CHELSEA VS LEICESTER CITY: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Leicester City on Saturday at Stamford Bridge, here are all you need to know:

1. The kick-off is 15:00 GMT.

2. The referee for the game is Mike Jones. His last match at Stamford Bridge was Bournemouth’s Boxing Day 2016 visit, which Chelsea won 3-0.

3. Chelsea have conceded just six goals in the past 13 Premier League matches, keeping eight clean sheets during that run.

4. Chelsea have won seven consecutive home Premier League games, with five clean sheets.

5. Leicester have both scored and conceded in 14 of their 22 league games this season – more than any other Premier League side.

6.  Davide Zappacosta (who had no goals or assists in his first 11 Premier League games) has come off the bench to either score or assist a goal in each of his last two league appearances.

7.  Chelsea have scored 13 headed goals in the Premier League campaign (17 in all competitions), more than any other club. Last season the Blues managed 10 in all competitions.

8. Chelsea have lost just one of our last 11 meetings with Leicester in the Premier League (W9 D1 L1) – losing 1-2 in December 2015 at the King Power Stadium.

9. Four of Pedro’s five goals this season have come from outside the box.

10. Leicester have won just once in their 11 previous Premier League visits to Stamford Bridge (W1 D3 L7) – winning 2-0 in September 2000, with Muzzy Izzet and Stan Collymore getting on the scoresheet.

11.  Twenty-two of the Chelsea’s league goals have been scored by Spanish players, more than any other side in Europe’s big five leagues – including Spain’s Primera Liga.

12. Leicester have lost 12 of their last 14 games against Chelsea in all competitions (W1 D1).

13. Leicester are winless in their last 12 away Premier League games against ‘big six’ opposition (W0 D3 L9) – losing each of the last five.

14.  Michy Batshuayi’s next appearance will be his 50th for Chelsea in all competitions.

15. Antonio Conte has won 25 of his opening 30 home Premier League games as manager, no boss in the competition has won more of their first 30. Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti also won 25, with Mourinho drawing and Ancelotti losing their 31st home games in charge.

16.  Twenty-two (or 43 per cent) of Jamie Vardy’s 51 Premier League goals have come against the ‘big six’ clubs.

17. Riyad Mahrez has been directly involved in 14 goals (seven goals, seven assists) after 22 Premier League games this season; nine more than he had managed after as many games in 2016/17 (three goals, two assists).

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