Leicester City will travel to London to take on Chelsea in the English Premier League. The Foxes are on a two-match winning streak and will be high on confidence after scoring eight goals in the last two games. The Blues, on the other hand, have guaranteed a UEFA Champions League spot but suffered an FA Cup final loss against Liverpool. Both teams meet for the second time this season, with Chelsea having won the previous fixture by a scoreline of 3-0.
After defeating Leeds United 3-0 in the previous round, the home team won their 20th game of the season. The Blues have won six games and drawn the remaining ten. Thomas Tuchel’s team has scored the third-most goals in the league. With an xG rate of 64.50, they have scored 73 times past the opponent keeper. In return, they’ve given up 31 goals at an xGA rate of 33.56.
Chelsea have tried 525 shots, averaging 13.4 attempts per 90 minutes. So far, they’ve hit the target 193 times. A total of 327 shots from inside the opponent’s penalty box have been tried, with 143 of them hitting the target. This season, the Blues have been the third-best club in terms of shot attempts. By looking at the above viz, we can see all the shots attempted from open play by Chelsea. We can observe that the wide attacking players and the full-backs have tried quite a few shots from the wider sides. They have the ability to trouble the opposition goalkeeper and score goals.
Timo Werner, Mateo Kovacic, and Kai Havertz are all injured, which causes Thomas Tuchel some concern. Andreas Christensen is also anticipated to be absent from the game. Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell are out for the remainder of the season. N’Golo Kante, Cesar Azpilicueta and Hakim Ziyech will be expected to start this match.
After a poor start to the season, Leicester City are finishing the season on a high. They have won 13, drawn nine, and lost 14 games this season. Brendan Rodgers’ men have scored and conceded 57 times. They have an xG rate of 47.67, and the second-worst xGA rate of 70.48.
Leicester City players have attempted 408 shots and have managed to hit the target 153 times. They average around 10.5 shots per 90 minutes and 3.93 shots on target per 90 minutes. The Foxes have attempted 240 shots from inside the opposition’s penalty box, with 105 of them being on target. Jamie Vardy and James Maddison scored goals in their previous match, and these two are the leading goalscorers in the team. The Foxes have scored most of their goals from quite a similar position. They have worked the ball into the opposition’s penalty box and scored goals from the centre of the goal.
Kasper Schmeichel is anticipated to return to the starting lineup after being rested in the previous match. This encounter will be missed by Nampalys Mendy, Wilfred Ndidi, Ryan Bertrand, Ricardo Pereira, and Hamza Choudhury. Marc Albrighton and Ademola Lookman will be expecting to start this match.
Chelsea will have the home advantage when they take on the Foxes in their second-last fixture of the season. The Blues will look to keep aside their FA Cup loss and focus on ending the league in the third position. Leicester City, on the other hand, have nothing to play for and will look to take advantage of Chelsea’s loss in the FA Cup final.