Chelsea v Leicester City: Team news and LIVE stream of Premier League showdown on Saturday, October 15

15 Oct

Chelsea and Leicester City meet at Stamford Bridge on Saturday lunchtime as Premier League football makes a welcome return after the international break.


talkSPORT has live and exclusive national radio commentary of the match – CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Antonio Conte laughed off speculation he could be sacked by Chelsea on the eve of this clash, but the Italian knows the pressure will be on him if the Blues miss the chance to close the five-point gap on leaders Manchester City.

John Terry is back available after recovering from an ankle injury but has to settle for a place on the bench.

N’Golo Kante – a key man in Leicester’s unlikely title success last season – lines up against his former club for the first time since leaving for Chelsea in the summer.

Pedro comes into the side in place of Willian, who has been granted compassionate leave after the recent death of his mother.

Leicester are seeking their first point on the road this season having lost all three of their Premier League away matches so far.

Claudio Ranieri has sprung a surprise against his old club by naming Ahmed Musa alongside Jamie Vardy up front and dropping Islam Slimani and Riyad Mahrez to the bench.

Danny Drinkwater starts for the Foxes, having recovered from a groin problem which prevented him from linking up with England last week.

TEAM NEWS:

Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c), Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso, Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard. Subs: Begovic, Aina, Terry, Chalobah, Loftus-Cheek, Batshuayi, Solanke.

Leicester: Schmeichel, Hernández, Huth, Morgan (c), Fuchs, Albrighton, Drinkwater, Amartey, Schlupp, Musa, Vardy. Subs: Zieler, King, Simpson, Slimani, Gray, Ulloa, Mahrez.

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