Saturday's Super 6 Picks: Chelsea To Beat Leicester At Stamford Bridge

  • Saturday's Super 6 Picks: Chelsea To Beat Leicester At Stamford Bridge

Saturday's Super 6 Picks: Chelsea To Beat Leicester At Stamford Bridge

Antonio Conte said Chelsea's midweek draw with Arsenal was the reason for their lacklustre 0-0 draw against Leicester at Stamford Bridge.

It was a torrid affair for the home side, with Eden Hazard being substituted for the fourth game in a row and Gary Cahill going off with a hamstring injury. "But there is something odd if, after the first game we lost against Burnley, the press pushed quickly to sack me for another coach".

He said on the BBC's Final Score programme: "I think the way Chelsea are asked to play hard work is the first thing you have to offer and they are running out of steam".

Whereas Chelsea stormed to the title last season after Antonio Conte's switch to a three-man defence, his default formation this time around has been the 3-5-2.

After a run of four straight wins before Christmas, Leicester has lost three of their last five matches and drew 0-0 with Fleetwood in the FA Cup third round last weekend. They play at home. Then we tried to win the game.

In search of some inspiration and innovation, Conte switched to a 3-4-3 formation when he withdrew Fabregas and Hazard, sending wingers Pedro and Willian onto the field.

"For sure Vardy is a really good player and I don't like to speak about players of other teams, but in this case we are not talking about transfer market".

For more build up check out our match preview and see below for all the information on how to watch, along with team news and lineups when they come.

Arsenal are aiming to try and break back into the top four this season after the disappointment of their fifth-placed finish last term left them playing Europa League football.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates the opening goal scored by Riyad Mahrez during the Premier League match between Watford and Leicester City at Vicarage Road on December 26, 2017 in Watford, England.

Meanwhile, Jonny Evans helped to end West Bromwich Albion's long wait for an EPL win with a 2-0 home victory over Brighton.