The Foxes did a great job last time out at home against West Brom when they took a pretty convincing 3:0 victory, showing more than satisfying offensive potential.
They started the match with absolutely no hesitation, scoring three during the first part over Vardy, Evans, and Iheanacho, and had the luxury to approach the second part more relaxed, but even so, were by far a superior side, having no problems keeping their sheet clean.
Currently, Leicester is at 3rd place in the rankings, closely followed by Chelsea, which has only one point less.
Left-back Justin (23/2) is injured, same as offensive midfielder Barnes (25/9). Doubtful is central-back Morgan (3/0).
Crystal Palace simply wasn’t in a position to match Chelsea in the last round when they were completely outplayed with a 1:4 result, back at their home stadium.
The hosts conceded three goals during the first thirty minutes, and another one later on in the 78th, only being able to score a comforting one in between, over Benteke in the 63rd in of the rare actual chances they had that day.
Crystal Palace is at the 13th spot on the table, at a safe distance from the danger zone, at least for now.
Injured are central defenders Sakho (4/0), Tomkins (5/0), right-back Clyne (13/0), midfielders McArthur (18/0) and McCarthy (12/0). Central back Cahill (16/1) is doubtful.
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Too much of a quality gap
The Foxes will have to repeat their good performance from the last round and take as much as they can out of this clash, as the situation on the table is pretty mixed up. Surely, they possess the quality, both individual and as a team, to win over Crystal Palace in this one with at least one goal difference, as the guests are clearly vulnerable at the back, while I can’t see them threatening much in the attack.