Former Premier League midfielder Paul Merson believes Leicester City will earn a point against Chelsea at home this weekend..
The Blues visit City on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the King Power Stadium. Both teams have had contrasting results in their last few games. While City lost 1-0 to Southampton in their last match, Chelsea won their second game of the week, defeating Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Following last weekend’s defeat, Brendan Rodgers’ side is now 15th in the table, two points clear of the relegation zone. Chelsea, on the other hand, has had a disappointing season, currently sitting in 10th place in the league..
Ahead of the game, the pundit shared his predictions for the outcome, highlighting one factor that could be crucial for Chelsea manager Graham Potter.
“Chelsea are looking like an interesting unit right now,” he told SportsKeeda. “Two back-to-back wins and two clean sheets and all of a sudden, you start to see their potential..
Graham Potter should keep the same team that easily defeated Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night. I hope he doesn’t change the team and make a lot of changes.
“Potter, in my opinion, needs to put together his best team and get rolling. You need stability and continuity, and Chelsea have suffered as a result of making too many changes in recent years..
His team selection against Dortmund was spot on, and they reaped the benefits.”
Merson also mentioned James Maddison’s potential impact on the team. After missing two games due to illness, the midfielder returned to the starting lineup against Southampton. He is expected to start again when the two teams meet on Saturday afternoon..
“With James Maddison in the starting XI, I think Leicester are a different team,” Merson added. “He’s got the guile to work Chelsea and I’ve got the feeling that the Blues are going to make five or six changes for this one. If they do that, I don’t see how they can win.
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