Chelsea Looks To Keep Pace in English Premier League
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Last Updated: October 14th, 2016
Much to the delight of football fans across the world, league play returns following a long layoff due to World Cup qualifying.
In the English Premier League, one of this weekend's most intriguing match-ups will see Chelsea play host to the defending champions from Leicester City. Chelsea, as you can see from the odds listed above, is currently the heavy favourite to win.
Leicester City's success last season came at the expense of teams like Chelsea. While Leicester City thrived and roared over the course of the season, Chelsea languished, turning in one of their most miserable campaigns in decades. Chelsea will be looking to extract some measure of revenge this weekend when they play host to Leicester City, and Chelsea's intent will be to push the defending champions further down the table.
Here are where Chelsea and Leicester City currently stand in the table:
Chelsea, 4-1-2, 13 points
Leicester City, 2-2-3, 8 points
Leicester City has been absolutely terrible on the road so far this season, as they haven't managed to collect even a single point. Chelsea, on the other hand, has six points in their first three home games.
Both Leicester City and Chelsea have had their struggles as of late, with Chelsea going 1-0-2 in their last three contests and Leicester City having only won one match of their last four. This is a big contest for both sides, as both are in danger of slipping out of title contention with a loss on Saturday.
Leicester City's biggest problem on the road so far this year has been finding the net, as they have only managed to score three goals in their first three road contests.
Chelsea, on the other hand, has scored six goals in front of their home fans, which has been good for a total of six points.
Chelsea has Champions League aspirations this season, though they are in danger of falling too far off of the pace if they can't close out home contests in regular fashion.
With Leicester City's struggles on the road, I believe that Chelsea will be able to put away the defending champions at home on Saturday to keep pace with the likes of Tottenham and Man City in the table.
Prediction: Chelsea 2-0