Finally, Chelsea fans have actually had something to cheer during the Graham Potter era! Last night saw Chelsea overcome a 1-0 hole to win their UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie with Borussia Dortmund, 2-1. That is now back to back wins across all competitions, and if they win at Leicester City, you will then have what is known as “a winning streak.”
I know that seems odd and foreign to Blues supporters, but rest assured this has happened before. (Said in the voice of Lou Brown from “Major League”)
Chelsea at Leicester City FYIs
Kickoff: Sat. March 11, 3pm, King Power Stadium
Chelsea Team News: go here
Transatlantic Passage: How the Premier League Redefined Soccer in America: LINK
PL Position: Chelsea 10th, 34 pts Leicester City 15th, 24 pts
Form Guide: Chelsea WLLDD Leicester City LLLWW
Google Result Probability: Chelsea 48% Leicester City 26% Draw 26%
What is the winning hand for Potter to play with his first team? It’s hard to say for sure, given the massive size of the squad right now. Plus that long injury list, which has plagued them all season, is now shortened considerably. So now Potter has more players to potentially call upon, and obviously that’s a great thing.
We’re going to go way out on a limb here and say that Pulisic goes from short cameo yesterday to a starting XI spot here. Sounds kind of crazy I know.
Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction at Leicester City
Kepa; James, Badiashile, Koulibaly, Chilwell; Kovacic, Enzo; Pulisic, Sterling, Felix; Havertz
Paul M. Banks is the owner/manager of The Sports Bank. He’s also the author of “Transatlantic Passage: How the English Premier League Redefined Soccer in America,” and “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry.”
He’s written for numerous publications, including the New York Daily News, Sports Illustrated and the Chicago Tribune. He regularly appears on NTD News and WGN News Now. Follow the website on Twitter and Instagram.
Leave a Reply