Chelsea – Leicester: prediction for the match of the championship of England
The victory in the match Chelsea – Leicester on December 22, 2018 will allow the hosts to continue the fight for medals and maintain a lead over their pursuers. The match at the Stamford Bridge stadium will start at 18:00 Moscow time.Chelsea “Blues” continue to chase the leaders and see no obstacles in the face of their opponents. Failed to stop the wards of Sarri and the players of Brighton, who capitulated to Chelsea in the previous round. The trip to Brighton began more than successfully for the guests, the Londoners went on the attack from the starting minutes and quickly took the lead. Chelsea scored the first goal in the 17th minute, Pedro reacted to Hazard’s pass and rolled the ball into an empty corner of the goal. Very soon, the scored goal was also celebrated by the author of the assist, Azar ran away from three defenders and went to meet with the goalkeeper, the goalkeeper failed to react to the Belgian’s blow and conceded for the second time in the 33rd minute. The players of the “blue” did not feel resistance from the enemy and brought the first half to a landslide victory. Little has changed since the break, as Brighton continued to fight back, while Chelsea players loaded the ball into the hosts’ goal all the time. Marcos Alonso had a great chance to score the third goal for the “pensioners”, the Spaniard shot sharply from the corner of the penalty area, but the ball hit the post. Alonso’s unrealized moment gave an impetus to Brighton’s players, and two minutes later they returned the intrigue, in the 66th minute Solomon March hit hard from the goalkeeper’s area and hit the guests’ gate – 1:2. The conceded goal forced the Blues to focus on defense, so the fans no longer saw active attacking actions from their side. “Pensioners” won and in the match Chelsea – Leicester they need to try to achieve the same result. Leicester The Foxes continue their decline in the standings, and they need to urgently correct the situation. Leicester players have not celebrated a victory for three rounds, which is why they slipped to the 12th position in the Premier League. Another loss of points came in the match of the previous round against Crystal Palace, who are fighting for survival. Departure to London for the Leicester players was unsuccessful from the first half. The hosts managed to score in the 39th minute, Luka Milivojevic delivered a great long-range shot and left no chance for the goalkeeper, after which the Eagles began to play defensively and rarely allowed the guests to create anything serious. The first scoring chances for Claude Puel’s wards began to appear only after the break, and their number was not impressive either. The only good moment of the guests was Jamie Vardy, the Englishman was in an excellent position and struck a good shot in the center, but the Palace goalkeeper was in place and moved the ball into the post. The Foxes lost their away match and in the Chelsea – Leicester match they will try to break this sad series. Odds for the match Chelsea – Leicester on December 22, 2018 The bookmakers from the Pari-Match company leave no chance for the guests and give full advantage to Sarri’s wards. Odds for the match Chelsea – Leicester: Chelsea win – 1.30; Draw – 5.50; Leicester win – 9.70. Chelsea – Leicester: prediction for the match The guests are not playing at all, and then they are counterbalanced by Chelsea, which has clearly gained momentum and is not going to retreat. Prediction for the match Chelsea – Leicester: Chelsea total over 2.5, odds – 2.30.