Mason Mount and Romelu Lukaku return as Kai Havertz continues – how Chelsea should look against at Leicester

Chelsea will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to six points in the first clash of the weekend.

But to do that they must beat Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Saturday lunchtime, live on talkSPORT.

Brendan Rodgers got the better of Thomas Tuchel when the two sides last met in the FA Cup final last season

Thomas Tuchel’s men have had a great season so far, however, their last outing proved to be a disappointment as they could only manage a draw at home to Burnley.

And although they’re up against a Foxes side that has been in indifferent form this term, it’s the beginning of a testing run of fixtures for Chelsea.

After this one, Chelsea go to Juventus in the Champions League before taking on Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on November 28.

But how might manager Tuchel approach the game with some big fitness news confirmed? talkSPORT.com takes a look.

Chelsea are top of the Premier League with 26 points from 11 matches
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Chelsea team news

Tuchel could welcome Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner back into the first-team squad with both players progressing well in their recovery over the international break.

Kai Havertz, Mason Mount and Marcos Alonso are also expected to be back in contention, but the match may come too soon for Mateo Kovacic, who is out with a thigh injury.

Chelsea have been without Lukaku and Werner since their 4-0 win over Malmo on October 20 in a match where they both hobbled off injured
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How Chelsea could line up

The Blues have largely dealt with the absence of Lukaku and Werner well but the Burnley match, which finished 1-1, showed a lack of panache in front of goal.

That’s why Tuchel may be advised to recall them if he can.

The manager could rest the pair for the Juventus clash as Chelsea’s six-point cushion on Zenit St Petersburg, who are third in Group H, doesn’t make put the match in the ‘must-win’ category.

Leicester are dangerous going forward so don’t be surprised to see Tuchel employ the three at the back with wing-backs in an attempt to deal with any counter-attacks from the home side.

This system served Chelsea very well in their 7-0 win over Norwich on October 23

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