Chelsea vs Leicester City
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 22 December 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
Chelsea moved into League Cup semis after a narrow 1-0 victory over Bournemouth on Wednesday evening. Maurizio Sarri rested his key figures in the mid-week cup tie which caused the Blues to struggle to open it up in the final third against the Cherries.
The Italian manger then realized it’s important to make it to the last four in the competition as he introduced the likes of Pedro, Hazard and Luiz in the second half. It was team’s star man Eden Hazard who eventually made the difference netting the late goal which sent Chelsea through.
The Blues are hoping to complete a perfect week on Saturday afternoon when they host Leicester City at Stamford Bridge. They saw off Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 on the road last weekend to move three points off Arsenal in fifth and to stay eight shy of leaders Liverpool coming into this 18th round tie
We have to mention Eden Hazard’s fabulous form as he was the one who also inspired team’s 1-2 win at The AMEX on Sunday with a goal and an assist. Hazard delivered nine assists so far in the season, the most any player in top five European leagues has made so far in the season.
The Foxes struggled badly for goals of late. They failed to find the back of the net in consecutive league defeats to Tottenham and Crystal Palace. They did score in mid-week’s League Cup affair with Manchester City, but it was not enough to see them progress to the next round as the Citizens won the clash on penalties.
Source : leaguelane.com