The Frenchman missed the win at Fulham due to suspension but is available once again as the Blues look to halve the gap between themselves and the Foxes with a win.
Kurt Zouma was rested at Craven Cottage but should return to the side in place of Antonio Rudiger. The centre-back is still equal-second on Chelsea’s goalscoring charts in the league this season with four.
The 21-year-old may not be thrust straight into the starting line-up after almost a month out, but his return is a boost for Frank Lampard’s side in the coming weeks.
Mason Mount continued his spectacular form with a brilliant display and the winning goal at Fulham and should start again alongside Kante in midfield.
The other midfield position is up for grabs, but Mateo Kovacic will likely continue there to make up what has been Lampard’s first choice midfield for the bulk of the season.
That will mean Olivier Giroud will drop the bench, with the Frenchman’s future still somewhat up in the air in this January transfer window.
While this match will only mark the halfway point of both teams’ seasons, it feels as though a loss here could be a fatal blow to Chelsea’s Champions League hopes while Leicester will look to stay in the mix at the top of the table.