Frank Lampard will be hoping for a better result in his second Premier League game in charge of Chelsea after crashing to a humbling defeat in their opener at Old Trafford. Meanwhile, Leicester will be hoping to prove why they believe they can break into the top six. Sports betting site in Kenya 22Bet offers to take a look at the prediction for the match
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Chelsea endured a difficult start to the season at Old Trafford as they were hammered 4-0 by a speedy Manchester United performance. They could expect more counter-attacking woes when Leicester come to town as the Foxes also boast devastating pace in the attacking areas.
There were signs of improvement however for Lampard in the recent Super Cup fixture with Liverpool, as the Blues were hugely unfortunate not to have got the win. Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount both had goals disallowed on their way to a penalty shootout defeat. However, the manager certainly would have taken the performances of Kurt Zouma and N’golo Kante as positives.
The Foxes meanwhile were fortunate to have left the first game of the season with a point, as Wolves had a goal disallowed by VAR in the goalless draw.
They will need to be much better when they travel to Stamford Bridge, but their counter-attacking prowess means they are better placed to trouble a side like Chelsea over a Wolves side that was only too happy to play deep. Brendan Rodgers has admitted that his team are hoping for a top-six finish this season, and a win at Chelsea would prove that they have the credentials to do just that.
Head to Head: Chelsea and Leicester
Chelsea holds the clear advantage in the overall record having won on 56 occasions compared to Leicester’s 26. There have also been 32 draws between the sides. However, last season the Foxes registered a rare away win at Stamford Bridge, as they won 1-0. This was only the second time since 2000 that they have been victorious away from home against the Blues, and on Sunday they will be hoping for consecutive wins at Stamford Bridge for the first time since 1961.
Chelsea vs Leicester Prediction
Chelsea were made to look very foolish in their Premier League opener against Manchester United as they played a high-line and fell victim to the speed of the Red Devils attackers. If they play that same way against Leicester, they will be punished with the pace of Jamie Vardy. This should be a thrilling fixture, but Lampard would have learnt his lesson and Chelsea will edge this.
Tip: Chelsea to win at 1.69 with 22Bet. Make sure to use one of their betting bonuses when picking a potential winner.