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Leicester City 2-0 Chelsea: Post-Match Analysis and Notable Performances

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Leicester City beat Chelsea at King Power Stadium in the Premier League by 2-0 and moved up to the top of the table. Chelsea now in deep trouble after this result.

Two goals came from Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison in the first half help Leicester City to win and helped the Foxes to reach the top of the table since they won the league in 15/16 season.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is now in deep trouble after spending huge in the summer everyone thought they were the title contender but they are now sitting 8th after the halfway stage with 9 points away from the top and 5 points off the top four.

Leicester now got 38 points in 19 games only one point ahead of Manchester United who got one game in hand and Chelsea got 29 points in 19 games.

Leicester City 2-0 Chelsea team news:

Brendan Rodgers made no change in his team from their last win against Southampton and Jamie Verdy led the line for Leicester City.

Frank Lampard made four changes in his Chelsea team from their last victory at Fulham. Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi started in place of Oliver Giroud and Hakim Ziyech.

Kai Havertz the record signing started in the midfield three along with Mateo Kovacic and Mason Mount. Reece James started in the right-back and Cesar Azpilicueta found himself on the bench.

Leicester City 2-0 Chelsea post-match analysis:

Leicester got the lead straightway after the start of the game from a corner and a brilliant shot from Ndidi from just outside the box and of the post into the back of the net.

Brendan Rodgers‘ side looked more threatening going forward and they got another opportunity but Maddison’s shot of his left foot from a pretty similar distance hit the crossbar and went wide.

Chelsea thought they got a penalty after referee Craig Pawson pointed towards the penalty spot of a Jonny Evans foul on Christian Pulisic but VAR showed that it was outside the box and given as a free-kick.

On the 41st minute mark, Leicester got the second from a long ball from Marc Albrighton which put Chelsea defence all over the place and Maddison finished it off brilliantly.

In the second half, neither side managed to score goals but both teams found the back of the net, but VAR disallowed the goals for offside. Timo Werner thought he finished the goal drought but it didn’t happen.

Leicester should have scored at least two more goals but the lack of clinical finishing didn’t help the Rodgers’ side.

Chelsea had the most of the possession but they never looked threatening in front of the goal but when Leicester went forward they looked devastating.

Notable performances:

James Maddison(CAM) – (7.5/10)(Leicester City): Dominated in the midfield and caused huge trouble for Chelsea also scored a brilliant goal.

Wesley Fofana(CB) – (7.5/10)(Leicester City): Played an outstanding game and defended heroically in a few occasions. The 20-year-old could be a big thing in world football.

Kai Havertz(CAM) – (5.5/10)(Chelsea): He was completely anonymous in the first half but looked better in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to help Chelsea.

Leicester will play away to Brentford in F.A Cup in their next match on Sunday and the next league match for the Foxes is against Everton in Goodison Park on 27th January.

Chelsea’s next game is against Luton Town in F.A Cup fourth round on Sunday and Lampard’s side will play next against Wolverhampton Wanderers in Premier League on 27th January.

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