The Premier League is back for a mid-week run of fixtures, and we look to take the opportunity to try and sneak in a few winners tonight.
England Premier League
Chelsea to beat Leicester City @ 1.80 (Betfair) – 2.5 points
Chelsea are under a bit of pressure today as they don’t have 3 fit strikers to play the entire 90 minutes with Drogba most likely going to start and Costa coming off the bench if the team requires it. Chelsea know that a victory here today and one on the weekend, will seal of the title; but a victory tonight just almost kills it off.
Chelsea will look to their strong defensive effort on the weekend where they held out a 0-0 draw against an attacking Arsenal team, and will be looking to replicate a similar performance on the defensive end today at Leicester, especially since they are looking for goals as they scrap in the relegation dogfight. On the attacking front, Chelsea will need to show more quality considering their lack of form in front of goal in their last 3 games, with only 1 goal separating the sides in those 3 games.
Leicester City have been rejuvenated with 4 straight wins, and will feel like they will have the home crowd support to push them over the edge tonight. Things don’t come easier when the champions in waiting travel to you. Their defense will be under a lot of pressure to contain the Chelsea lineup, but more importantly Vardy, Nugent and Ulloa will need to be at their best in this matchup. Vardy is a slight doubt and the other 2 forwards will need to really step up their game, if they are to trouble Chelsea tonight.
Chelsea won this match up 2-0 at home last time around; when they scored late on in the 62nd minute; and I expect a similar sort of performance from Chelsea with a 1-0 or 2-0 victory likely to come their way.
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