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How Chelsea line-up against Leicester today

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helsea welcome Mateo Kovacic and Armando Broja back from to the squad from injury for Leicester’s visit to Stamford Bridge, with both on the bench.

N’Golo Kante missed the match through injury with the Frenchman out for “four-plus weeks”, according to Thomas Tuchel after he suffered a hamstring injury against Tottenham two weeks ago.

Kalidou Koulibaly is suspended after receiving a red card for two bookings against Leeds last week. Manager Thomas Tuchel serves a touchline ban after his fracas with Antonio Conte in Chelsea’s last home game.

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Conor Gallagher or Ruben Loftus-Cheek both keep their places, as Reece James once again starts in the back three. Trevoh Chalobah comes into the defence.

Ben Chilwell has to settle for a place on the bench once again, as Marc Cucurella starts at left-wing back. The front three is as expected.

Chelsea XI: Mendy; James, Thiago Silva, Chalobah; Loftus-Cheek, Gallagher, Jorginho, Cucurella; Mount, Havertz, Sterling.

Subs: Kepa, Ampadu, Azpilicueta, Chilwell, Kovacic, Hudson-Odoi, Pulisic, Ziyech, Broja

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