Chelsea v Leicester City

Chelsea v Leicester City

Following their 3-0 victory against Leicester earlier this season, Chelsea are looking to complete their first league double over the Foxes since 2016-17, when they won 3-0 home and away en route to winning the title.

Leicester have won just one of their last nine Premier League away games against Chelsea (D3 L5), with the Foxes scoring just five goals in these visits and never more than once in a game.

Leicester haven’t won their final away game in any of their last 13 Premier League campaigns (D3 L10), since a 4-2 win at Blackburn in 1996-97. Indeed, the Foxes have lost each of their last five such games, including a 2-1 loss at Chelsea last season.

Leicester have lost five of their last seven Premier League games in London, with the exceptions being a 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace and a 2-1 win at Brentford this season. The Foxes had only lost one of their previous 10 visits to the capital before this run (W5 D4).

Chelsea have picked up just one win in their last four Premier League home games (D1 L2). The Blues have conceded 10 goals in these four games, as many as they had in their previous 13 at Stamford Bridge.

Leicester have scored eight goals in their last two Premier League games (3-0 v Norwich, 5-1 v Watford), one more than they had in their previous seven games combined. The Foxes are looking to score 3+ goals in three consecutive Premier League games for the fourth time, previously doing so in March 1997, March 2017 and September 2020.

Mason Mount has both scored and assisted in six different Premier League games this season, the most any Chelsea player has done so in a single campaign. Only two English players have ever scored and assisted in seven different games within a Premier League season – Alan Shearer in 1994-95 and Harry Kane in 2020-21.

Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku has scored three goals in his last two Premier League appearances, having netted just two in 20 before this. The Belgian is looking to score in three consecutive Premier League games for the first time since a run of four in September 2017 with Manchester United.

Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has scored six goals in his last six Premier League starts, netting a brace in each of his last two. He’s two goals away from becoming the first player to score 100 Premier League goals while over the age of 30.

Harvey Barnes has assisted more Premier League goals for Leicester this season than any other player (9), and he could become just the fourth different player to register double figures in a single campaign for the Foxes after Steve Guppy (1997-98 and 1998-99), Muzzy Izzet (2003-04) and Riyad Mahrez (2015-16 and 2017-18).

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