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.
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.
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.