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How Chelsea could line up against Leicester City

Ahead of Saturday's Premier League fixture between Leicester City and Chelsea, Sports Mole looks at how the visitors could line up in the East Midlands.

Chelsea make the trip to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City looking to get back to winning ways in the Premier League.

Despite a strong run of form during Christmas and into the New Year, the Blues picked up just one point from games against Newcastle United and Arsenal.

Those results have left Frank Lampard's side eight points adrift of third-placed Leicester, while they remain six points ahead of their nearest challengers for fourth position.

Here, Sports Mole predicts how Chelsea could line up for the showdown in the East Midlands.


Out: Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Achilles), Christian Pulisic (groin)
Doubtful: Reece James (knee), Tammy Abraham (ankle)

> Click here for Chelsea's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this match

After suffering a problem with his ankle against Arsenal on January 21, Tammy Abraham will continue to be assessed by the club's medical staff ahead of this game.

Should the academy graduate miss out, Michy Batshuayi is expected to be handed his first Premier League start of the season.

However, Lampard should be able to call upon Reece James, despite the right-back having sat out the last two fixtures with a knee injury.

That would see Cesar Azpilicueta switch to the opposite side of the backline, and further changes could be made in the centre with the places of Antonio Rudgier and Andreas Christensen at risk.

Lampard has made a habit of rewarding players for their most recent performances, which could lead to Kurt Zouma and Fikayo Tomori remaining in the team after they impressed against Hull City in the FA Cup.

While Lampard will consider including Mason Mount or Ross Barkley, the Blues boss is more likely to opt for the trio of Jorginho, N'Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic in midfield.

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