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Stamford Bridge hosts an appealing English Premier League matchup on Thursday. Chelsea takes on Leicester City in a battle between intriguing rivals. Leicester is in ninth place in the EPL table, while Chelsea is in the top four and seeking a top-three finish. The two clubs are 3-3-3 in the last nine matches, including a Chelsea win earlier this season.

Caesars Sportsbook lists Chelsea as the -235 favorite (risk $235 to win $100) in its latest Chelsea vs. Leicester odds. Leicester is a +650 underdog, a draw is priced at +360, and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 3.5. Before making any Leicester City vs. Chelsea picks, be sure to see what proven soccer insider Martin Green is saying.

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated over $37,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season and is 34-30-3 (+406) since January 1 on Premier League picks. He has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.

Now, Green has taken an in-depth look at Chelsea vs. Leicester City and just locked in his picks and Premier League predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Leicester City vs. Chelsea:

  • Chelsea vs. Leicester City spread: Chelsea -1.5 (+110)
  • Chelsea vs. Leicester City over-under: 3.5 goals 
  • Chelsea vs. Leicester City money line: Chelsea -235, Draw +360, Leicester +650 
  • CHE: The Blues have scored 73 goals in league play this season
  • LEI: The Foxes have scored eight goals in their last two league games

Why you should back Chelsea

Chelsea's statistical profile is quite strong in 2021-22. The Blues are in the top three of the EPL in goals (73), assists (49) and assists per 90 minutes (1.36) on offense, with top-three marks in goals allowed (31) and save percentage (75.7 percent on defense). Chelsea is in the top three of the EPL in expected goal differential (+28.4) and the Blues have 16 clean sheets. Mason Mount keys the Chelsea attack, ranking in the top six of the EPL in assists (10), assists per 90 minutes (0.40) and goals + assists (21). 

From there, Chelsea has been impressive at home, losing only three of 17 matches and allowing only 20 goals. Leicester is struggling to defend this season with only seven clean sheets in 36 EPL matches, and the Foxes have issues in stopping set pieces. Leicester also has nine losses in 18 road matches, and Chelsea defeated Leicester by a 3-0 margin earlier in the season.

Why you should back Leicester City

Leicester is keyed by high-scoring stars. Jamie Vardy is a clear standout, scoring 14 goals in EPL play this season. Vardy leads the entire EPL in scoring 0.77 goals per 90 minutes, and he also leads the league with 0.29 goals per shot. Vardy is flanked by James Maddison, who has 10 goals and seven assists, and Harvey Barnes, who has six goals and nine assists in league play. Barnes is in the top five of the EPL with 0.41 assists per 90 minutes, and Leicester has one of the best attacking profiles in the EPL on the offensive side. That includes at least one goal in nine of the last 10 league games and eight goals in the last two matches. 

Leicester City has also enjoyed success at Stamford Bridge with only one loss in the last five trips, and the Blues have only two wins in their last seven matches on home soil.

How to make Chelsea vs. Leicester City picks

Green has taken an intensive look at the Chelsea vs. Leicester matchup from every angle. He has locked in a pair of best bets that he's saying are must-back picks. He's only sharing those picks on SportsLine.

So who wins Chelsea vs. Leicester City? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the Chelsea vs. Leicester City match, all from the expert who is red-hot on his soccer picks, and find out.