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Sport Chelsea predicted XI: Leicester City (H)

18:41  12 january  2018
18:41  12 january  2018 Source:   readsport.co

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Chelsea will look to bounce back from their UEFA Champions League exit this weekend as they take on Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. Here’s how we predict Chelsea will line up at the King Power Stadium on Sunday in a 3-4-3 formation.

Leicester City will welcome back Jamie Vardy. The striker missed the last two games because of a groin injury, but is fit to face the Premier League champions. However, Wes Morgan and Danny Simpson are ruled out of the game with hamstring problems. Predicted Chelsea XI (3-5-2).

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It’s back to Premier League action for Chelsea this weekend as Leicester City travel to Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are unbeaten in their last six Premier League games and will be leapfrog Manchester United into second place, even if it is momentarily.

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has some decisions to make this weekend after naming a strong squad to face Arsenal in the first leg of their Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.

Here’s how we think the Blues could line up.

Everton target Vardy denies transfer talk .
Leicester City forward and rumoured Everton target Jamie Vardy has cleared speculation surrounding his future with the Foxes, stating that he is fully concentrated at Leicester City, according to a piece by foxesofleicester. Vardy, 31, has been in fine form this season, finding the back of the net on 10 occasions in his 23 appearances for the Foxes so far, fuelling rumours of a move away this month. The English international has been linked with the Toffees, along with Chelsea and Manchester United, however, the striker has rubbished talks of an exit this month when talking to the media ahead of Leicester’s FA Cup game against Peterborough this weekend. “Who have I been linked with today? Chelsea, they’ve been linked with everybody haven’t they? You just have to take things like this with a pinch of salt, it’s just rumours. Usually it all gets started by someone throwing a few quid on it at the bookies. I’m a Leicester player and I’m just concentrating on Leicester until the club tell me otherwise.” Vardy has made himself a Foxes legend since joining from Fleetwood back in 2012, scoring 24 goals in Leicester’s remarkable Premier League title-winning season, and looks set to remain a Leicester City player for the rest of the season at least.

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