English Premier League table topper, Leicester City will host reigning champions Chelsea at the King Power Stadium and Monday cracker will decide whether the Foxes will extend their lead and Chelsea move up the table.
Leicester have won seven and lost one of their last 10 Barclays Premier League home matches while Chelsea has won the last six BPL meetings with Leicester. Jose Mourinho’s side has won one of their last eight league away matches. Since losing to Chelsea in April, Leicester has lost one of their last 19 BPL matches. The Foxes have recovered 10 points from losing positions this season, more than any other team in the competition.
Jamie Vardy, who has scored or assisted in 13 consecutive BPL games, beating Stan Collymore’s run of 12 set between March and August 1995, is expected to lead Leicester assault against Mourinho’s gang that defeated FC Porto 2-0 in the UEFA Champions League, played on Wednesday . Result over Porto secured Mourinho’s job after a traumatic and turbulent premier league campaign this season.
In the same vein, Manchester City will have a big opportunity to continue their quest to take advantage of the troubles defending champions Chelsea have experienced, so far, as they play host to an out-of-sorts Swansea side who have just fired manager Garry Monk.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side have won 13 and lost two of their last 15 Premier League home games.
Swansea has won just one of their last eight Premier League away outings.
Former Swansea player, Wilfried Bony, has scored four goals in the last three Premier League meetings between Man City and Swansea, three for the Welsh side and one in the last meeting as a Man City player.
Swansea has failed to score in seven of their last 11 Premier League games, including four of their last five.
Today;s encounter between Leicester City and Chelsea would be tough as the Foxes have won seven and lost just one of their last 10 Premier League home games.
However, having won the last six Barclays Premier League meetings, Leicester City would be riding on the back of their victory at Porto to demystify the rampaging Foxeseven though the Bridge boys have won just one of their last eight Premier League away games.
Arsenal will hope to leapfrog surprise leaders Leicester City, who host champions Chelsea on Monday, in the Premier League when they travel to take on bottom side Aston Villa the previous day.