Leicester face their toughest test of the season so far, as they take on the league leaders and champions of Europe.
After the Foxes’ poor start, finding themselves 12th, Brendan Rodgers’ side will hope to earn something from the game.
Chelsea will be confident of picking up maximum points in the East-Midlands this weekend, but the Emirates FA Cup holders have a tendency to turn up against the big boys.
Leicester have a few injury concerns heading into the clash, but Rodgers will still be confident in his squad.
Kasper Schmeichel is certain to start in goal on Saturday, playing maximum minutes this season, he’s definite not to be dropped.
Ricardo Pereira is expected to start on the right side of a back four, with Timothy Castagne on the left. Caglar Soyuncu and Jonny Evans are likely to make up the center half pairing.
It’s been confirmed that Youri Tielemans will remain out for a few weeks, with Boubakary Soumare likely to replace him. Wilfred Ndidi is expected to partner the Frenchman. In the number 10 role could be James Maddison, who now has a crucial role of supplying creativity with no Tielemans in the side.
Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Pereira, Soyuncu, Evans, Castagne; Lookman, Ndidi, Soumare, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy.
Tuchel has some major injury concerns going into the game but has no fresh injury concerns.
Edouard Mendy has the most clean sheets this season, and has cemented his place as Europe’s top goalkeepers. He is expected to start in goal for the Blues.
Mateo Kovacic remains out, so Ngolo Kante and Jorginho are likely going to make up ground in the center of the park.
Chelsea XI: Mendy; Christensen, Silva, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell; Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech; Havertz.