Leicester vs Chelsea: What you must know before the match

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Leicester welcome Chelsea on Saturday(today) as the last two Premier League title winners face off at the King Power Stadium.

Antonio Conte’s defending champions travel to Leicester – unlikely heroes of the 2015-16 season – with Italian coach putting his side well on the road to recovery.

The Blues lost their opening game of the new campaign 3-2 at home to Burnley, but wins against Tottenham and Everton have seen Chelsea get back on track.

Craig Shakespeare’s Leicester will also welcome not one former midfielder, but two, as Danny Drinkwater returns to his former club in his first game as a Chelsea player since joining former Foxes star N’Golo Kante in west London following a deadline day transfer.

Team news
Eden Hazard is in contention for a return to Conte’s squad after making his first competitive start of the season in Belgium’s 9-0 win against Gibraltar during the international break.

The forward scored one goal and assisted another, but is unlikely to start yet for Chelsea given Conte’s stringent fitness requirements.

Drinkwater is available for the Blues following his late move to the Bridge, but is lacking match fitness after missing the start of Leicester’s season amid the transfer speculation.

Gary Cahill remains suspended, but will serve the final game of his three-match ban against Leicester.

Aleksandar Dragovic is an option for Shakespeare’s Leicester following his loan move from Bayer Leverkusen.

The Foxes are still awaiting international clearance over a £22million deal for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Adrien Silva, who would likely start in the centre should the deal receive approval.

Starting line-ups

Predicted Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs, Mahrez, James, Silva, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy

Predicted Chelsea XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Fabregas Alonso; Willian, Morata, Pedro

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