Fit Jamie Vardy set to return against defending champions Chelsea

Jose Verdugo
Enero 13, 2018

Chelsea's focus returns to the Premier League on Saturday for a potentially tricky encounter when Leicester City visit Stamford Bridge. "But he had the same quality at 16 when he started in the first team at Lille, it was the same".

The England worldwide missed Saturday's FA Cup draw at former club Fleetwood but will travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Virgil van Dijk scored on his Liverpool debut, Phillipe Coutinho has joined Barcelona for €160 million, a war of words between Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte has gone to a different level, VAR was used for an FA Cup game and League Cup game and Martin O'Neill has been heavily linked with the Stoke job after Mark Hughes was sacked last weekend. Chelsea ran out as 2-1 victors in the corresponding fixture earlier this season with goals from Alvaro Morata and N'Golo Kante.

Chelsea have no fresh injury concerns and a full squad to choose from, with the exception being new signing Ross Barkley, who is now ruled out due to a lack of fitness, so won't be making his Blues debut just yet.

The striker will travel to Chelsea on Saturday after recovering from the groin injury which made him sit out the goalless draw at Highbury Stadium last Saturday.

Wes Morgan and Danny Simpson (hamstring) and Robert Huth (ankle) are out but Christian Fuchs and Vicente Iborra are fit for Claude Puel's side at Stamford Bridge.

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The Citizens are the only team to have won more home league matches than Chelsea this season, although the Foxes have proved they're no slouches on the road, winning 13 of their 30 points away from the King Power Stadium.

Nigeria boss Gernot Rohr said earlier this week he expected Iheanacho and global team-mate Ahmed Musa to leave the King Power Stadium due to their lack of action but Puel dismissed any exit talk.

On the other side of the coin, Chelsea are a side that will want to get an easy win from this game. I hope he can have more game time in the second half of the season'.

"Before I watched the Carabao Cup semi-final with Arsenal I would have said Chelsea would win this 3-0, but I'm not so sure now", Merson told Sky Sports.

We try to score but also to continue to play after scoring and keep a good ambition in our play.

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