By Joe Apu
Not since the 2013-14 campaign has a team other than Chelsea or Leicester City lifted the Premier League title.
Champions in two of the last three seasons, Chelsea will be looking to continue their pursuit of runaway leaders Manchester City when they welcome eighth-placed Leicester to Stamford Bridge today.
The key attraction in this game is however the battle of supremacy between Victor Moses of Chelsea and Wilfred Ndidi. Both men are players dear to the heart of Gernot Rohr who is keenly watching his players across Europe ahead of the FIFA World Cup due in June in Russia later in the year.
Chelsea will attempt to win their first match of 2018 when they welcome Leicester to the English capital. The Blues thumped Stoke City 5-0 in their final game of 2017, but have drawn each of their three fixtures across three separate competitions since the turn of the year.
Indeed, a 2-2 draw away to Arsenal in the Premier League on January 3 was followed by goalless draws against Norwich City and Arsenal in the FA Cup and EFL Cup respectively over the last week.
Chelsea also have the Champions League to think about as they prepare to tackle Barcelona over the next couple of months, but Conte’s immediate focus will be on returning to winning ways in the Premier League.
Leicester will enter this weekend’s match with seventh-placed Burnley firmly in their sights. It is going to be difficult for the Foxes to break into the top six this season, but they will be confident of finishing as ‘the best of the rest.’
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Author: Uche Atuma