Chelsea vs Leicester City: Team news, TV channel and stream details ahead of Champions League race clash

The race for a place in the top four continues when third v fourth meet at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea host Leicester City at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea host Leicester City at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea and Leicester City meet again just a few days after their FA Cup final clash at Wembley.

And there is just as much riding on this Premier League game as both teams look to qualify for the Champions League.

Sign up to our World of Sport newsletter

Leicester, who won the FA Cup 1-0 against the Blues thanks to Youri Tieleman’s stunning strike, go into the game in third, two points ahead of Chelsea.

With Liverpool breathing down their necks, it is a huge game for both sides. Here’s all you need to know.

What time is kick-off?

The game kicks off at 8.15pm at Stamford Bridge.

What TV channel is Chelsea vs Leicester on? Stream details

The game is live on Sky Sports Premier League. The programme starts at 8pm, after the earlier Premier League game between xxxx

You can get a Sky Sports subscription here or NOW TV pass just for the game here.

Chelsea team news

Mateo Kovacic and Andreas Christensen could return for Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel.

Kovacic has been out of action with a hamstring problem and just failed in his bid to be fit for Saturday’s FA Cup final.

Christensen has been dealing with a leg tendon issue but could strengthen the Blues’ options in defence.

Chelsea provisional squad: Arrizabalaga, Rudiger, Alonso, Christensen, Jorginho, Silva, Kante, Abraham, Pulisic, Werner, Caballero, Zouma, Mendy, Kovacic, Giroud, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Chilwell, Ziyech, James, Azpilicueta, Havertz, Palmieri, Gilmour, Anjorin.

Leicester City team news

Leicester will be without defender Jonny Evans.

The Northern Ireland international limped off during the first half of Saturday’s final with an ongoing heel problem.

Cengiz Under (hip) is a major doubt while James Justin and Harvey Barnes (both knee) remain sidelined.

Leicester provisional squad: Schmeichel, Ward, Jakupovic, Fuchs, Fofana, Soyuncu, Pereira, Daley-Campbell, Castagne, Thomas, Choudhury, Tavares, Ndidi, Tielemans, Maddison, Mendy, Amartey, Praet, Perez, Albrighton, Vardy, Iheanacho.

Who are favourites to finish in the top four?

Leicester currently sit third with 66 points, Chelsea are fourth on 64 points and Liverpool are fifth, a further point behind.

However, after Alisson's last-minute winner for Liverpool against West Brom, the Reds are now favourites to join Manchester City and Manchester United in the Champions League next season, according to BetVictor.

Prior to the weekend, the bookmakers actually had both Leicester and Chelsea as more likely than Liverpool to end the season in the top four. However, after the magical moment on Sunday, Liverpool are now 1/4 to qualify for the Champions League.

Chelsea are still expected to join them, with Tuchel's side priced at 2/5 for a top four finish. They are slightly behind Liverpool in the odds but crucially above Leicester City, who they lost to in Saturday's FA Cup Final.

Despite the cup heroics Brendan Rodgers' team are still just 8/15, meaning they're expected to miss out on the Champions League, at least according to the bookmakers. With it still being mathematically possible for Tottenahm to finish in the top four, Spurs have been priced as massive outsiders at 150/1.

Premier League Top 4 Finish: Liverpool: 1/4; Chelsea: 2/5; Leicester City: 8/15; Tottenham Hotspur: 150/1; West Ham United: 200/1