Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Leicester v Chelsea

Mark Lawrenson looks ahead to Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday

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Mark Lawrenson is backing Leicester to hold Chelsea to a 1-1 draw in the Premier League at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Blues head into the game fresh from having beaten Everton 2-0 at Stamford Bridge after following up their win over Tottenham at Wembley.

Chelsea made a poor start to the new campaign by losing 3-2 to Burnley at home on the opening day of the campaign.

However, they have bounced back by winning their next two games to keep the Blues on track.

Chelsea completed the signing of midfielder Danny Drinkwater from Leicester on transfer deadline day last week.

And the midfielder could be set to feature against his former club this weekend, in a game which Lawrenson is tipping to end 1-1.

Lawrenson wrote in his column for BBC Sport: “Danny Drinkwater could make a quick return to the King Power Stadium following his deadline-day move from the Foxes to Chelsea, and I think a draw would be a decent result for his new club.

“Leicester did all right in their defeat at Old Trafford last time out without ever looking like they would hurt Manchester United, but I am expecting them to pose far more of a threat at home this weekend.”

Chelsea won the Premier League in Antonio Conte’s first campaign in charge last season to secure a return to the Champions League.

The Blues are set to return to European action at Stamford Bridge next week.

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