Our football match prediction:
King Power Stadium will host Saturday’s football match between Leicester City and Chelsea. The Foxes suffered a 2-0 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford in their last league game and it is more than obvious that Craig Shakespeare’s troops struggle on the travels. Leicester City, though, did well to beat Brighton (2-0) in their first home game of the season and that is certainly giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Chelsea. The title holders kicked off the new Premier League campaign with a shocking loss to Burnley at their Stamford Bridge, but they head into Saturday’s clash following back-to-back wins over Tottenham and Everton. Summer signing Alvaro Morata has already netted two goals in the 2017/2018 Premier League campaign and we predict that the former Juventus and Real Madrid striker is going to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders.
Highligted Player (Andy King):
Born in Barnstaple, England on 29 October 1988, Andy King is a Welsh professional footballer famous for only representing one club in his career. The midfielder had began his youth career at Chelsea, but moved to Leicester in 2004 and he was handed his first professional contract in May 2007. He has since represented Foxes in League One, Championship and the Premier League, making over 300 league appearances and scoring more than 55 goals in the process. While he was not exactly a first team regular during the 2015/2016 season that will forever remained etched in the memory of Leicester City fans, King made over 20 league outings to help the Foxes lift the coveted trophy for the first time in history. Meanwhile, he has made more than 30 appearances for the Welsh national team, starting no fewer than five games as the Dragons secured their place at the Euro 2016 finals.
Highlighted Team (Chelsea):
Over the years Chelsea have established themselves as one of the dominant forces in the English Premier League. Roberto Di Matteo helped the team win their first ever Champions League trophy (2011/2012), but it has to be noted that they were more than fortunate to beat Bayern Munich in the title game. Chelsea have been playing at Stamford Bridge since 1876 and they are a real force to be reckoned with at home. The Blues have won seven FA Cups, five League Cups, two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups and the UEFA Europa League. Rafael Benitez was in charge of the team that faced Benfica in the 2012/2013 Europa League final, with Branislav Ivanovic scoring the winner for the Blues in the title clash. After lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, the Blues largely struggled in the next campaign, which saw Jose Mourinho’s second spell with the club come to an end, and Antoine Conte went over to take the reigns for the 2016/2017 season.