Leicester welcome Chelsea to the King Power Stadium on Tuesday, with the Foxes looking to make it three wins in a week in all competitions. It has been a disappointing few games for Antonio Conte's side and he will be looking for a response after the defeat at home by Liverpool.
Leicester vs Chelsea – Tuesday 20th September 2016 – 19:45 - Sky Sports 1
Leicester welcome Chelsea to the King Power Stadium this Tuesday, with Leicester riding high after their 3-0 win against Burnley on Saturday.
Leicester have had a mixed start to life this season, with two defeats from their opening five matches as Premier League Champions.
They come into this match on the back of a second 3-0 win in three days, with both Burnley and Club Brugge put to the sword with excellent performances.
Goals from Islam Slimani both sides of half time gave the Foxes a 2-0 lead, with a Ben Mee own goal in the 78th minute settling the tie.
European Progress Ignites Foxes
Leicester's main challenge will be to progress in Europe, it has ignited Leicester this season, with the 3-0 win against Club Brugge providing the perfect tonic.
The Foxes enjoyed an outstanding opening night in the Champions League, winning 3-0 away at Club Brugge.
Marc Albrighton opened the scoring in the 5th minute, giving the Foxes the best start imaginable.
That was followed by a double from Riyad Mahrez, with the Algerian scoring from a free kick in the 29th minute.
This was followed by a goal from the penalty spot in the 61st minute, after Jamie Vardy was brought down in the box by the Brugge goalkeeper.
Leicester come into this match as underdogs despite their two excellent performances in the league and Champions League.
Their European exploits mean that it is three games in just under a week for Claudio Ranieri and his men.
The match also sees N'Golo Kante return to the King Power Stadium, with the french midfielder a fan favourite after helping to the Foxes to a maiden title win last season.
Ranieri will be wanting to maintain Leicester's excellent recent record against Chelsea, with a win and a draw in their previous two matches.
Leicester are 21/10 with Jamie Vardy at 5/1 to score first.
Chelsea have had an excellent start to life under Conte this season, this despite losing their last match 2-1 at home against Liverpool.
Goals from Dejan Lovren in the 17th minute and Jordan Henderson in the 36th gave Liverpool a 2-0 lead.
With the visitors high pressing game providing huge dividends, both goals were exceptionally well taken.
Lovren's finish was as good as that of any Premier League striker, with Henderson's 25-yard effort unsavable, curling in the top right-hand corner.
Chelsea do find themselves under slight pressure for the first time this season, with the last two results not what Conte would have wanted.
Mini Dip In Form
Diego Costa did manage to pull one back for the home side in the 61st minute but Chelsea rarely threatened.
This will worry Antonio Conte, with this Chelsea's first defeat of the season but it was in response to the disappointing draw against Swansea.
Chelsea still find themselves well placed in 5th, with 10 points and with no European football they will have a great chance of sustaining a title tilt.
This will be another tough fixture for Chelsea, with Leicester in great form having won both of their last two matches by 3-0 margins.
The Blues will be looking to build on their 3-2 win against Bristol Rovers, with this cup taking higher precedence in the absence of European football.
Antonio Conte will be looking to improve Chelsea's recent record against Leicester, with the Blues failing to beat Liverpool in their last two attempts.
Their overall record against Leicester is far better, having played 78, they have won 37, drawn 23 and lost 18, a record that Chelsea will be happy with.
Chelsea are 6/5 with Diego Costa at 9/2 to open the scoring.
Vardy to score first @ 5/1 and Leicester to win 2-1 @ 10/1