Jamie Vardy fit to return for Leicester at Chelsea after injury
Jan 13 2018 by Michele Stevens
Chelsea's focus returns to the Premier League on Saturday for a potentially tricky encounter when Leicester City visit Stamford Bridge. He'll be looking back on the 2004 Champions League campaign which saw Shels take on Deportivo La Coruna at Lansdowne Road.
The England worldwide missed Saturday's FA Cup draw at former club Fleetwood but will travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
"We can cause them problems". Midfielder Adrien Silva is set to make his first start for Leicester - he is the player they signed to replace Chelsea-bound Danny Drinkwater but missed the Federation Internationale de Football Association registration deadline by minutes on transfer deadline day.
Jamie Vardy is fit again after missing Leicester's FA Cup trip to his former club Fleetwood.
Chelsea have no fresh injury concerns and a full squad to choose from, with the exception being new signing Ross Barkley, who is now ruled out due to a lack of fitness, so won't be making his Blues debut just yet.
Meanwhile, Danny Simpson faces a late fitness test on his hamstring.
Riyad Mahrez, a reported target for Liverpool and Arsenal, continues to be linked with a transfer away from Leicester, but Puel says the winger is happy at the club. "They lost to Watford, who have won once in a blue moon, and with Chelsea needing a win to consolidate their position in the top four, I fear for the Foxes".
Antonio Conte's men - as the odds suggest - ought to win, especially given their recent form at Stamford Bridge. The Foxes beat Chelsea 2-1 at the King Power Stadium in December 2015 which proved to be Jose Mourinho's last game in charge of the Blues. Neither Chelsea or Leicester have looked very solid in their last few games and it may come down to who wants it more. Islam Slimani worked well in a mostly full strength Leicester side last time out, scoring two goals against Huddersfield Town. I hope he can have more game time in the second half of the season'.
"Before I watched the Carabao Cup semi-final with Arsenal I would have said Chelsea would win this 3-0, but I'm not so sure now", Merson told Sky Sports.
Wolves are the Man City of the Championship this season so I like them to see off Barnsley at Oakwell, and Bradford should knock up a comfortable win at home against Northampton.