Chelsea will lock horns with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to pick up a win and further solidify their position at the top of the table. The Blues will be heading into the contest on the back of a disappointing 1-1 draw to Burnley, whereas the hosts recorded a similar 1-1 draw with Leeds United on November 7.
Thomas Tuchel will probably opt for the 3-4-3 formation; however, he is expected to make a couple of changes for the upcoming contest. Romelu Lukaku might get the nod over Kai Havertz in attack, whereas Mason Mount looks likely to make his way back into the starting eleven.
3-4-3 Chelsea Predicted Lineup Vs Leicester City
Eduardo Mendy is expected to start in between the sticks for the upcoming clash. The Senegalese shot-stopper will be hoping to put up a strong performance and secure a clean sheet on Saturday.
Thiago Silva is expected to start at the heart of Blues’ backline, whereas Antonio Rudiger will feature at the left centre-back spot. Cesar Azpilicueta will fulfil the right centre-back position.
However, their main objective will be to keep Jamie Vardy quiet throughout the ninety minutes.
Jorginho and N’Golo Kante might fulfil the holding midfield positions, with the former occupying a more central role. The pair would be looking to dominate the midfield proceedings.
Ben Chilwell will start at the left wing-back position, whereas Reece James will fill in on the other flank as the right wing-back. The duo would be expected to stretch Chelsea’s attacks in the opposition half.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek will have to settle for a place on the bench, but he could be brought on in the latter stages of the game if needed.
Mateo Kovacic could feature in the second-half as well.
Mason Mount and Hakim Ziyech will slot into the attacking midfield roles. The duo would be determined to set up some clear cut goal-scoring chances for the front-men.
In a recent Instagram post, Romelu Lukaku revealed that he is back in training in order to achieve match-fitness.
As a result, the Belgian striker is expected to lead the line for Chelsea this weekend. The 28-year-old will be hoping to find the back of the net when he faces off against the Norwich defence that has conceded eight goals in their last five league matches.
Ross Barkley might come on to make a cameo appearance in the second forty-five minutes.