Leicester City’s last match of one unforgettable campaign.
Last updated: May 11, 2016 by Leon Marshal
|Coverage:||Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live|
|Competition:||The Premier League|
Leicester City lifted The Premier League trophy for the first time in their history after their last home match of the season. The Foxes finished the job in style, winning 3-1 against Everton at The King Power Stadium. Jamie Vardy was the best for Leicester City, scoring twice in The Toffees net. He could have even scored a hat-trick, but the forward missed from the penalty spot.
Chelsea had a nightmare season. The Blues know they won’t take part in next season’s edition of the European competitions, because they are lying 9th in the standings. So, the final match of the season against Leicester City will be of no consequence for both teams.
The Blues have recorded 27 victories in 39 matches against The Foxes at Stamford Bridge. Leicester City have only won 4 away games against The Londoners. Moreover, Chelsea have won 5 consecutive home matches against the new champions of England. But, The Foxes recorded a 2-1 victory against The Blues at The King Power Stadium earlier this season. Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez were the goal-scorers for Claudio Ranieri’s team.
Former Chelsea defender Robert Huth won’t play against his ex-team. The German player is going to miss the game through suspension.
John Terry was sent off in the last match against Sunderland. So, the defender is unavailable for the game against Leicester City.
Loic Remy and Kurt Zouma for Chelsea are injured. The French forward has recently shown a very bad performance. He has scored just once in 13 matches.
Claudio Ranieri may be rotating his squad. The Italian manager can give his reserve players a chance. Vardy, for sure, will play because he can become the league’s top scorer.
Quotes of the week
Guus Hiddink (Chelsea) : “We are going into the last game with the same attitude.”
Claudio Ranieri (Leicester) : “Don’t go. If you go another team, you might not get on the pitch.”
|Chelsea (4-2-3-1):||Courtois, Cahill, Baba, Ivanovic, Azpilicueta, Matic, Obi Mikel, Pedro, Fabregas, Hazard, Diego Costa.|
|Subs||Willian, Oscar, Traore, Loftus-Cheek, Begovic, Kenedy, Falcao.|
|Leicester (4-4-2):||Schwarzer, Wasilewski, Morgan, Simpson, Fuchs, Gray, King, Inler, Schlupp, Ulloa, Vardy.|
|Subs||Albrighton, Chilwell, Drinkwater, Mahrez, Amartey, Schmeichel, Okazaki.|
So far this season
|Chelsea this season||Leicester this season|
|5 (7)||(at home) Wins (away)||12 (11)|
|5-1 vs Newcastle||Biggest win||4-0 vs. Swansea|
|8 (4)||(at home) Draws (away)||6 (5)|
|5 (7)||(at home) Losses (away)||1 (2)|
|0-3 to Man City (twice)||Biggest Defeat||2-5 to Arsenal|
|Costa (12)||Top scorer||Vardy (24)|
|Fabregas (7)||Assist Leader||Mahrez (11)|
|Y57, R5||Discipline||Y48, R3|
|8||Failures to score||3|
|22||Both Teams to Score Games||21|
|24||Over 2.5 Games||20|
|13||Under 2.5 Games||17|
- Leicester City have been undefeated in 19 of their last 21 Premier League games away from The King Power Stadium.
- Chelsea only lost once in their last 10 games at Stamford Bridge in The Premiership. The Blues have lost 5 of their 18 home games this season.
- The Foxes have recorded 4 consecutive away Premier League matches; with the option of ‘under 2.5 goals scored’. They have won 3 of these games.
- There has been the option of ‘over 2.5 goals scored’ in 8 of the Blues last 10 Premier League games at Stamford Bridge.
Head to Head
|Last 5 meetings between the two sides|
|Date||Competition||Game Result||First Goal-scorer|
|14/12/15||The Premier League||Leicester 2-1 Chelsea||J. Vardy 34′|
|29/04/15||The Premier League||Leicester 1-3 Chelsea||M. Albrighton 45′|
|23/08/14||The Premier League||Chelsea 2-0 Leicester||Diego Costa 62′|
|18/03/12||The FA Cup||Chelsea 5-2 Leicester||G. Cahill 12′|
|31/10/07||The Capital One Cup||Chelsea 4-3 Leicester||—|