Leicester vs Chelsea LIVE: Stream, TV channel, team news as Mount and Hudson-Odoi START clash – latest updates

CHELSEA are back in Premier League action this afternoon as they take on Leicester at the King Power stadium.

The Blues will be hoping to maintain their spot at the summit of the table but know the Foxes always represent a tricky task, especially at home.

  • Start time: 12.30pm GMT
  • TV/Live stream: BT Sport 1
  • Leicester XI: To follow
  • Chelsea XI: Mendy, Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, James, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell, Mount, Havertz, Hudson-Odoi

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When is Leicester vs Chelsea?

  • This Premier League clash is the early offering on Saturday, November 20.
  • Kick-off is at 12.30pm GMT.
  • When the sides met here last, the Foxes ran out 2-0 winners in January thanks to goals from Wilfried Ndidi and James Maddison.
  • You can follow all the action right here with our SunSport live blog from 11am.

Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?

You can catch this game live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.

Coverage will start at 11.30am.

If you're a BT Sport customer, download the official app to stream on your mobile, tablet, PC or console.

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  • Nyle Smith

    HEAD-TO-HEAD

    In regards to the Premier League head-to-head statistics between the Foxes and the Blues, Chelsea have been by far superior winning 50% of their games played and scoring 52 goals in the process.

    However in the last 5 league meetings, three of those matches have been draws leaving the other two a win a piece so Leicester are still in with a shout.

  • Nyle Smith

    CHELSEA RECENT RESULTS

    No Romelu Lukaku or Timo Werner, no problem for Thomas Tuchel’s men.

    Putting aside the 1-1 draw with Burnley before the international break, Chelsea have won their last seven games across all competitions.

    In that time the Blues have only conceded one goal and netted 20 strikes in the process not counting the penalty shoot-out Carabao Cup round of 16 win over Aston Villa.

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    Credit: FcTables.com
  • Nyle Smith

    CHELSEA INJURY PROBLEMS

    Things are beginning to look a little better in the treatment room for the West London outfit but there are still some key members of the team who cannot seem to shake off their injuries.

    Chelsea fans brace yourselves because Despite Romelu Lukaku completing agility drills and some on the ball routines in training this week, the Belgian marksman is yet to join up with the squad which means he cannot feature against Leicester this afternoon.

    The other absentee is Croatian midfielder, Mateo Kovacic who has been suffering with a hamstring problem he sustained at the end of October.

    Speaking on the crisis in his pre-match press conference, the Chelsea gaffer stated that: “I can tell you that Mateo and Romelu are still out. Romelu is very close to team training so hopefully he will join the squad on Sunday. He is pushing hard and trying to come back as soon as possible.

    “Mateo will take more days until he is ready.”

    Timo Werner is the final key figure who has been kept out thanks to a thigh injury ironically picked up in the same match where Lukaku was forced off.

    It is still unclear whether the German international will feature today but positive news is that he was in the mid-week team training so there’s every chance that the 25-year-old could make his first appearance since the 21st October.

    On the flipside, Tuchel has confirmed that American superstar Christian Pulisic, Brazilian veteran Thiago Silva and English midfield maestro Mason Mount are all in contention to play this afternoon.

    In continuation of the press conference, the Blues boss’ exact words were: “Christian Pulisic is fine. Thiago Silva will be training, he did not play but of course there is some trouble in his body and some time difference. Let’s see how this works out but I am confident.

    “Mason is back in training, looking hungry and fresh in good spirits. We need to evaluate him.

    “In training sessions he looks good but we need to see if he can start or if he can play 90 minutes.”

  • Nyle Smith

    LEICESTER CITY RUN-IN

    The Foxes are beginning to enter a slippery slope of results and if they don’t start picking up points as soon as possible, this could spell danger.

    Brendan Rodgers’ men have failed to win in their last three games across all competitions which includes an embarrassing 2-0 defeat to Arsenal in front of the King Power.

    However prior to that, Leicester had won their previous four in a run that started with a 4-2 thrashing over 13x English champions, Manchester United.

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  • Nyle Smith

    YOURIKA

    Youri Tielemans' incredible strike is what successfully guided Leicester to their first ever FA Cup triumph over the Blues last summer.

