That, of course, represents a disappointment and harkened back to an issue to have plagued Chelsea last season; the lack of a convincing goalscorer.
Romelu Lukaku was recently pictured back in training but will not be rushed back into action right away at this early stage though, luckily for Chelsea, Saturday’s opposition aren’t exactly in brilliant form defensively. Late decisions on both Mason Mount and Timo Werner are expected.
Only four of the bottom five have conceded more often than Brendan Rodgers’ team this season and, while the King Power can hardly be considered as a place opposition teams would want to visit, have rarely resembled the team who beat Chelsea in May’s FA Cup final since returning from the summer break.
Date, kick-off time and venue
The match is scheduled for a 12.30pm GMT kick-off on Saturday November 20 2021.
The King Power Stadium in Leicester will host.
Where to watch Leicester vs Chelsea
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the game through the BT Sport App.
LIVE coverage: Follow every kick with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog.
Leicester vs Chelsea team news
Chelsea team: Mendy, Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, James, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Havertz
Subs: Arrizabalaga, Alonso, Christensen, Pulisic, Werner, Loftus-Cheek, Barkley, Ziyech, Azpilicueta
Leicester team: Schmeichel, Amartey, Evans, Soyuncu, Castagne, Soumare, Ndidi, Albrighton, Lookman, Vardy, Barnes
Subs: Bertrand, Maddison, Ward, Iheanacho, Perez, Choudhury, Dewsbury-Hall, Vestergaard, Daka.
Leicester vs Chelsea prediction
While Chelsea did struggle to finish against Burnley, they had hit ten in their previous two Premier League outings prior to that and are facing off against a side who have kept a clean sheet since the opening day of the season.
Chelsea to win 2-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and result
Chelsea wins: 58
Leicester wins: 28