Chelsea have had a week of double disappointment and may be thwarted by Leicester in their bid to end it on a winning note.
The Blues began the new Premier League season, and competitive life under Frank Lampard, by being beaten 4-0 away to Manchester United. Then they suffered a different kind of anguish, losing the UEFA Super Cup on penalties to Liverpool in Istanbul.
But it is far from being all doom and gloom for Lampard. His more youthful Chelsea team played well for much of the game at Old Trafford, in which the scoreline greatly flattered their hosts, while going toe-to-toe with the European champions for 120 minutes and ending up level was no mean achievement at all (albeit one we correctly predicted!)
Now the Europa League title-holders try for a first victory of the campaign at home to Leicester, which will not be easy given they could only collect one point against these opponents last term even with Eden Hazard on the pitch in both matches.
The Foxes began with a 0-0 draw at home to Wolves in which they were much the better side but could not break down their fellow Midlanders.
With Chelsea yet to find the winning formula since Lampard’s appointment, and Leicester having had a full week since their last game as opposed to an ultimately fruitless trip to Turkey which involved extra time, Brendan Rodgers’ men are backed to secure a draw.