Chelsea v Leicester City team news & stats

Date published: Saturday 14th May 2016 2:32

Chelsea have won just five Premier League home games this season going into Sunday’s season finale against Leicester City at Stamford Bridge.

Team news

Chelsea captain John Terry is suspended for what could be his Stamford Bridge farewell, though he could yet stay at the club for another season after it was confirmed he has been offered a new contract.

Thibaut Courtois has recovered from illness so could displace Asmir Begovic in goal, while defender Branislav Ivanovic (groin) has returned to light training so could come into contention.

Diego Costa (hamstring) is out, as are fellow striker Loic Remy (groin) and defender Kurt Zouma (knee).

Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater is available after suspension for the champions, but Robert Huth serves the final game of his three-game ban against his former club.

Top scorer Jamie Vardy is expected to play despite suffering cramp in his hamstrings against Everton last Saturday.

Opta stats

  • Chelsea had won six straight league games against Leicester City before the Foxes’ 2-1 win back in December.
  • However, Chelsea have won just five Premier League games at home this season, against the bottom four and Arsenal.
  • The Blues have gone 11 Premier League matches at Stamford Bridge without a clean sheet.
  • Chelsea have played at home on the final day more than any other team in Premier League history (15 times W11 D2 L2).
  • Leicester, meanwhile, have lost only two of their last 21 Premier League away games (W13 D6 L2).
  • The Foxes will end the season with the most points away from home in the Premier League this season (38 currently).
  • The Foxes have played seven away matches on the final day of a Premier League campaign, winning just one (W1 D1 L5).
  • Leicester have equalled the record for penalties won in a single Premier League season (13), set by Crystal Palace in 2004-05.
  • Claudio Ranieri can register his 100th Premier League win in this game (W99 D48 L36), thus becoming the 18th manager to hit that milestone in the competition.
  • If Wes Morgan plays the full 90 minutes in this game he’ll become only the third outfield player to play every minute of a Premier League title-winning season (after Gary Pallister in 92-93 and John Terry in 14-15).

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