Sport Chelsea predicted XI: Leicester City (H)

18:41  12 january  2018
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It’s back to Premier League action for Chelsea this weekend as Leicester City travel to Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are unbeaten in their last six Premier League games and will be leapfrog Manchester United into second place, even if it is momentarily.

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has some decisions to make this weekend after naming a strong squad to face Arsenal in the first leg of their Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.

Here’s how we think the Blues could line up.

Chelsea make contact with Leicester for Slimani loan deal .
Chelsea have made contact with Leicester City over a deal to sign striker Islam Slimani on loan. The Sunday Times reports that Slimani is the latest name to be linked with a move to Stamford Bridge. Antonio Conte has made a striker his top priority this month as he looks to provide more competition for the out-of-form Alvaro Morata. Leicester are reportedly open to selling the player this month but are not keen to see the player leave on loan. Chelsea have been heavily linked with a move for Roma striker Edin Dzeko, with reports in Italy claiming the Blues are closing in on a deal to sign the player. Slimani would be available in the Champions League for Chelsea, unlike Dzeko, who would be cup-tied. Andy Carroll and Peter Crouch have also been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this month, with Conte looking for a target man to boost Chelsea’s options in the final third.

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