Chelsea have fallen behind in the race for the top two and now sit ten points behind Liverpool in the Premier League.
However, Thomas Tuchel’s side have a game in hand after they saw their clash with Arsenal postponed earlier this month due to the Club World Cup final and they are now set for another rescheduling as this weekend’s league tie with Leicester has also been postponed.
Meanwhile, the Foxes already have three games in hand over some of their Premier League rivals and will face the tough test of finding a suitable time to take the trip to Stamford Bridge in the coming months.
Both sides could do without a fixture pile-up for the rest of the season as they look to improve on their current position in the table, with the Blues hopeful of securing a Champions League spot, while the Foxes only short-term ambition can be a top half finish after a poor campaign.
Why has Chelsea v Leicester been postponed?
Chelsea v Leicester City was postponed back in January when the London club beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 on aggregate in the Carbao Cup semi-final.
The Blues’ comfortable victory meant they progressed through to their third Carabao Cup final in six years.
The final is set to take place at 4:30pm on Sunday February 27 - two and a half hours after Chelsea were due to host Leicester in the Premier League.
As a result, the league clash has now been rescheduled and will be played later in the season.
Chelsea’s postponements mean they will have only played one league fixture in February - last week’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.