Chelsea have enjoyed a positive start to March, with back-to-back wins across all competitions — for the first time since October — ahead of facing Leicester City in Premier League action this weekend.
Graham Potter’s team rose to the challenge of beating Borussia Dortmund 2-0 to seal their place in the Champions League quarterfinals and ease the pressure on the former Brighton & Hove Albion boss.
A trip to the King Power Stadium presents a chance to record successive Premier League victories for the first time in 2023, with Brendan Rodgers’ side losing their past three league games.
Here’s all the key information on the match including kickoff time, live streaming and TV channels, lineups and betting odds.
What time is Leicester City vs Chelsea kick off?
This Premier League clash kicks off at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, March 11 at 15:00 local time.
Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:
|USA||Sat, Mar. 11||10:00 ET|
|Canada||Sat, Mar. 11||10:00 ET|
|UK||Sat, Mar. 11||15:00 GMT|
|Australia||Sun, Mar. 12||02:00 AEDT|
|India||Sat, Mar. 11||20:30 IST|
|Hong Kong||Sat, Mar. 11||23:00 HKT|
|Malaysia||Sat, Mar. 11||23:00 MYT|
|Singapore||Sat, Mar. 11||23:00 SGT|
|New Zealand||Sun, Mar. 12||04:00 NZDT|
Leicester City vs Chelsea live stream, TV channel
Here’s how to watch all of the action from this match in some of the major territories:
|USA||NBC USA Network, Universo||Universo NOW, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, NBC Sports site/app|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport 9 NZ||Sky Sport NOW|
|India||Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports 3 Asia||JioTV, Hotstar VIP|
|Hong Kong||Now Premier League 2 (Ch.622)||Now E|
|Malaysia||Astro Supersport 3||
|Singapore||222 Hub Premier 2||StarHub TV+|
UK: This match will not be broadcast live in the UK due to the Saturday 3 p.m. kickoff embargo.
USA: This match streams on the NBC USA Network platform for subscribers in both English and Spanish.
Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live streaming exclusively via fuboTV in Canada.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on demand on Optus Sport.
Leicester City vs Chelsea lineups
Rodgers is still without key pair Youri Tielemans and Victor Kristiansen through injury, but Northern Ireland international Jonny Evans could return to the squad following a long-term thigh problem. Jannik Vestergaard will almost certainly not feature after reportedly being told to train away from the first team following criticism of Rodgers in an interview.
Harvey Barnes faces a battle to be fit in time to play, with Rodgers indicating he should be okay, as part of a potentially unchanged starting side.
Leicester City starting XI (4-2-3-1): Ward (GK) — Pereira, Souttar, Faes, Castagne — Mendy, Dewsbury-Hall — Tete, Maddison, Barnes — Iheanacho
Leicester City subs: Iversen (GK), Thomas, Soyuncu, Evans, Ndidi, Amartey, Daka, Vardy, Praet
Chelsea’s injury list is beginning to show signs of improvement this month, with Thiago Silva and N’Golo Kante set to return after the international break, and Mason Mount back fit.
Potter shuffled his team slightly for the win over Dortmund, and Benoit Badiashile is expected to return ahead of Marc Cucurella, with Raheem Sterling, Joao Feliz and Kai Havertz leading the attack. Reece James is out for Leicester, though, and Sterling is a doubt.
Chelsea starting XI (3-4-3): Kepa (GK) — Fofana, Koulibaly, Badishile — Gallagher, Kovacic, Fernandez, Chilwell — Mount, Havertz, Felix
Chelsea subs: Bettinelli (GK), Cucurella, Chalobah, Loftus-Cheek, Zakaria, Mudryk, Sterling, Pulisic, Ziyech
Leicester City vs Chelsea prediction, odds
Potter will be hoping his team can maintain their momentum ahead of a crunch run of matches in the coming weeks as he aims to stay on track across Premier League and Champions League action.
Rodgers’ Foxes continue to struggle with inconsistency, and Chelsea need to utilise their recent boost as they look to make sure they will be playing European football of some kind next season.
Prediction: 2-1 Chelsea win
|Leicester City win||+270||14/5||3.80||3.62|
|Over/Under 2.5 goals||-111 / -125||10/11, 4/5||1.95 / 1.85||1.90 / 1.84|
|Both teams to score Y/N||-130 / -111||8/11, 1/1||1.75 / 2.00||1.72 / 1.90|