manner and Leicester aren’t prolific scorers at home – the last six matches at the King Power have only produced a total of only eight goals. Chelsea will play their customary waiting game so backing under 2.5 in our Totals market at 5/6 looks a logical thing to do but the visitors will make opportunities and will probably take at least one, even though Diego Costa still isn’t match-fit so they will be relying on Didier Drogba again in the lone striker’s role.
Leicester to score 0 goals is 6/5 with Chelsea to win by one goal in the Winning Margins priced up at 49/20.
The match kicks off at 7.45pm on Wednesday, April 29 at the King Power Stadium.