Paul Merson states his prediction for Leicester v Chelsea

Paul Merson tips Chelsea to beat Leicester in Saturday's Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium

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Paul Merson is backing Chelsea to make it three wins in a row in the Premier League by beating Leicester 2-1 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The Blues head into the game on the back of their victory over Everton at Stamford Bridge before the international break.

Antonio Conte’s men have won their last two Premier League games against the Toffees and Tottenham after the Blues suffered a shock 3-2 loss to Burnley on the opening weekend of the season.

And former Arsenal man Merson is tipping the Blues to continue their winning run by beating the Foxes at their home ground on Saturday afternoon.

Merson wrote in his column for Sky Sports: “This is another good game. Leicester have started well this season.

“They had chances at Old Trafford, especially at 0-0 but their play in the final third was poor.

“This will be a very good test for Chelsea. Antonio Conte’s side did really well at the King Power last season, picking up a 3-0 win.

“That will stand them in good stead and I expect them to pick up all three points again, but it won’t be as comprehensive a scoreline.”

Chelsea are aiming to win the Premier League for the second successive season this term after the Blues lifted the trophy in Conte’s first campaign at the club last term.

The Blues had finished in 10th place in the top flight table the season before.

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