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Leicester opted not to incude new signing Aleksandar Dragovic in their squad.

Robert Huth (ankle) and Vicente Iborra (groin) are both back in training after injury but today's match comes too soon for both players.

Eden Hazard, meanwhile, is able to make his first Chelsea appearance of the season. albeit it from the bench.

The Belgium playmaker is fit again after ankle surgery, while Danny Drinkwater is in line for his Chelsea debut against his former club.

Leicester: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs, Mahrez Ndidi, James, Albrighton, Slimani, Vardy.

Subs: Chilwell, Gray Iheanacho, King, Hamer, Amartey, Ulloa.

Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Moses, Bakayoko Fabregas, Kante, Alonso, Pedro, Morata.

Subs: Caballero Drinkwater, Hazard, Zappacosta, Willian, Batshuayi, Christensen.

Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

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23 minsminute by minute

Fabregas turns the ball into space in the inside right channel for Moses. He fires a low cross towards the near post, but Morgan acts to divert it behind.

21 minsminute by minute

SAVE! Luiz goes for the strike, and although he bends his effort around the wall, it's a comfortable save for Schmeichel as the bal bounces into his hands.

20 minsminute by minute

Ndidi brings down Pedro 30 yards from goal and the Chelsea free-kick specialists are lining up their efforts.

19 minsminute by minute

Slimani and Mahrez link up on the edge of the box, but the winger fails to pull the trigger when space presents itself. He eventually gets crowded out by the white shirts flooding back.

18 minsminute by minute

The home side are defending well at the moment as Pedro's attempted throughball for Morata is cut out by Maguire.

16 minsminute by minute

Morata drifts into space on the left flank and twice fails to deliver the ball into the box, highlighting why he plays as a forward rather than a wide man.

15 minsminute by minute

Fabregas cannot produce a threatening delivery from the corner, allowing the home side to clear the danger.

15 minsSTATS

Overall Possession Ratio

Possession

14 minsminute by minute

A cross-field pas from Fabregas finds Moses in space down the right. He has a dart at Fuchs and wins a corner for the Blues - playing in white today.

12 minsminute by minute

Simpson and Alonso collide in the air, which forces the game to stop as the Leicester full-back lands awkwardly.

10 minsminute by minute

CHANCE! Fabregas lifts a ball over the top of the Leicester defence for Morata's run. The Spaniard tries to take the ball in stride, but he scuffs his effort straight into the hands of Schmeichel. He should have hit the back of the net.

9 minsminute by minute

Alonso collects a deep cross at the back post and fires the ball towards Fabregas. He goes for the flick, but he miscues his strike. It deflects off Morgan and goes out for a corner to the visitors.

8 minsminute by minute

Leicester win a free-kick on the right flank and Mahrez puts the ball into a dangerous area, but the visitors are able to clear their lines.

6 minsminute by minute

Courtois is put under pressure again this time from a clearance. A poor first touch allows Vardy to close in, but the keeper just gets it away from the striker's attempted block on the slide.

6 minsminute by minute

Alonso pulls off on to the left flank and Azpilicueta attempts to find him, but he can only put the ball straight out for a throw-in.

4 minsminute by minute

Leicester are forcing Chelsea back in the early stages of the game and a header from Vardy has to be claimed under pressure by Courtois. Albrighton was just under his nose as the Belgian gathered.

3 minsminute by minute

Vardy finds space down the left inside channel and he cuts the ball back across the face of goal, but Slimani is on his heels, allowing Chelsea to clear the danger.

2 minsminute by minute

Bakayoko leads Chelsea forward through the middle of the park before feeding Morata. The Spaniard cuts back on to his right foot before striking, but his effort is saved by Schmeichel.

1 minsminute by minute

We're underway at the King Power Stadium.

The players are out on the pitch, so we should be underway shortly.

FLASHBACK! Chelsea won this fixture 3-0 last season. Marcos Alonso scored a brace, while Pedro also found the net in a comfortable win in January this year.

Eden Hazard starts from the bench along with new signings Davide Zappacosta and Danny Drinkwater, who could make his Chelsea debut against his old club.

Chelsea have made one change from their side from their win over Everton. Tiemoue Bakayoko gets the nod ahead of Willian, which could see Chelsea play a five-man midfield, with Pedro supporting Alvaro Morata in attack.

Leicester have made one change from their defeat to Manchester United. Islam Slimani starts ahead of Shinji Okazaki, who has been rested by Shakespeare this afternoon. Jamie Vardy leads the line, while Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton continue to operate on the flanks.

Chelsea subs: Caballero, Willian, Hazard, Drinkwater, Batshuayi, Zappacosta, Christensen.

CHELSEA (3-5-1-1): Courtois; Rudiger, Luiz, Azpilicueta; Moses, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro; Morata.

Leicester subs: Chilwell, Gray, Iheanacho, King, Hamer, Amartey, Ulloa.

LEICESTER (4-4-2): Schmeichel; Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs; Albrighton, Ndidi, James, Mahrez; Slimani, Vardy.

The team news has been announced and we'll start with the home side.

Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare has cleared the air with Riyad Mahrez following the midfielder’s antics on transfer deadline day.

Mahrez took the remarkable step of leaving the Algeria national squad in order to try to force a move away from the King Power Stadium.

The 26-year-old, who submitted a transfer request at the start of the summer, surprised Leicester with the move last week, with the club learning about his intentions via a Tweet from the Algerian FA stating that Mahrez had been given permission to leave their training camp to finalise a move.

Since his return from international duty, Mahrez has met with Shakespeare to explain his actions and the Leicester boss has praised the player for his honesty.

Asked if he knew Mahrez’s whereabouts on August 31, Shakespeare said: “I did try to call him but it was an international dialling tone and I wasn’t quite sure where he was. I would have suggested he was at an airport somewhere.

“I think the main content of the conversation between me and Riyad will stay private but what I will say is he was very transparent from the word go.

“In the conversations I had with him he said he wanted to play for a top six club. He made that very clear. And I can understand from him and his advisors what they were doing.

“But having talked to him over the last couple of days I am in no doubt of his professionalism and commitment to Leicester.”

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