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CHELSEA VS LEICESTER CITY

Published:Friday | May 13, 2016 | 5:00 AM

CHELSEA (4-2-3-1)

COURTOIS, AZPLICUETA, IVANOVIC, CAHILL, BABA-RAHMAN, MIKEL, MATIC, WILLIAN, FABREGAS, HAZARD,

TRAORE

LEICESTER (4-4-2)

VARDY, OKAZAKI,

ALBRIGHTON, KANTE, DRINKWATER, MAHREZ,

SIMPSON, MORGAN, WASILEWSKI, FUCHS,

SCHMEICHEL

Former Barclays Premier League champions Chelsea will give a guard of honour to new title holders Leicester City and, in particular, their manager, Claudio Ranieri, who spent four years at Stamford Bridge between 2000 and 2004.

If Leicester can win in London they will extend their unbeaten run to 12 games; they have already taken 27 points from a possible 33.

With one game to play, the Foxes have already broken just about every club record in the Premier League: games won (23), games lost (3), goals scored (67), goals conceded (35) and points won (80).

They can also plan for life in next season's Champions League, starting in the group stages, which is something Chelsea will miss.

The Blues drew at Liverpool on Wednesday meaning that Chelsea can finish no higher than ninth, their worst final place since then were 11th 20 years ago.

Leicester beat Chelsea 2-1 at the King Power Stadium in December with Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez scoring the goals. How fitting that Vardy won the Football Writers' Footballer of the Year and Mahrez collected the Players' Player of the year.