Lampard will try to make his Stamford Bridge managerial debut a winning one, but Leicester will definitely be a tough nut to crack. The Blues’ new manager only has one season as a manager under his belt and should he lose his third match in a row questions will start to be asked.
Lots of Pressure on Chelsea
The fixture list has not been kind to the Blues and they come into the match against Leicester having already played two English giants such as Manchester United and Liverpool in their first two matches of the season.
The Blues lost both of those matches and regardless of how well they might have played it is the result which matters at the end of the day. Losing both of those matches means there will be lots of pressure to win against Leicester.
Another factor which will make things even more difficult for the Blues is tiredness. Chelsea will have less than 3 days to recuperate after having played 120 minutes in Istanbul. Those two hours of football drained the Blues both physically and emotionally and when combined with the return trip to Istanbul it is no surprise that many Chelsea fans are worried whether their players will be fit enough against the Foxes.
A Chance for Leicester
This definitely means that Brendan Rodgers and his side will fancy their chances of drawing or winning this match. They come into the match with no pressure at all. In addition, they had 8 days of rest, meaning that they will be much fresher than their counterparts. Finally, while the Foxes were resting, they had the chance to watch Chelsea’s two matches as they happened and this means that in addition to being better rested, they will have also had the opportunity to analyze their next opponents in great detail.
That’s why backing Leicester not to lose in this one is definitely a smart bet. Betting operators are giving odds of 11/10 for Leicester not to lose and these are some great value odds.
In addition to this bet, punters can also back both teams to score at odds of 9/10. Chelsea have conceded 6 goals in the last two matches while players such as Giroud and Pulisic are in fine form, meaning goals in both directions are definitely a possibility.