Willy Caballero will play in goal today and Tammy Abraham has been passed fit to start.
The Argentinian, who was between the posts for our FA Cup win at Hull last weekend, retains his place and ahead of him Toni Rudiger plays his 100th Chelsea game. Fit-again Reece James returns at right-back.
Explaining the Caballero selection, Frank Lampard said: 'With goalkeepers it is a decision you don’t take lightly and you have to look at what it means. They are very close and they work hard together each day but it is one I felt I would make for this game and I trust in Willy, he trains brilliantly and is a great professional. I trust in them both but it is a decision for today.'
Another who began the match at Hull, Pedro, retains his place and flanking Abraham, who is over his ankle injury sufficiently, on the other side today is Callum Hudson-Odoi.
For Leicester, topscorer Jamie Vardy, who came on as a sub during their midweek cup defeat, is back in the starting line-up following a muscle injury. They make one change from their last Premier League outing, a big win against West Ham.
Wilfred Ndidi, recently back from injury, was originally named in the line-up in place of Nampalys Mendy but suffered a problem in warming up so Hamza Choudhury plays instead.
Chelsea: Caballero; James, Christensen, Rudiger, Azpilicueta (c); Kante, Jorginho, Mount; Hudson-Odoi, Abraham, Pedro.
Subs: Kepa, Tomori, Alonso, Barkley, Kovacic, Willian, Batshuayi.
Leicester: Schmeichel (c); Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Choudhury,; Perez, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy.
Subs: Ward, Justin, Fuchs, Praet, Gray, Albrighton, Iheanacho.
.The referee is Lee Mason
There will be reaction to the team selection on the new Matchday Live show on The 5th Stand app from 12.15pm.
Chelsea have won seven of our past nine away games at Leicester in all competitions, drawing last season and losing 1-2 in the Foxes’ title-winning campaign of 2015/16.Leicester City are unbeaten in their last four Premier League games against Chelsea (one win, three draws), their best run since a run of five without defeat between April 1999 and February 2001.Chelsea have failed to score in three of our last four Premier League games against the Foxes.
Chelsea have won seven of our last 11 away Premier League games – only Liverpool (31) and Man City (25) have more away points than the Blues this season (22).Chelsea have lost our last three Premier League games against sides starting the day in the top four, losing twice to Liverpool and once to Man City in this run.Frank Lampard’s side have won four more points on the road this term than at Stamford Bridge.The Blues have scored 25 away Premier League goals – one more than we managed in the whole of the last campaign.