With a spot in the semi-final of this year’s FA Cup up for grabs this weekend, a high-flying Chelsea will make the trip to an empty King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Handing Liverpool their first Premier League title on Thursday night thanks to what was a stunning 2-1 win against Manchester City in the capital, Frank Lampard’s youngsters have really caught the eye either side of the enforced break.
On the flip side, with many feeling that Leicester were lucky to have snatched a point off of relegation scrappers Brighton in midweek, the Foxes find themselves in the midst of a mini blip.
Landing back-to-back draws since returning to action, Sunday’s hosts have won just two of their last nine matchups across all competitions and are now in a battle to secure an automatic route to next year’s Champions League.
You might be interested to know, along with the two sides playing out a 2-2 draw when they last faced off earlier in the season, Chelsea and Leicester have played out three stalemates on the bounce. Another draw at the final whistle can be found priced at 5/2 with William Hill.
Leicester’s King Power headache
Thankfully watching Kasper Schmeichel keep out Neal Maupay from 12 yards in midweek, many feel that Leicester were lucky to have snatched a point at the King Power.
Also marking their return from the enforced break watching Watford snatch the most dramatic of late equalizers in the capital, the Foxes appear to be running out of steam at the back end of the campaign.
With Chelsea cutting the third-place deficit to just a single point, Brendan Rodgers will undoubtedly be calling on his side to make some much-needed alterations on home soil.
Including a shock 2-1 defeat against Southampton prior to the break, the one-time Liverpool boss has remarkably seen his side win just a pair of their last eight Premier League contests at the King Power.
With Jamie Vardy failing to find the net in nine of the Foxes’ last 10 Premier League outings, Leicester have now failed to score in four of their past six top-flight appearances, as many as they had in their previous 26 games.
Saturday’s hosts can be found priced at 5/2 with Paddy Power to draw another blank on FA Cup duties this weekend.
The Pulisic Party
Handing Liverpool the Premier League title on Thursday night and extending their buffer in the Champions League spots, Frank Lampard’s side should find the mood in their camp at a real high.
Coming from behind and bagging two goals in the space of two minutes to grab a 2-1 win at Villa Park on their return to action, the former champions have now won their last four matchups on the bounce.
Already recruiting the likes of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, the former England midfielder will be hugely excited by Christian Pulisic’s eye-catching return from the enforced break.
Once again finding the net against Pep Guardiola’s side in midweek, and only denied a second by Kyle Walker’s stunning goal-line clearance, the 21-year-old has recorded back-to-back strikes since returning to action.
Gaining a long list of admirers since making the move from Borussia Dortmund last summer, the USA international can be found priced at 11/4 with Coral to extend on his tally at the King Power this weekend.
Elsewhere, bursting onto the scene prior to the break, Lampard could be tempted to hand teenage sensation Billy Gilmore a start at the heart of Chelsea’s midfield.