Preview - Leicester vs Chelsea 9 Sep

Started by Bensergi, Sep 09, 2017, 10:42 AM

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Leicester vs Chelsea

Danny Drinkwater is in line for his Chelsea debut, nine days after he signed from Leicester. Hope he doesn't enter the wrong dressing room! Davide Zappacosta, a deadline signing from Torino, is also set to play. Best of all, Eden Hazard returns after proving his fitness on international duty. Leicester will have Kelechi Iheanacho available for selection after a toe problem, but there's no place for defender Robert Huth. The Foxes don't generally do well against the Blues, having lost 11 of their last 13 meetings. The other two, a draw and a win, came in their 2015/16 title-winning campaign. Chelsea simply love to visit King Power Stadium, scoring at least three goals each time in five of their six previous trips here. Watch out for the corners as the Thai-owned Leicester have both scored and conceded three league goals from that area this season!


Sep 10, 2017, 12:33 PM Last Edit: Sep 10, 2017, 12:49 PM by Bensergi
Match Stats:

  • Leicester 1-2 Chelsea
  • Shots: 8-16
  • Possession: 40%-51%
  • Corner kicks: 2-9

N'Golo Kante's goal against his former club helped Chelsea edge past Leicester City 2-1 at the King Power Stadium.

The Chelsea midfielder scored what proved to be the winner on 50 minutes, firing a low effort from distance past Kasper Schmeichel.

The champions took the lead on 41 minutes, Alvaro Morata netting his third of the season with his head, from Cesar Azpilicueta's cross.

But soon after Kante's goal, 2015/16 champions Leicester pulled one back from the penalty spot.

Jamie Vardy scored his spot-kick after being brought down by Thibaut Courtois, but Chelsea held on to rise to third.

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