    It’s such a shame that he is unavailable for this afternoon’s huge encounter but in the Belgian international’s absence, let’s remind ourselves of how unforgettable that cup final goal was.

  • Nyle Smith

    LEICESTER CITY TREATMENT TABLE

    As always with every football club, it is swings and roundabouts regarding injury news because as certain players recover from a set-back, others are forced to sit on the side-lines which is the case for the Foxes.

    Brendan Rodgers confirmed winger Marc Albrighton is in contention to play this afternoon following a leg injury that he sustained in the 4-3 Europa League win over Spartak Moscow which kept the 32-year-old out for a month.

    However this fixture has come too soon for defensive duo James Justin and Wesley Fofana but the Foxes gaffer is hoping that Justin can get some minutes with the under-23s whereas the latter’s return date is still unconfirmed.

    In his pre-match press conference on Thursday, Rodgers stated that: “We want to get him (James Justin) minutes with the under-23s and we have a plan for that. He’s looking so good in training. He’s physically strong, he’s a natural athlete, but he’s worked ever so hard during his rehabilitation.

    “I’m not sure of the exact date (for Wesley Fofana) but I was just watching him doing his rehab on the field and he was moving really well with our medical and sports science team. He’s building up his fitness and he’s building up his contact with the ball.”

    The biggest blow comes in the middle of the park with Youri Tielemans who is set to miss his first game for the FA Cup holders since December 2019 due to an ongoing calf issue.

    Despite having a fortnight to bounce back from the injury, the Belgian midfielder is still struggling to shake off the problem he picked up against Leeds before the international break and Rodgers confirmed that it could be ‘a few weeks’ before we see Tielemans in action again.

  • Nyle Smith

    THE POWER WITHIN

    In 2002, the Foxes found themselves a new den; a home which has since been decorated with a Community Shield, a first ever FA Cup and most cherished, a Premier League title.

    It’s fair to say that Leicester have had their fair share of silverware.

    Not only will next year be the Foxes and the King Power Stadium’s 10th year anniversary, but the club website have confirmed that a consultation process occurred across August and September in which they aim to expand the arena from 32,312 to a capacity of 40,000 alongside developing the surrounding area.

    The earliest expected completion date of the new East stand is set for the summer of 2024 but for now, let’s enjoy how beautiful the King Power is at this current moment.

  • Nyle Smith

    BRUTAL BRENDAN

    Frank Lampard may well and truly be tempted at landing the Leicester job should Brendan Rodgers decide to pack his bags.

    But at this moment in time, the Foxes boss has confirmed he is fully committed on the club he is in charge of and Rodgers also called it ‘disrespectful’ to be labelled as a contender to take over at Manchester United whilst Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still at the helm.

    Firstly, it’s really disrespectful for you to ask questions when you have a manager in place, a good manager and a good man who’s working at the club.

    Secondly, I can’t really comment on it because it’s something that’s not real. I’m here as the Leicester City manager. I’m proud to be here, privileged to be here and fully committed to the players, the club, the ownership.

    That’s about it really. All the other noise around, that is something we can’t control.

    Brendan Rodgerslcfc.com

  • Nyle Smith

    FRANKENSTEIN

    Ex-Chelsea manager and legend Frank Lampard is itching to get back into a job following his sacking earlier on this year and he is reportedly preying on the Brendan Rodgers situation at Leicester.

    Despite the Foxes coach bringing recent success to the King Power, Rodgers continues to be connected with the Manchester United job should Ole Gunnar Solskjaer get the boot.

    It was thought that Lampard would end up at relegation fighters Norwich City after being heavily linked once the surprise sacking of Daniel Farke was confirmed.

    But in the manager’s merry-go-round which has taken place of late, Lampard declined their offer and former Aston Villa boss Dean Smith was appointed the job at Carrow Road instead.

    This has left Chelsea’s all-time top goal scorer no choice but to keep tabs on any events which may occur at Leicester and with Lampard already admitting he adores the ‘profile’ of the club, it could be a match made in heaven.

    Leicester fans, how would you feel about Frank Lampard becoming Brendan Rodgers’ successor?

  • Nyle Smith

    CAUSING A MADDNESS

    Leicester will want to erase the memory of what happened in the previous Premier League encounter against the European Champions.

