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Leicester City vs. Chelsea Fc: Leicester value on Shakespeare’s King Power form

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The last two English Premier League champions trade tackle at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, and the Foxes will be counting on manager Shakespeare’s home form to see off Chelsea.

England international Danny Drinkwater’s £35million transfer deadline day switch to Chelsea will add spice to this battle at the King Power Stadium and can even spur Leicester City on to a sweet victory, considering the fact Burnley already did it at Stamford Bridge this season.

The Foxes have only managed to pick up three points from as many Premier league matches this season, but they showed a lot of promise in defeat when losing away to Premier League heavyweights Arsenal and Manchester United.

In between, Leicester defeated Brighton 2-0 to hand head coach Shakespeare a seventh victory in 10 matches at home in all competitions since replacing Claudio Ranieri.

Although the departure of midfield maestro Danny Drinkwater was a major blow, keeping Algerian Riyad Mahrez at the club was a major achievement in the summer transfer window, while signing defender Aleksandar Dragovic from Bayer Leverkusen on a season long loan is another big boost.

The summer signing from Manchester City Kelechi Iheanacho showed his quality with a goal for the Super Eagles of Nigeria against Cameroon on Friday night in Uyo and should be set to make an impact for the Foxes.

With England international Jamie Vardy also in good shape and renewed fighting spirits, there are goals in this Leicester City side and Bookies favour a 2-1 home victory.

The West London Blues recovered well from a disappointing opening-day home defeat to Burnley by beating Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley, followed by Everton at Stamford bridge.

Despite missing out on several summer targets, Chelsea still managed to tidy up deals for Drinkwater and defender Davide Zappacosta from Torino.

Summer signing Alvaro Morata’s early season form has been impressive, but bookies are still not convinced the Blues are anywhere near a solid side as last season.

Bookies favour a Leicester City home win and both sides to score.

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Last Premier League results:
Manchester United 2-0 Leicester City
Chelsea 2-0 Everton – Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata

Head-to-head results:
Leicester City 0-3 Chelsea,
Chelsea 3-0 Leicester City,
Leicester City 2-4 Chelsea,
Chelsea 1-1 Leicester City,
Leicester City 2-1 Chelsea

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