Chelsea will be hoping to solve their recent goalscoring troubles on Saturday when they face Leicester City at Stamford Bridge.
Back-to-back goalless draws against Norwich City and Arsenal in the past week meant that it was the first time since November 2012 that Chelsea have drawn two consecutive matches 0-0.
Another goalless draw for Antonio Conte’s would be the first ever hat-trick of goalless stalemates in the 113-history of the club.
Here is how we predict The Blues will line-up against The Foxes on Saturday.
Predicted line-up (3-5-2): Thibaut Courtois; Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Gary Cahill; Victor Moses, N’Golo Kante, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Cesc Fabregas, Marcos Alonso; Eden Hazard, Alvaro Morata
Predicted substitutes: Willy Caballero, Antonio Rudiger, Davide Zappacosta, Danny Drinkwater, Pedro, Willian, Michy Batshuayi
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will be hoping for his 15th clean sheet in all competitions for the season against Leicester City; he is likely to keep his place in the side.
Captain Gary Cahill could return to the starting XI this weekend, with the player having not featured during the draw against Arsenal in midweek. If Cahill does return, Antonio Rudiger may drop down to the substitutes bench and Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen could be the men to partner Cahill in defence.
With Davide Zappacosta likely to be used in the FA Cup replay against Norwich City in midweek, Victor Moses may keep his place at right wing-back, despite Zappacosta’s recent run of good form.
Danny Drinkwater could drop out of the Chelsea midfield and may be replaced by Tiemoue Bakayoko for the match against his former side, with Conte likely to put a lot of faith in the Englishman for the upcoming cup tie against The Canaries. Bakayoko may feature in the centre of the five-man midfield, with former Fox N’Golo Kante and Spaniard Cesc Fabregas either side of him.
Making up the five-man midfield should be Marcos Alonso, who scored twice against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium last season.
The strike partnership of Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata both struggled in front of goal against Arsenal in midweek and they will hope to return to form on Saturday, with Conte likely to keep faith in the duo.
Leicester City have been a solid side over the last couple of months, but they have only won once in their last six matches in all competitions, making it the perfect opportunity for Chelsea to rediscover their best form at the weekend.
Score Prediction: Chelsea 2-0 Leicester City
By Jonty Colman