Leicester City v Chelsea team news & stats

Date published: Friday 11th December 2015 2:15

Leicester City: Have lost last seven Premier League games against Chelsea

Leicester City may have to beat Chelsea for the first time in seven Premier League games on Monday if they are to remain top of the table.

Team news

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri could name an unchanged team against his former club, although Nathan Dyer is available again after being ineligible to face his parent club Swansea last weekend. Ritchie de Laet (ankle) and Matty James (knee) are still out.

Chelsea have a fully-fit squad to pick from after John Terry and Ramires returned from injury in Wednesday night’s Champions League win over Porto. Radamel Falcao could be on the bench.

Kick-off at the King Power Stadium on Monday is at 8pm.

Opta stats

  • Chelsea have won their last six Premier League meetings with Leicester City.
  • However, since losing to Chelsea in April, Leicester have lost just one of their last 19 Premier League matches (W12 D6 L1).
  • The Foxes have won seven and lost just one of their last 10 Premier League home games.
  • Jose Mourinho’s side have won just one of their last eight Premier League away games (W1 D2 L5).
  • Chelsea have failed to score in their last two Premier League away games – they haven’t gone three on the road without scoring since April 2002.
  • This is Chelsea’s worst start to a Premier League season (15 points from 15 games) since 1993-94 when they had 13 points after 15 matches.
  • No side have allowed their opponents more shots on target from inside the box this season than Chelsea (57).
  • Leicester have recovered 10 points from losing positions this season, more than any other team in the Premier League.
  • Jamie Vardy has scored or assisted in 13 consecutive Premier League games, beating Stan Collymore’s run of 12 set between March and August 1995.
  • N’Golo Kante has made more interceptions than any other Premier League player this season (64).


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