Sky Sport pundit Paul Merson expects Chelsea to draw against Leicester City on Monday night at King Power Stadium. However, the former Arsenal player has no doubt, that Chelsea upcoming match is a ,,must-win” for the Blues if they still have hopes of fighting for a good place at the end of the season in the Premier League.
Merson told Sky Sports:
”This is must-win for Chelsea. There are 14 points between them and the top four, but I think they need to be judged on how many points they are off Leicester.”
“They’re 18 off Leicester, but for me the Foxes are not going to be winning the league come May. If they come anywhere in the top four, it will be fourth place. So for Chelsea, Leicester are the side they need to chase down”
“We say every week Chelsea will win this game, win seven on the trot and be fine, but they did not look like winning against Bournemouth. They kept the ball forever and did not look like scoring.”
“This is a really, really hard game to judge. Chelsea haven’t really ripped anyone to shreds this season, although they did play well against Porto. I’ll go 2-2.”