Leicester City vs Chelsea: Liverpool legend reveals why he’s predicting a Chelsea victory

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Chelsea are not in the best of form ahead of tonight’s visit to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City. Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers side are currently in top form.

The Foxes are unbeaten in their last five league games and are currently third in the league, six points ahead of Chelsea who are in 7th place.

Despite Chelsea’s shaky form, former Liverpool defender and BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson, believes Chelsea can get the three points in this game.

Mark Lawrenson cites Leicester City’s poor home form as the reason why.

“Leicester will go back to the top of the table for the first time since 20 November if they beat Chelsea, and they played very well when they beat Southampton at the weekend,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.

“I just have a feeling the Foxes might slip up this time, though. Aside from that win over Saints, their home form is generally not that great and they have a fitness doubt over Jamie Vardy too.

“Vardy has a sore hip that flared up on Saturday and, although he might be fit to start this game, the only way to clear it up completely is to rest him, which is hard when games come thick and fast like they are at the moment.

“Chelsea are hardly flying either, mind you. They got a much-needed win over Fulham on Saturday but it was not exactly convincing, despite them being against 10 men for the whole of the second half.

“The Blues were in poor form before that game but I always thought they were capable of going on a good run, like they did at the start of the season.

“Having watched them, I am not so sure, but I do fancy them here. Weaker teams than them, like West Ham, Aston Villa and Fulham, have all gone to King Power Stadium and won in the league this season, and I’m backing Chelsea to do the same.”

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