13 Jan, 16:30
Cesc Fabregas has insisted that Chelsea will need to nullify ‘top players’ Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez to defeat Leicester City in Saturday’s Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.
The Foxes travel to west London eighth in the Premier League, having won eight games this season, while Chelsea will hope a win can see them climb above Manchester United into second.
Vardy and Mahrez, who both starred in Leicester’s stunning title triumph in 2016, are enjoying productive seasons at the King Power, scoring a combined 18 goals.
Fabregas is well aware of the threat the duo can pose, but says nothing but three points will be satisfactory this weekend. ‘You are talking about Chelsea FC, you have to win,
-They demand you to win, you have to demand yourself to win. ‘The manager wants you to win, this is our obligation. It will definitely be difficult, we know how they play and like to play with two lines of four, Fabregas said.
The 30-year-old also conceded it is unlikely that Chelsea will defend their Premier League crown, with City pulling 15 points ahead of their nearest rival.