Chelsea v Leicester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
May 07, 2019
King Power Stadium - Premier League
Chelsea head to Leicester City on the final day of the Premier League season, with their top four status already secured, regardless of the result.
Leicester won 1-0 at Stamford Bridge earlier this season, with Jamie Vardy netting the winning goal for the Foxes.
However that was Leicester's first win over the Blues in their previous seven meetings in league and cup action.
Leicester have no fresh injury worries for this clash, with Brendan Rodgers confirming that midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has shaken off a groin injury to be fit in time to play.
Chelsea will be missing key midfielder, and former Leicester player, N'Golo Kante, as he continues his recovery from a knee injury. However, other than that, Maurizio Sarri has no fresh updates on injuries, with Antonio Rudiger and Callum Hudson-Odoi both ruled out until next season.
Leicester City v Chelsea Preview and Predictions
Leicester's push for a top seven finish is over, with Wolves taking the remaining Europa League spot in the Premier League - as Nuno Santo's showed greater consistency than their rivals. The Foxes have been in good form and always present a threat to the top sides, but with nothing left to play for they may find motivation hard to come by on the final day.
Chelsea are in a similar situation in terms of league position, with Arsenal and Manchester United's recent slip ups confirming a return to the Champions League - regardless of their Europa League progress. Sarri will be relieved to have achieved his primary objective of reaching the top four in his first season, and may take the opportunity to rest and rotate players on the final day.
With little drive for either sets of players to go and win the game, they could well cancel each other out at the King Power Stadium - and a draw comes in at a price of 5/2. Both teams have goals in their ranks, with Jamie Vardy and Eden Hazard both excelling in recent weeks, and this tie should come with goals guaranteed - and an over 2.5 total goals scored bet is at 8/11.
A 2-2 draw at 12/1
Both teams are always fairly happy to play attacking football, and with the shackles off in this one, forward players are likely to be on top for both sides. Although a draw could see Chelsea slip below Tottenham, and into fourth place, they will just be concerned with returning to the Champions League.
Eden Hazard to score anytime at 8/5
The Belgian international could be leaving the club in the summer, and if so, he will want to give fans a leaving present on the final day of the season. He has enjoyed his joint best goal scoring season as a Chelsea player, with 16 goals in league action, and needs one more to break his 2016-17 record.