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Chelsea vs Leicester City 13 January 2018: EPL Preview and Predictions

Soccer | Chelsea (3) Leicester (8)

Chelsea will be back in action this weekend as the Blues host Leicester City at Stamford Bridge. This is a game between the two last winners of the English Premier League and as a result, we should be able to witness a top quality game of football.

Leicester City might be losing Mahrez and if that happens, it could be a problem. This is a good side with good players and although it is unlikely they will ever win the title again, this is a still a team that can win games. Going forward there is enough talent in Vardy and Okazaki while the defenders are solid enough as well. Playing away from home at Chelsea will be a very hard task for the Foxes but they might just cause the Blues some problems.

On the other side of the coin, Chelsea are a side that will want to get an easy win from this game. Conte has a very talented side and although they are not playing as well as Manchester City, they should be good enough to get a win in this game. Hazzard is once again linked with a move away from West London and although nothing is confirmed, these distractions will need to be put aside if the Blues are to get a win.

With all that put together, it is hard not to pick Chelsea to win this game. Unfortunately we are not getting the right price to wager on Chelsea to win outright and as a result we should avoid that wager. The best bet in the over 2.5 goals. Both teams can score and with a shaky Chelsea defense, 3 goals seem like a given. Using the same thinking, both teams to score is also a bet which I like.

 

Pick:
Over 2.5 goals

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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