Stamford Bridge is ready to play host to the first home match of the Premier League season, and as in the opener on Monday, we’re playing a newly promoted side.

We have great stats against fresh Premier League teams with Southampton in 2013 as the only one to claim a point from the Bridge in the last few years. Combine that with Jose Mourinho’s fantastic home record and three points this weekend should not be too far off.

The dangers of Leicester 

We cannot however rule out that Leicester will pose a threat on Saturday. They were the best away team in the Championship last term and won promotion as champions back in May.

In addition we did not finish off last season too well at home, with just one point from the last two matches, including 1-2 for Sunderland, Mourinho’s first Premier League home defeat in his two spells at the club.

The foxes will have to manage without key players such as Danny Drinkwater and Matty James, players that were awarded Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year last season respectively, while Matthew Upson also is out with an injury.

Leicester got a point at home to Everton in their opening match last weekend and were impressive as they came back late on in the match to earn a 2-2 draw.

Mourinho thinks highly of Leicester and is expecting a good fight for the points.

Leicester are champions and they come with this winning mentality from the previous season, and they come with high expectations and motivations to play in the Premier League. Now they come to us and I don’t think it will be different. They are coming to try to get points.

Chelsea team news

New signing Filipe Luis is expected to get his Premier League debut against Leicester as he sat out in the win at Burnley on Monday. That means that Cesar Azpilicueta looks set for the bench.

Besides that it is business as usual for Mourinho with no new injuries. The majority of the players starting at Burnley are expected to feature from the off again, with Diego Costa leading the lines up front.

The gaffer hopes we can play as well as we did in the opener, and thinks that should see us through to a win.

If we play at the top of our game like we did at Burnley, not for 90 minutes but we did for some good periods of the game, we have a chance to win. If you don’t, you are in trouble.

We believe it will be a win for us, with bags of confidence within our squad after the brilliant start to the season. Therefore we are going for a 4-0 win. What do you think the result will be?

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