Chelsea will face off against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon as they try to collect maximum points on the road in the Premier League. The Blues managed to secure an impressive 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in midweek which will keep them in high spirits ahead of this game.
Graham Potter will opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation and could make a couple of tweaks to his first XI for this game. Both Denis Zakaria and Trevoh Chalobah are expected to play from the start in this clash away from home.
4-2-3-1 Chelsea Predicted Lineup To Face Leicester City
Kepa Arrizabalaga will function in between the sticks for the Blues after securing a clean sheet in his last outing. Benoit Badiashile will function alongside Wesley Fofana at the centre of Chelsea’s backline as they look to keep things solid at the back during the 90 minutes.
Trevoh Chalobah could get a chance to impress as the right-back while Ben Chilwell hopes to catch the eye on the other side as the left-back. Both of them will have to defend their lines well and try to create some decent chances from the wide areas.
Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta will be sidelined for this game. However, Kalidou Koulibaly will be available for selection on the bench as he offers cover for the defensive positions.
Enzo Fernandez and Denis Zakaria will anchor the midfield for the West London club as they look to win the 50-50 battles at the centre of the park.
The gifted trio of Mykhailo Mudryk, Joao Felix and Raheem Sterling will play just ahead of them as part of Potter’s attack. Sterling managed to net the opening goal for Chelsea in their 2-0 win over Dortmund, so his confidence will be quite high ahead of this Premier League contest at the King Power.
Mateo Kovacic will be named on the bench as he waits for his chance to make an impact in the second 45 minutes if needed.
Kai Havertz will lead the line for Chelsea in the final third. The German forward got his name on the scoresheet in midweek and would fancy his chances of netting another goal for Chelsea this weekend.
Christian Pulisic will have to settle for a spot on the bench and might come on to influence the game in the latter stages if the Blues are in need of a goal by then.