Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Chelsea v Leicester

Mark Lawrenson looks ahead to Chelsea's clash with Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Mark Lawrenson is backing Chelsea to return to winning ways in the Premier League by beating Leicester City 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

The Blues head into the game on the back of their thrilling 2-2 draw with Arsenal in the top flight last week as Arsene Wenger’s men managed to fight back and earn a point against the west Londoners.

Chelsea have since played out two goalless draws, against Norwich in the FA Cup and against Arsenal in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final on Wednesday night.

The west London side are now preparing to welcome the Foxes to Stamford Bridge as they look to get their campaign back on track and climb the table.

Antonio Conte’s men are currently in third place in the Premier League table and 15 points behind leaders Manchester City after 22 games of the new campaign.

And former Liverpool FC star Lawrenson is fully expecting to see the Blues return to winning ways on Saturday with a comfortable home win against the Foxes.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “I was at the FA Cup tie between Fleetwood and Leicester on Saturday and Claude Puel’s side did not play well, but he had made a lot of changes so you cannot read too much into that performance.

“Jamie Vardy, who was injured for that tie, is one of the Foxes players who should be back this time. A lot of them have had a rest, which will be good for them.

“Chelsea have had a busier schedule and played the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final against Arsenal on Wednesday, but they have home advantage and I think they will make it count.”

Chelsea, who won the title last term, have already been active in this transfer window after having completed the signing of Ross Barkley from Everton.

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