Premier League leaders Chelsea travel to the champions Leicester this evening (5.30pm kick-off) hoping to get back to winning ways in the league.
Antonio Conte’s men saw their 13-match winning streak ended by Tottenham last week and, although they have since beaten Peterborough 4-1 in the third round of the FA Cup, they need a positive result at the King Power Stadium to maintain their supremacy in the title race.
The Blues are five points clear of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in second, but third place Spurs are in action in the early kick-off today, and could go within four points of Chelsea should they beat West Brom at White Hart Lane.
Nonetheless, Conte’s men will seek a 17th win of the league season at the King Power Stadium this evening, although they’ll have to be at their best to beat Claudio Ranieri’s Foxes, who have lost just twice there this season.
The champions’ title defence hasn’t gone terribly well this season – they are 15th in the table and just six points clear of the bottom three – yet they have been solid at home, winning five and drawing three of their ten matches.
Thus, it’ll be a tricky test for Conte’s Chelsea tonight, but here are THREE reasons why they will get back to winning ways…