Fit Jamie Vardy set to return against defending champions Chelsea

  • Fit Jamie Vardy set to return against defending champions Chelsea

Fit Jamie Vardy set to return against defending champions Chelsea

Chelsea have started 2018 with three draws and Antonio Conte must be concerned about Alvaro Morata's lack of form over the last couple of weeks.

Crystal Palace v Burnley - We move across to Selhurst Park where Crystal Palace have been far from convincing ever since they were promoted back into the top-flight, although Roy Hodgson's men have only lost one of their past eleven league games overall. As a matter of fact, Chelsea have only conceded four goals within their last ten home games in all competitions, including none in their last three so Leicester will have to find a route past that tough rear-guard if they are to attain any sort of result.

The striker will travel to Chelsea on Saturday after recovering from the groin injury which made him sit out the goalless draw at Highbury Stadium last Saturday.

Former Arsenal midfielder Merson is backing the title holders to ease to an unconvincing win against the Foxes at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. Conte has a very talented side and although they are not playing as well as Manchester City, they should be good enough to get a win in this game. Their last win away from home in Premier League action came in mid-December with the 4-1 hammering of Southampton at St Mary's. "I think it is important to get a good balance in the squad".

If Slimani leaves, Leonardo Ulloa will stay at the King Power Stadium. This is a game between the two last winners of the English Premier League and as a result, we should be able to witness a top quality game of football. Christian Fuchs, who was struggling with illness is also set to join back up with the Foxes.

"He is free in the system - he can play on the left, the right, as a striker, or just near a striker where he comes back to take the ball".

Meanwhile, Danny Simpson faces a late fitness test on his hamstring.

Leicester City have won just once in their 11 previous Premier League visits to Stamford Bridge (W1 D3 L7) - winning 2-0 in September 2000, with Muzzy Izzet and Stan Collymore getting on the scoresheet.