19 November 2021, 12:10 | 28 August 2021, 13:29
The English Premier League returns this weekend with the clash between the Foxes and the Blues taking center stage at lunchtime on Saturday. Picking up right where we left off, before the World Cup Qualifying round of fixtures, the Egyptian King, Mohamed Salah retains the crown as the Premier League’s top scorer with a haul of 10 goals. Salah shares the spotlight with another, a devil, in the shape of Paul Pogba, from the red side of Manchester at the top of the assists list, with 7 apiece. Colored in two shades of blue, Chelsea’s Mendy and City’s Ederson are neck-and-neck with the highest number of clean sheets in the Premier League, 6. Chelsea remains at the top of the table while Norwich sits at the other end. Leicester City vs. Chelsea F.C. kicks off at 13:30 (GMT+1) on November 20, at the King Power Stadium.
Preview Leicester City Premier League, Nov 20, 2021
Preview Leicester City slipped one spot down the table, from 11th to 12th place, following the 1-1 draw against Leeds United right before the international break. An exquisite free-kick from Raphinha (26') put Leeds in front before an equally remarkable goal from Harvey Barnes (28') restored parity at Elland Road. The draw left Brendan Rodgers’ side with the Premier League form: DWWLD, and 15 points after 4W, 3D, & 4L. Brendan Rodgers is being tipped for the managerial role at Manchester United, with several reports suggesting he remains the ideal candidate to replace an underperforming Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the helm. However, Rodgers will have his work cut out for him on Saturday as he looks to reverse the ugly trend which has seen the Foxes slip further down the table. Known to change shape depending on the strength of the opposition, Rodgers could go with the 3—5—2 formation, or its variant, the 3—4—1—2, with the duo consisting of Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy in attack. Youri Tielemans (calf injury) joined the lot on the treatment table and remains doubtful for this fixture against the Blues.
Preview Chelsea Premier League, Nov 20, 2021
Preview Chelsea picked up a 1-1 draw against Burnley on Matchweek 11. A fantastic header from Kai Havertz (33') had the Blues in the lead until Vydra (79') restored parity at Stamford Bridge with eleven minutes left on the clock. The draw cut Chelsea’s lead at the top to three points ahead of second-placed Manchester City. With a total of 26 points after 8W, 2D, & 1L, Thomas Tuchel will be aiming for the kill on Saturday to see the blue patch of unbeaten run in five games extended: WWWWD. A 3—4—1—2 formation with Kai Havertz and Hudson-Odoi in attack is anticipated for this game against Leicester City. Romelu Lukaku was pictured back in training alongside Marcos Alonso during the week in preparation ahead of Saturday’s game. Both players could make an appearance before the end of the game.