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Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Leicester vs Chelsea

James Maddison and Andreas Christensen

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Leicester City are preparing to host Chelsea in the Premier League on Tuesday, January 19. Ahead of the game, BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson has stated his prediction.

“Leicester will go back to the top of the table for the first time since 20 November if they beat Chelsea, and they played very well when they beat Southampton at the weekend.

“I just have a feeling the Foxes might slip up this time, though. Aside from that win over Saints, their home form is generally not that great and they have a fitness doubt over Jamie Vardy too.

“Vardy has a sore hip that flared up on Saturday and, although he might be fit to start this game, the only way to clear it up completely is to rest him, which is hard when games come thick and fast like they are at the moment.

“Chelsea are hardly flying either, mind you. They got a much-needed win over Fulham on Saturday but it was not exactly convincing, despite them being against 10 men for the whole of the second half.

“The Blues were in poor form before that game but I always thought they were capable of going on a good run, like they did at the start of the season.

“Having watched them, I am not so sure, but I do fancy them here. Weaker teams than them, like West Ham, Aston Villa and Fulham, have all gone to King Power Stadium and won in the league this season, and I’m backing Chelsea to do the same.”

Lawrenson’s score prediction: 0-2

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