Chelsea fans will welcome Frank Lampard home to Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon, as he takes charge of his first home game since being appointed the new boss.

The Blues host Leicester City in a Premier League tie and need a win, as encouraging performances in the opening two games have ultimately ended with a 4-0 league defeat to Manchester United and a UEFA Super Cup loss on penalties to Liverpool.

Brendan Rodgers’ team have aspirations of breaking into the European spots this campaign and have an extremely talented group of players at their disposal.

Here is a look at three key Leicester player that Chelsea need to be wary of:

Jamie Vardy

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Vardy’s had a fairytale rise from non-league to Premier League winner, but it’s important to note that he’s still a top player and goes a little under the radar.

The English centre-forward scored 18 league goals last season and is still an absolute nuisance to opponents with his tireless work-rate, while he’s clinical in front of goal.

Lampard shouldn’t need to remind his defence to be on their toes at the weekend, as it’s unlikely the Leicester striker will give them much time on the ball.

Vardy is also someone with an eye-catching record against Chelsea in recent games and has scored three times in his last five appearances against them.

The 32-year-old has a knack of scoring against the top-six clubs in England and the Blues need to ensure he’s not given space to run in behind.

Ricardo Pereira

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Ricardo enjoyed an excellent first season at the King Power Stadium last year and was one of the standout right-backs in the entire Premier League.

The 25-year-old defender is a speed machine that is solid with his back to goal and will be a tough nut for Christian Pulisic to crack.

He is also an attack-minded full-back that often flies forward to great effect and Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri is going to have extremely careful of him.

The Portugal international has the quality in wide areas to cause a problem and Emerson must ensure he is ready for his overlapping runs, which means the winger in front of him will have to track back.

James Maddison

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Maddison thrived last year during his debut Premier League season and looks like someone capable of making another step up in the future.

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder could be Leicester’s chief creator on Sunday and it’s up to the likes of Jorginho and N’Golo Kante to limit his influence.

He scored seven goals and seven assists last season, but those numbers should rise and the Blues need to ensure they keep a lid on him.

His set-piece delivery is another key strength to his game, which should concern Chelsea considering the recent weakness from that area.

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