Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Chelsea qualified for the knock out stage of the Champions League by beating FC Porto 2-0 at home. In the 16th round of the Premier League the Blues will travel towards Leicester for the game against leader of the Premier League Leicester City. Leicester City was able to continue their impressive performance by easily beating Swansea City 0-3. The performance by manager Claudio Ranieri is getting more impressive every week and if the club is able to continue their performance might be able to finish at least top 4. Chelsea on the other hand lost against Bournemouth which can be seen as a real shame. Qualifying for the knock out phase will give the Mourinho some confidence but his position at the club is still very shaky. The last time Leicester City was able to beat Chelsea was in 2001. We predict Leicester City to beat Chelsea with minimal difference. Leicester is in form and with the believe of the fans the team should be able to stunt again. James Vardy is still the man to keep an eye on.
Highlighted Player (Cesc Fabregas):
Born in Arenys de Mar on 4 May, 1987, Cesc Fabregas began his football career at Mataro. After spending two years at Mataro, Cesc joined Barcelona in 1997 and six years later the Spanish midfielder signed a deal with Arsenal. Fabregas played for Arsenal for eight years (2003-2011) and in 2011 he turned his dream into reality and returned to Barca. In 2014 the 29-year-old footballer joined Premier League side Chelsea. Fabregas won the 2012/2013 La Liga title with Barcelona, while lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy with Chelsea. Cesc did not win the Premier League title with Arsenal, but he helped the capital club lift the FA Cup trophy in 2005. On the other hand, the Chelsea midfielder recorded much better results with the Spain national team as he won the European Championship trophy in 2008 and 2012, while winning the FIFA World Cup title in 2010. Fabregas made his debut for la Roja in March, 2006.
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.