    However, the Foxes did conquer Chelsea the last time the West London outfit travelled to the King Power thanks to a perfectly placed goal by James Maddison.

    Take a look below.

  • Nyle Smith

    HISTORY CHANNEL

    Leicester have already gotten the better of Chelsea twice this calendar year, most notably in the FA Cup final where the Foxes capped their good season with a first ever FA Cup triumph thanks to a brilliant effort from Youri Tielemans.

    But in the most recent Premier League affair between the clubs, the Blues managed to scrape a 2-1 victory against Brendan Rodgers’ men back at the Bridge.

    It was Chelsea’s biggest crowd in over 15 months post the height of the Pandemic and the players rewarded the fans with a dominant performance worthy of more goals.

    However, where it lacked in goals was made up for in controversy and German international Timo Werner was amongst the thick of it.

    With only 20 minutes gone on the clock, Werner managed to smartly get his body across Youri Tielemans before he was able to clear the ball from inside the Foxes’ box, leading to the Frenchman kicking his opposition causing shouts for a penalty.

    But instead, Mike Dean who was referee on the day, awarded a free-kick in favour of Leicester sending the home fans into a frenzy.

    Then to make matters worse, Werner had the ball in the back of Kasper Schmeichel’s net following a well-executed finish moments later only to have his celebrations cut short due to the 25-year-old straying offside.

    And in addition to that, Werner had another goal ruled out not too long after when a handball was spotted in the build up to the striker bundling the ball over the line.

    It was looking like one of those nights for Chelsea and Werner where anything they attempted was unsuccessfully pulled off.

    Until 90 seconds after the interval when Antonio Rudiger nodded home a Ben Chilwell corner with the aid of Jamie Vardy’s poor clearance on the near post.

    The Blues continued their immense pressure as they hunted for revenge after the FA Cup final defeat and a little over 20 minutes later, their efforts were rewarded when Wesley Fofana brought down Timo Werner just inside the box for a penalty.

    EURO 2020 champion Jorginho did his trademark hop skip and jump before rolling the ball into Schmeichel’s net.

    The visitors did manage to pull one back through Kelechi Iheanacho on the 76th minute but Chelsea were able to hold out and grab the three points.

  • Nyle Smith

    CURRENT STANDINGS

    Chelsea went into the international break sitting pretty at the pinnacle of the table and a win today would tighten their grip on the top spot positioning.

    Looking further down the table, Leicester are in 12th spot which by their expectations of the season, is considerably poor.

    However with the league table being so close this campaign, three points over Thomas Tuchel’s blue army could see the Foxes jump as high as 6th place.

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  • Nyle Smith

    LATEST ODDS

    Leicester to win – 18/5

    Draw – 14/5

    Chelsea to win – 3/4

    *All odds from Betfair are correct at time of publication.

  • Nyle Smith

    GOOD MORNING

    Good morning, good afternoon or good evening depending on what part of the world you are logged in from.

    I hope everyone is having a safe and blessed day so far.

    Time to get the party poppers out people because no disrespect to international football but the Premier League is finally back in full effect.

    And there aren’t many better scheduled matches to kick things off than 2x Champions League winners Chelsea travelling up the M1 to take on 2015 English champions Leicester at the King Power Stadium.

    The Blues haven’t put much of a foot wrong this season which explains why they are the current league leaders, on course to qualify for the knock-out stages of the Champions League and into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup via the penalty shoot-out route.

    However, injuries to their superstar forward duo of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner was proved pivotal when they were unable to capitalise on a 1-0 lead before being pegged back by Burnley before the international break.

    But it has to be said that despite making some positive summer signings in the last transfer window, Thomas Tuchel’s men’s opposition today have been performing below par themselves.

    Leicester have drawn their last two games against Russian side Spartak Moscow and Leeds United which was then led to being brushed aside by a rejuvenated Arsenal side in front of their home fans.

    Chelsea are certainly the favourites to grab the three points this afternoon but the Foxes are capable of conjuring up some good results such as when they put Manchester United to the sword in October.

    So if you want to read the chance of a possible upset, then click no further because shortly we will have all the latest gossip, injury news and the starting line-ups all before the main event which is scheduled to kick-off at 12:30pm UK time.

    Don’t go anywhere folks.

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