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Betting tips for Chelsea vs Leicester 13.01.2018

After missing the goalless draw in the first leg of the EFL Cup against the Gunners, the Blues return to league competition, receiving Leicester in Stamford Bridge, in the match of the 23rd round of the Premier League. Chelsea thrashed Stoke City in the final game of 2017 (5-0), snatching second place in the Premier League to Manchester United, but lost it again after drawing in the first London derby of 2018 against Arsenal (2 -2). On the weekend, the reigning Premier League champion did not lose to Norwich, having to play a replay in the FA Cup, conceding a goalless draw against his great rival from London last Wednesday.

Team Blue has been left out of the fight for the title with 45 points in 21 games, 14 less than Guardiola's Manchester City. In the first year of Antonio Conte on the bench, the team won its second Premier League in three years. Despite the good performance of the team last season, the Londoners kept the black tradition of the last two seasons, in which the champion starts the next season making a fool of himself.

The Blues did not have enough to lose the Community Shield precisely to the Gunners, but they fell at home to Burnley (2-3). However, the following day won at Wembley at Tottenham (1-2), with two goals from Spaniard Marcos Alonso, initiating an improvement confirmed with wins against Everton (2-0) and Leicester (1-2), at the league competition, and the Qarabag (6-0) in the debut in the Champions League. Victory in the Wanda Metropolitan (1-2) opened a streak of three punctures (0-1 against City, 2-1 in their visit to Crystal Palace, 3-3 against AS Roma), broken the following weekend with a huge comeback against Watford (4-2). Since then, the team won the next three games without conceding a single goal (0-1 at Bournemouth, 1-0 at home against Manchester United, and 0-4 against West Bromwich), before tying at Anfield (1- 1), suffer to win at Swansea (1-0, beat Newcastle (3-1), lose to West Ham (1-0), win in their visit to Huddersfield Town during the week (1-3), defeat the Southampton (1-0) and a goalless draw at Goodison Park (0-0) At Boxing Day, Chelsea beat Brighton 2-0 before closing a great 2017 with a little hand on Stamford Bridge the Potters.

premier-leagueThe Leicester occupies the 8th position in the Premier League, adding 30 points in 22 days, 12 of them after a streak of 4 victories that was broken by the Crystal Palace. The Foxes have been put in the hands of coach Claude Puel, former Southampton, after dismissing Craig Shakespeare 12 days ago. Interestingly, as happened with him when he replaced Ranieri, the interim coach Michael Appleton has achieved two victories in the two games he has led the team but this time, the leaders of the Premier League 15-16 have preferred to sign a technical contrasted, who knows the English league and whose style of play is diametrically opposed to that of his predecessors. Puel debuted with the Foxes with a victory against Everton 2-0.

Since they lost with Liverpool in the league (2-3), the Foxes had six undefeated games, draw in Bournemouth (0-0) and at home, against WBA (1-1), and win with Appleton on the bench, to Swansea in Wales (1-2) and to Leeds (3-1), in the eighth finals of the EFL Cup. Puel debuted with a victory against Everton (2-0), before tying in his visit to Stoke (2-2) and falling at home to the leader, Manchester City (0-2). The team then drew 1-1 at West Ham and won consecutively at Tottenham (2-1), Burnley (1-0), Newcastle (2-3) and Southampton (1-4). ), before being beaten by the Eagles. That defeat and the loss by injury of Vardy hurt in the days played at Christmas, in which Leicester added a draw and two losses before opening 2018 beating Huddersfield Town 3-0.

 

Chelsea vs Leicester    Prediction: X/1 5.50

Chelsea vs Leicester  betting tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.80

Chelsea vs Leicester   final score recommendations: 2-1 10.00