• Leicester have won just one of their last nine Premier League games against Chelsea, though it was this exact fixture last season (D1 L7).
  • Indeed, Chelsea have won three of their last four visits in the Premier League to Leicester (L1), with two of those wins masterminded by Claudio Ranieri in 2002 and 2004.
  • Despite winning the league last season, Claudio Ranieri's Premier League win percentage was better at Chelsea (52%) than it currently is at Leicester City (48%).
  • Chelsea have not beaten the reigning Premier League champion twice in the same season since 2009/10, a season in which they ended up lifting the trophy.
  • Diego Costa has scored in two of his three Premier League games against the Foxes, though both goals have been at Stamford Bridge.
  • Costa has had a hand in 11 goals in his last 11 Premier League appearances away from home (nine goals, two assists).
  • Chelsea have the best points differential from this season to last after 20 games (+26), while Leicester City have the worst (-19).
  • Chelsea's 49-point tally from 20 Premier League games this season is nine more than Leicester City had at this stage last season in their title winning campaign (40).
  • Antonio Conte's Chelsea have made the fewest changes to their starting XI overall this season (19), although 10 of these have come in the last five matches.
  • Conte has not lost two successive league matches away from home as a manager since May 2011 while boss of Serie A side Siena.
  • Chelsea won more Premier League games in December (6) than Leicester City have done all season (5).
  • 18 of the 21 Premier League points that Leicester City have won this season in the Premier League have come at home (86%).
  • The Foxes will be missing three players for this game due to their involvement in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations: Riyad Mahrez, Islam Slimani and Daniel Amartey, who have provided nine goals and six assists between them in the Premier League this season.