Match Preview

Chelsea vs Leicester - stats

Back from Turkey, Chelsea's focus quickly turns to Premier League action and our first home game under Frank Lampard. We start our look forward to Leicester's visit by examining the key facts and figures...

Chelsea's recent home record

Chelsea have won our opening home league match in 14 of the last 16 seasons (14 wins, one draw, one defeat), with our only defeat coming as reigning champions in 2017/18 against Burnley.

Chelsea have only lost one of our last 22 home league games (13 wins eight draws), though that defeat did come against Leicester in December 2018.

The Blues have failed to score in two consecutive top-flight games, last doing so in three in a row in September 2007 (a run of four).

In his playing career for the Blues, Frank Lampard scored three goals against Leicester, and won all five games he played against them.

Lampard scored a hat-trick against Leicester in a 2007 League Cup tie

League games since
A home win: 0
A home draw: 1
A home defeat: 9

Chelsea vs Leicester head-to-head record

The Foxes were the only away side to win at Stamford Bridge last season in our 19 league home matches. Leicester’s 1-0 victory was only their second at the Bridge against the Blues in 13 meetings in the competition, and their first since September 2000.

Chelsea last won at home against Leicester in October 2016. Goals came from Diego Costa (7), Eden Hazard (33) and Victor Moses (80) in a 3-0 victory.

Leicester are looking to win consecutive away league matches against Chelsea for the first time since October 1961.

Biggest league win for each team:
Leicester 0-4 Chelsea 2003/04
Chelsea 4-0 Leicester 1924/25, 1957/58, 1994/95
Leicester 4-0 Chelsea 1924/25
Leicester’s biggest win at Stamford Bridge is 3-1 in 1960/61 and 1961/62


Premier League, Stamford Bridge, 22.12.18, 3pm

Chelsea (4-3-3) Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta (c), Rüdiger, David Luiz, Alonso; Kanté, Jorginho (Fàbregas 74), Kovacic (Loftus-Cheek 60); Pedro, Hazard, Willian (Giroud 61)
Unused subs Caballero, Cahill, Zappacosta, Barkley.
Injured Christensen, Morata
Head coach Maurizio Sarri

Leicester (4-3-3) Schmeichel; Pereira, Morgan (c), Maguire, Chilwell; Choudhury, Mendy, Ndidi; Albrighton, Vardy (Iheanacho 83), Maddison (Gray 82).
Unused subs Ward, Fuchs, Evans, Iborra, Okazaki.
Manager Claude Puel
Booked Ndidi 30, Mendy 80
Scorer Vardy 51

Referee Lee Probert
Attendance 40,558

TOP 5 - Goals v Leicester!

Leicester stats

Last season
Premier League - ninth
FA Cup - third round
League Cup -  quarter-finals
Top scorer all competitions - Jamie Vardy 18

Last season’s Premier League stats
Most starts: Schmeichel 38, Ndidi 37, Chilwell 36
Most goals: Vardy 18, Maddison 7, Gray 4.
Most assists: Maddison 7, Pereira 6, Chilwell, Tielemans and Vardy 4
Most clean sheets: Schmeichel 10

After their draw against Wolves last week, Leicester have won their opening Premier League match of a season just once in their last 11 attempts (drawn five, lost five) - against Sunderland in 2015/16.

Leicester have failed to score in each of their last three games - this is only the second time a Brendan Rodgers side has done so, after a run of three games with Swansea City in November 2011.

Jamie Vardy has netted 53 per cent of Leicester's goals under Brendan Rodgers (9/17).

Vardy scored the winner in the corresponding fixture last season

Leicester didn't have a shot on target against Wolves until the 83rd minute, courtesy of substitute Harvey Barnes - their latest first attempt on target in a Premier League game since May 2018 v West Ham (86th minute).

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has only faced Aberdeen and Rangers more often during his managerial career (13 games) than Chelsea (12 games).

Brendan Rodgers managerial record against Chelsea.
Won 0
Drawn 6
Lost 6


Sunday 11 August
Leicester 0 Wolves 0
Team 4-1-4-1: Schmeichel (c); Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Ndidi; Perez (Albrighton 76), Tielemans, Choudhury (Barnes 61), Maddison; Vardy.

Leicester's pre-season 

Leicester’s six pre-season friendlies were all played in England. They won their first three at Scunthorpe, Cheltenham and Cambridge United, then drew at Rotherham and beat Stoke on the same day with split squads before defeating Atalanta, including Chelsea loanee Mario Pasalic, at The King Power.

Pre-season scorers: (12 in total)
Iheanacho 3, Albrighton 2, Perez 2, Vardy 2, Choudhury 1, Maguire 1, Tielemans 1

League games since
An away win: 2
An away draw: 1
An away defeat: 0

Ayoze Perez scores against Atalanta in pre-season

Leicester summer transfers


Ayoze Perez - Newcastle
Youri Tielemans - Monaco
James Justin - Luton
Dennis Praet - Sampdoria
Vontae Daley-Campbell - Arsenal
George Hirst - OH Leuvens
Ali Reghba - Bohemians
Mitchell Clark - Free
Callum Hulme - Bury


Harry Maguire - Manchester United
Shinji Okazaki - Malaga
Danny Simpson - Released
Daniel Iversen - Rotherham, loan
Elliot Moore - Oxford United
Josh Knight - Peterborough, loan
Ryan Loft - Carlisle, loan
Layton Ndukwu - Southend, loan
Callum Elder - Hull


There are no suspensions. 

Premier League bookings list
Chelsea: Abraham 1, Jorginho 1, Kante 1, Zouma 1
Leicester: None

Chelsea vs Leicester referee

Referee: Graham Scott
VAR: Mike Dean

Scott was the official for two of our Premier League wins last season – away to Fulham and home to Brighton.

Click to read more stats for the 2019/20 campaign, and to find out more about the new laws this season

Club statistician Paul Dutton provides all the key facts and figures.