Liecester City v Chelsea – Team News and Predicted Line Ups

Liecester City v Chelsea – Team News and Predicted Line Ups

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Competition: EFL Cup
Cup Date: 20.09.2016
Time: 22:45 GMT, 8pm BST

Chelsea will face Leicester City in the second round of the EFL cup tonight.

The Blues go into the match at the back of a 2-1 defeat to Liverpool at home and will be looking to return to winning ways in the EFL cup.

Team News

Leicester

Kasper Schmeichel will miss out the game as he is still recovering from an injury, then Ron-Robert Zieler will start in goal.

Daniel Amartey will challenge Andy King for a place in central midfield alongside Danny Drinkwater.

Chelsea

Cesc Fabregas and Michy Batshuayi will reportedly feature tonight with Nemanja Matic and Diego Costa who are expected to start from the bench.

Cesc Fabregas is highly likely to feature today and here is an instagram post from the midfielder.
Cesc Fabregas is highly likely to feature today and here is an instagram post from the midfielder.

Still doubts on captain John Terry: the England international is training to recover from his knee injury but David Luiz and Gary Cahill are expected to be Antonio Conte’s first choice.

Marcos Alonso could replace Cesar Azpilicueta while Asmir Begovic is likely to replace Thibaut Courtois.

Manager Quotes 

Claudio Ranieri:“Of course we want to win. We want to go as far as we can in theLeague Cup and we will try.”

”Antonio Conte: “We are disappointed about the defeat against Liverpool because we gave away two goals and it was our first defeat of the season, but during training I’ve seen the right intensity and the right commitment from the players. And now we have a very tough game against Leicester. We are ready.”

Predicted Line ups

Chelsea (4-1-4-1): Begovic, Azpillicueta,Cahill,David Luiz,Marcos Alonso,Kante,Oscar,Fabregas,Hazard,Willian,Batshuayi.

Leicester (4-4-2): Zieler, Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Chilwell, Mahrez, Amartey, Drinkwater, Gray, Vardy, Slimani

Michy Batshuayi instagram update ahead of the game.
Michy Batshuayi instagram update ahead of the game.