Five Chelsea stars to miss Leicester game due to injury and fitness

Chelsea's English defender Reece James (Photo by GLYN KIRK/IKIMAGES/AFP via Getty Images)
Chelsea's English defender Reece James (Photo by GLYN KIRK/IKIMAGES/AFP via Getty Images) /

These five Chelsea stars will miss out on the Leicester City fixture on Saturday afternoon due to reported injury and fitness issues. This matchup is definitely an intriguing one, as The Pride of London explain.

If there ever was a Premier League game upcoming that shall likely end in a draw, the recently hapless Foxes and an only now improving Blues would qualify. However, you can ignore my forecast if you’re a betting person – you can also click he for direct tips in that case – because Google’s win probability score has CFC at 48 per cent. Meanwhile the east Midlands outfit are given 25%; there is apparently a 27% likelihood of a stalemate at King Power Stadium. In the last three meetings in all competitions between the pair of Premier League clubs, Chels’ were victorious on three occasions. Brendan Rodgers’ men won once, and there was one tie.

Another element that may help decide the match is the fact that Graham Potter will be without a quintet of potentially important footballers, if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is still considered of importance. Potter’s pre-match press conference took place on Thursday afternoon ahead of the match on Saturday, March 11. The former Brighton & Hove Albion gaffer declared five Blues unavailable: N’Golo Kante, Reece James, Mason Mount, Aubameyang and Raheem Sterling (most likely). Obviously leaders like Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta remain unfit; Edouard Mendy and Armando Broja are also sidelined presently.

Ex-Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel was reportedly dismissed for mysterious reasons, whatever that means

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A Daily Mail article contained unflattering claims about Tuchel from his ex-wife, Friday. There is a rumour that the German was dismissed from Stamford Bridge because players had lost respect for him, along with other off-field reasons. The onetime Blues boss is currently seeking an injunction to stop her book being published, the piece suggests.