Chelsea vs Leicester City 08/23/2014 Free English Premier League Pick and Preview
Chelsea (1-0-0) Leicester City (0-1-0)
Saturday 23rd August 2014 15:00(GMT)
The Line: Chelsea 2/9 Draw 11/2 Leicester City 12/1 See the Latest Odds
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With some terrific football Chelsea blew away one of the promoted sides Burnley on Monday night football, Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa showed their worth immediately and Andre Schurrle continued his terrific World Cup form. This is Mourhinos team built in his mind and put together through Abramovichs money. On paper Chelsea are scary good and on Monday night they looked sublime at times but there are some chinks in the armour and we will see if they cab work out th he links over the season. One thing so for certain the Chelsea midfield is going to be exhilarating to watch with Hazard, Fabregas, Magic, Willian and Oscar.
Leicester City twice came from behind last weekend against a good Everton team. A good sign for a promoted team that they are up for the battle that is going to be the Premier League season. Nigel Pearson will be looking to both of his goalscorers from last weekend Wood and Ulloa to keep Leicester City up. Leicesters success this season will not be based on whether they can win in Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City but it will be interesting to see if they can frustrate these title challengers there is some good experience in the City backline with Matt Upson, Konchesky and some youth in the form of De laet and Schmeichel. Can they stand firm against the Chelsea superstars?
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Tough game to handicap here Chelsea are far too short and the handicap looks about right. The overs is the only thing that stands out as some value. Chelsea look likely to score at least three here and I am taking the overs. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo