Chelsea vs Leicester City: Team news, Kovacic, Pulisic update, how to watch live match, predictions and stats

Chelsea host Leicester City in the Premier League on Tuesday night at Stamford Bridge looking for revenge following the FA Cup final defeat.

Thomas Tuchel’s men fell to a dismal 1-0 defeat at Wembley on Saturday against Leicester to suffer back-to-back defeats in the FA Cup final.

They will want revenge as the battle for the top four intensifies. Chelsea can’t afford to slip up and drop any further points otherwise their spot in the Champions League spots will be in huge jeopardy.

Team News

Chelsea are expected to have Mateo Kovacic and Andreas Christensen back in the squad on Tuesday. Despite being deemed fit by Tuchel on Saturday, they were left out, but the Blues boss hinted that the duo will come back into the fold for the league clash.

Jonny Evans is out of the trip to Stamford Bridge, as is Cengiz Under with a hip problem. The rest of the Foxes’ squad will be assessed, but no other injuries have been reported.

Kick-off time

United Kingdom

Kick-off gets underway at 20:15 UK time.

United States of America

Eastern time: 15:15 EST

Pacific time: 12:15 PST

For UK supporters, the game will be broadcasted live on Sky Sports and available via the Sky Go app.

US customers can view the Premier League clash live on Peacock and NBCSN.

Referee: Mike Dean

Prediction

Chelsea will want revenge after the final defeat. This is now another cup final for Tuchel’s men. There’s no room for below-par performances and Tuesday is no exception. A defeat will blow the race for top four wide open and will leave Chelsea in serious trouble in their hopes to qualify for the Champions League next season.

Prediction: Chelsea 2-1 Leicester City

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