Chelsea vs Leicester City, Premier League: After defeating Chelsea in the FA Cup Final, Leicester succumbed to the Blues in the Premier League fight for the top 4 position. The Blues defeated the Foxes 2-1 in a match that had it all in the 2nd half.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel made 3 changes to the side that lost 1-0 in the finals. He brought in Mendy, Chilwell, and Pulisic in the starting 11 this time.
Brendan Rodgers made 2 changes as he brought Albrighton to replace injured Evans and Maddison started ahead of Iheanacho.
Leicester can have no complaints – they didn’t start playing until Kelechi Iheanacho came off the pitch, and by that stage, they were lucky to be only 2-0 down.
Chelsea was superb with and without the ball: they outclassed Leicester and also bullied them, with Mason Mount and Antonio Rudiger the outstanding players.
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Chelsea go 1-0 Up
Thomas slipped and conceded a corner on the Chelsea right in the 47th minute.
Chilwell’s corner was flicked on at the near post by the stretching Vardy and pushed over the line with his thigh by Rudiger.
Chelsea double their lead
Chelsea broke through from the corner, with Kovacic cracking a long, straight pass to find Werner one on one with Castagne.
He got into the area and hits a left-footed shot from a tightish angle that is comfortably saved by Schmeichel.