Chelsea will be hoping to beat Leicester City so that they can wrap up the Premier League title as soon as possibleReuters

Chelsea travel to the King Power Stadium to take on Leicester City as they close in on their first Premier League title in five years.

The Blues are now only five points away from securing a second piece of silverware this season, following their triumph in the Capital One Cup in March.

They have played brilliant in the Premier League this season, and their excellent performances have brought them 10 points clear at the top of the table.

Had the Blues beaten Arsenal on Sunday, they would have been crowned champions if they managed to beat Leicester City on Wednesday.

Since the game ended in a draw, the Blues will have to wait until the weekend (when they play hosts Crystal Palace on Sunday) to be crowned champions even if they beat Leicester on Wednesday.

However, Chelsea will be currently concentrating on their game against Leicester rather than thinking about the Premier League title.

And Blues boss Jose Mourinho insists that the Foxes are a good team and Chelsea will not be taking them for granted on Wednesday.

"I was surprised with their [Leicester City] bad position. They are a good team with good players. I played them very early in the season at Stamford Bridge, and I could immediately feel the quality of the team," Mourinho told Chelsea's official website.

"They have lots of players. Their squad is a good squad, with options for every position, and they are playing well. They have more matches at home than away, at home to teams in the same area as them."

Although many are expecting the Blues to beat the Foxes, Mourinho says he will be satisfied if his team are able to get just one point on Wednesday.

"If we can get one point or three points on Wednesday it would be very good for us."

Leicester, on the other hand, will certainly be looking for a victory on Wednesday, even though they are the underdogs.

The Foxes were recently at the very bottom of the Premier League, but successive wins in their last four fixtures have seen them crawl out of the relegation zone.

However, Leicester are in a very precarious position as they are still just a point above the relegation zone, and a single defeat could see them slide right back into the drop zone.

And Leicester boss insists that his side need to remain focused when they play hosts to the Premier League leaders on Wednesday.

"What we have to remain is focused," Pearson told Leicester City's official website. "That's something that we will have to continue to work hard at because that is the most important thing."

"I'm not trying to play it down because at this stage and the situation that we're in, it's very positive to be able to talk about four wins on the trot."

"We've talked about this run-in and if we can get to the last four or five games in contention, and if we can go to the last game with our fate in our own hands, then that will be something that maybe a couple of months ago you hope and aim for, but it's probably not as realistic as it is now."

Expected Line-ups:

Leicester City: Schmeichel; De Laet, Huth, Morgan, Albrighton; King, James, Drinkwater, Konchesky, Wood; Kramaric

Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas, Cuadrado, Willian, Hazard; Drogba

Where to Watch Live:

The EPL match is scheduled for 7:45pm BST (12:15pm IST, 2:45am ET), starting with live coverage in India on Star Sports 4 and Star Sports 4 HD in India. The game can also be watched via live streaming online in India on

Catch the action live in the UK live on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD, while viewers can also watch the watch online via live streaming on Sky GO. Catch the game live in the US on NBCSN, while the action can also be live streamed online on NBC Sports Extra.

Audience in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the game via live streaming online on Bein Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa viewers can do the same on SuperSport online. Australia viewers can watch the game on Fox Sports 3 and live stream it on Foxtel Play.


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