Charlie Nicholas predicts outcome of Leicester v Chelsea

Charlie Nicholas is tipping Chelsea to beat Leicester City at King Power Stadium on Monday night

Charlie Nicholas is tipping Chelsea to beat Leicester City at King Power Stadium on Monday night.

The Foxes have won eight of their last nine Premier League games ahead of their clash against the defending champions.

Leicester can hoist themselves above leaders Arsenal and second-placed Manchester City with their first victory over the Blues in nine attempts.

Chelsea, meanwhile, will be looking to end a five-game winless run on the road in the Premier League.

And former Arsenal midfielder Nicholas believes Jose Mourinho will show respect to Leicester and adopt a conservative approach against the Foxes.

Nicholas told Sky Sports: “Leicester will now be expecting to win this game but can we really say they are favourites to?

“Arsenal beat them and they failed to beat Tottenham and Manchester United. I certainly don’t wish it on them but I think if there’s one man that will give them the respect they deserve and find a way of stopping them then it’s Jose Mourinho.”

Chelsea haven’t won an away game in the Premier League since a 3-2 victory over West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns in early September.

The Blues are a staggering 17 points behind third-placed Leicester ahead of Monday night’s game in the Premier League.

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The west London outfit have already lost eight games in the Premier League this term.

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