Fit Jamie Vardy set to return against defending champions Chelsea

Prediction: Chelsea vs Leicester City

Leicester City holds Chelsea at home goalless

And Puel, whose side travel to Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday, accepts he may allow fringe players to leave during the January transfer window.

A man out of form.

The Premier League is back this weekend which would usually fill me with delight after an average weekend of FA Cup betting - but then I took a look at the fixtures. The team have not fallen to defeat on home soil since Manchester City's 1-0 victory at the end of September. Midfielder Adrien Silva is set to make his first start for Leicester - he is the player they signed to replace Chelsea-bound Danny Drinkwater but missed the Federation Internationale de Football Association registration deadline by minutes on transfer deadline day.

Chelsea only have one injury to worry about for the visit of the 2015/16 champions.

Chelsea have no fresh injury concerns and a full squad to choose from, with the exception being new signing Ross Barkley, who is now ruled out due to a lack of fitness, so won't be making his Blues debut just yet.

Jamie Vardy struck in the previous match between these two sides and, after sitting out against his former club Fleetwood Town, the No.9 will be fresh to run relentlessly at the home defence. "I think it is important to get a good balance in the squad".

The Nigerian, who boasted one of the best strike rates in the Premier League before his move to the King Power Stadium, has only scored once in 13 Foxes appearances.

The Blues have faced Arsenal twice in recent weeks, drawing 2-2 in the Premier League last week and 0-0 in the League Cup on Wednesday, while they were also held to a goalless draw by Norwich City in the FA Cup last weekend.

Although Jamie Vardy missed out on the "Vardy Derby", the good news is he is available for selection against Chelsea. Don't forget, there is also £10,000 up for grabs in The Sportsman's flawless 10 game - it's free to play and all you need to do is successfully predict the outcomes of ten selected matches.

Wes Morgan and Danny Simpson (hamstring) and Robert Huth (ankle) are out but Christian Fuchs and Vicente Iborra are fit for Claude Puel's side at Stamford Bridge.

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