Paul Merson states his prediction for Leicester v Chelsea

Paul Merson is backing Chelsea to make it three wins in a row in the Premier League by beating Leicester 2-1 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The Blues head into the game on the back of their victory over Everton at Stamford Bridge before the international break.

Antonio Conte’s men have won their last two Premier League games against the Toffees and Tottenham after the Blues suffered a shock 3-2 loss to Burnley on the opening weekend of the season.

And former Arsenal man Merson is tipping the Blues to continue their winning run by beating the Foxes at their home ground on Saturday afternoon.

Merson wrote in his column for Sky Sports: “This is another good game. Leicester have started well this season.

“They had chances at Old Trafford, especially at 0-0 but their play in the final third was poor.

“This will be a very good test for Chelsea. Antonio Conte’s side did really well at the King Power last season, picking up a 3-0 win.

“That will stand them in good stead and I expect them to pick up all three points again, but it won’t be as comprehensive a scoreline.”

Chelsea are aiming to win the Premier League for the second successive season this term after the Blues lifted the trophy in Conte’s first campaign at the club last term.

The Blues had finished in 10th place in the top flight table the season before.

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was right to snub Chelsea – Mark Schwarzer

Oxlade-Chamberlain rejected a new deal worth £180,000-a-week at Arsenal and took a significant pay cut to join Liverpool in a £35million deal on deadline day.

The midfielder was set for a move to Chelsea, but turned down the opportunity as Antonio Conte had plans to play him as a wing-back to provide competition for Victor Moses.

And former Chelsea goalkeeper Schwarzer thinks Oxlade-Chamberlain made the right choice heading to Anfield.

“I think it’s a massive challenge for him,” Schwarzer told Sky Sports’ The Debate Show.

“At Arsenal he was a little bit stale.

“He became a little bit comfortable and frustrated he didn’t play in the position he wanted to.

“I’m actually really happy for him – it’s a great move for him and I think it’s the right move for him.

“I think it was probably as much as it pains me to say it, a better move than going to Chelsea.

“It suits him way he plays and Jurgen Klopp ideal for him.

“The high intensity of Liverpool and with the pace he has, he will play more of an attacking role.

“To me, he’s more exciting to watch in that more forward role than in a wing-back position.”

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