Chelsea vs Leicester LIVE: Stream, team news as Blues aim to recover from Leeds horror show against the Foxes – updates | The Sun

Chelsea vs Leicester LIVE: Stream, team news as Blues aim to recover from Leeds horror show against the Foxes – updates | The Sun

August 27, 2022

CHELSEA are looking to bounce back from their toothless performance against Leeds when they take on Leicester this afternoon.

The Blues will be desperate for points having lost in convincing fashion but Leicester's defeat to Southampton puts them in the same boat.

  • Start time: 3pm BST
  • Live stream: Peacock
  • Chelsea XI: Mendy; James, Silva, Chalobah; Loftus-Cheek, Gallagher, Jorginho, Cucurella; Havertz, Mount; Sterling
  • Leicester XI: Ward; Castagne, Amartey, Evans, Justin; Soumare; Praet, Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall, Barnes; Vardy

Follow ALL the action with our live blog below…

  • Emillia Hawkins

    Blues blow

    Thomas Tuchel will NOT be in the dugout for Chelsea today as he is serving a touchline ban following his altercation with Tottenham boss Antonio Conte.

    The duo got into a heated exchange during and after the fiery Premier League clash – which finished 2-2.

    While Conte received a £15,000 fine, Tuchel got the tougher punishment of a £35,000 fine AND a one-game ban.

    When asked if the outcome was fair during his pre-match press conference, he said: “There are two sides to it.

    “One side is the red card and I behaved in a way that is not appropriate and I regret. 

    “But it was out of passion and I can accept that if I get a red card. I don't dispute it.

    "It's hard to accept the context as I don't think I started the aggression and I don't think I was the only person involved."

    Credit: Getty
  • Emillia Hawkins

    Leicester substitutes

    Daniel Iversen, Calgar Soyuncu, Luke Thomas, Wilfred Ndidi, Nampalys Mendy, Ayoze Perez, Kelechi Iheanacho and Patson Daka.

    The Foxes will start in a 4-5-1 formation.

  • Emillia Hawkins

    Chelsea substitutes

    Kepa Arrizabalaga, Ethan Ampadu, Cesar Azpilicueta, Ben Chilwell, Matteo Kovacic, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech and Armando Broja.

    The Blues will start in a 3-5-2 formation.

  • Emillia Hawkins

    Leicester starting line-up

    Danny Ward starts in goal with Timothy Castagne, Jonny Evans, Daniel Amartey and James Justin in defence.

    Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Dennis Praet, Boubakary Soumare, Youri Tielemans and Harvey Barnes line up in midfield.

    Jamie Vardy leads the line.

  • Emillia Hawkins

    Chelsea starting line-up

    Edouard Mendy starts in goal with Reece James, Trevoh Chalobah and Thiago Silva in defence.

    Marc Cucurella and Ruben Loftus-Cheek line up as wing-backs with Conor Gallagher, Jorginho and Mason Mount in midfield.

    Kai Havertz and Raheem Sterling lead the line.

  • Emillia Hawkins

    Leicester team news

    Wantaway Wesley Fofana won't feature for the Foxes today, but he will likely be watching from the stands.

    The defender is set to join Chelsea in a huge £75MILLION transfer with a verbal agreement already in place.

    Harvey Barnes could retain his spot in the starting line-up after coming through 90 minutes against Stockport County earlier this week.

    And Calgar Soyuncu could return to the starting line-up.

    Youri Tielemans could be a doubt – he was dropped to the bench last week with Brendan Rodgers hinting that he has been distracted by the prospect of a transfer.

  • Emillia Hawkins

    Chelsea team news

    Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that Matteo Kovacic is fit, but will only be ready for a 20 minute cameo.

    Meanwhile, N’golo Kante remains absent with a hamstring injury.

    And Kalidou Koulibaly will also be unavailable as he serves a one game ban for last week’s red card.

  • Emillia Hawkins

    Welcome to Chelsea vs Leicester

    Good afternoon and welcome to SunSport’s coverage of today's Premier League clash between Chelsea and Leicester.

    Both sides will be looking to bounce back from defeat following Chelsea’s shock 3-0 loss to Leeds and Leicester’s narrow 2-1 defeat to Southampton. 

    The Foxes currently sit 19th in the league table with just one point, so Brendan Rodgers will need something from this game otherwise his career at the club could be in doubt.

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