The Blues’ travelled to the King Power Stadium on Tuesday evening to take on the foxes, Brendan Rodger’s Leicester City. Chelsea headed into that one following a head fought 1-0 win away to bottom three Fulham. Some few changes was made in the starting X11 by the Blues’ head coach as Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson Odoi, Reece James, and Kai Havertz.
The game got underway with Leicester hitting the Blues’ right up through Wilfred Ndidi just after 6 minutes of play.
The Nigerian puts the ball past Mendy in the Chelsea goal from Harvey Barnes wonderful ball. The host almost double their lead through James Maddison having played just over 15 minutes but smashed the crossbar and out.
The Blues’ had some decent chances but failed to take of any of those. Jamie Vardy also had some decent opportunities to put the foxes 2 up but Mendy stood talk for the Blues’.
Approaching the end of the first half, Chelsea had a Penalty overturned after consulting the VAR, as the foul was just outside the 18 yard box.
The Blues’ made a mess of the free kick awarded and got hit on counter finished off brilliantly by James Maddison. First half ended Leicester City 2-0 Chelsea thanks to Ndidi and Maddison’s efforts.
The Blues’ returned to pitch following the first half timeout and were all out searching to get back into the game.
Despite dominating over 65% possession and more than twice the number of passes Leicester City had, the host had better shots and attempts on goal.
Vardy had the ball in the net but was rules out for offside on the 33 year old Englishman. Youri Teilemans came very close to making it three but the Blues’ shot stopper was up to the task.
With less than 25 minutes left from normal time, Kai Havertz and Callum Hudson Odoi made way for fresh legs of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech. Timo had the ball in the net but was eventually ruled out for offside on the German. The game ended Leicester City 2-9 Chelsea
That defeat saw the Blues’ dropped back 8th place on the table with 29 points while the foxes leapfrogged Manchester United into first place with 38 points.
Following that encounter with the foxes, our next game will be against Luton Town at the Bridge, for the fourth round of the Emirate FA Cup on Sunday, January 24th.
In the Premier League, our next outings will come against;
Chelsea will host Wolves for the return of the fixture they lost by 2-1 last year away to the Nuno Espirito Santo’s men. The clash between the two side is scheduled for January 27th, as the second half of the 2020/21 season gets underway.
On January 30th, Chelsea will be at home to Sean Dyche’s Burnley as they will be looking to edge closer for the top four finish.
The battle for London supremacy between then Blues’ and their rivals, Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur us scheduled for February 3rd. Tottenham who was victorious over Sheffield United in the weekend are seated comfortably 5th place with 32 points.
A fixture Chelsea won convincingly 4-1 last year, the Blades will host the Blues’ come February 6th. Sheffield are currently sitting bottom of the PL table with 5 points from 18 games this campaign, picking up just one that time.
The Magpies suffered a 3 defeat to the Gunners on Monday night and will be set on course for Stamford Bridge come February 13th. Chelsea edged past the Steve Bruce’s men last year courtesy of a 2-0 win.
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