Having lost the FA Cup final last week, Chelsea welcome Leicester City to Stamford Bridge for their Premier League 2021-22 matchday 37 fixture on Friday, May 20. The EPL match kicks off at 12:30 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Chelsea vs Leicester City Premier League 2021-22 standings
Heading into their penultimate fixture of the season, Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea sit third on the EPL table with 70 points from 36 matches. A win on Friday guarantees the Blues a third placed finish this season irrespective of the results on the final matchday this weekend. Having lost two Cup finals this season, Chelsea will be eager to end the season on a high.
The Brendan Rodgers coached Leicester City meanwhile, are ninth in the table with 48 points from 36 matches. The Foxes have no hopes of making the cut for next year’s UEFA Europa Conference League by finishing seventh but do have the opportunity to leapfrog Wolves to eighth if they perform well in their final two matches of the season. Wolves have a three-point lead but have played a game more than Leicester.
Southampton vs Liverpool Premier League 2021-22 odds
- Dafabet: Chelsea 1.41, Leicester City 8.64, Draw 4.77
- Bet365: Chelsea 1.36, Leicester City 9.00, Draw 4.75
- 10Cric: Chelsea 1.39, Leicester City 7.34, Draw 5.07
- Parimatch: Chelsea 1.38, Leicester City 8.70, Draw 5.00
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Chelsea vs Leicester City head-to-head
Chelsea and Leicester have locked horns against each other on 121 occasions in the past. Chelsea have won 59 while Leicester came out on top 28 times. A total of 34 matches ended in draws.
Chelsea’s dominance is even more apparent in the Premier League, with the Blues having lost just six and won 16, including a 3-0 rout in the reverse fixture this season.
Leicester’s last win against Chelsea was at the FA Cup final last year.
Chelsea vs Leicester City Premier League 2021-22 top picks and players to watch
Chelsea:With 13 goals and 16 assists already this season in the Premier League, Mason Mount has been Chelsea’s biggest attacking threat in the Premier League this season. The young Englishman’s contributions will be crucial against Leicester again on Friday..
Leicester City: The all-English combination of Jamie Vardy (14 goals in 23 matches) and James Maddison (10 goals in 33 matches) have been the Foxes’ standout players this season and Rodgers will look to his star men to perform against Chelsea yet again.
Chelsea vs Leicester City Premier League 2021-22 prediction
Though Leicester City are no pushovers, Chelsea have the better squad overall on paper and every indicator from past records to recent form lean heavily in favour of Thomas Tuchel’s men. Chelsea, hence, will be heavy favourites to win Friday’s fixture and finish third in the Premier League this season.