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Chelsea captain John Terry has been out of action with an ankle injury picked up against Swansea City on September 11Reuters

N'Golo Kante will be the man in the spotlight as Chelsea host Leicester City in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Kante made a surprise move from the champions to West London before the start of the season, and the France international will be motivated to show his decision was the right one.

After the first seven matches of the Premier League, it is difficult to understand why Kane might have made the move, not because Leicester have been playing great football, but due to the fact that Chelsea haven't.

This Chelsea team is still very much a work in progress, with Antonio Conte still figuring out his best XI, and with Leicester playing in the Champions League this season and the Blues not, it would have made more sense for Kante to stick around with the reigning champions.

However, it was not to be and Kante, who has brought a lot more steel and running power to this Chelsea team, even if his influence might not be quite as high as last season, when he was one of the Premier League's best players, will now be keen to show just why he moved to the "bigger" club.

Kante could have a much more experienced player in John Terry mopping up problems behind him, with Conte likely to bring the club captain back. Terry has missed more than a month with an ankle injury, but with Conte now going back to his preferred three-man central defence, it would make sense for their defensive leader to return.

"Now, I have four central defenders and I have to take the decision for three," Conte said. "I try to take the best decision and see the whole situation. One must go on the bench."

Willian will miss the match after the playmaker was given compassionate leave following the death of his mother, while Victor Moses is a doubt with a muscle problem.

Claudio Ranieri will be relieved to have the services of Danny Drinkwater, who was absent from England action due to a groin injury. Ranieri, though, confirmed that the midfielder had trained without trouble this week and should be available for selection.

Nampalys Mendy's injury woes show no signs of ending with the midfielder trouble by a sore ankle, which could make the summer signing miss another match.

Confirmed lineups: Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Costa, Hazard.

Leicester City: Schmeichel; Hernandez, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs; Mahrez, Albrighton, Drinkwater, Amartey, Schlupp; Vardy, Musa.

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