Leicester City F.C. vs Chelsea F.C.

 

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Premier League

January 14th

King Power Stadium, Leicester, England

0-3

6′ Alonso

51′ Alonso

70′ Pedro


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FT: The result means that Leicester remain in 15th on 21 points whilst Chelsea extend their lead at the top of the league to 52 points before the rest of the weekend’s fixtures.


FT: Leicester didn’t create enough clear-cut chances in the second-half with their best effort coming from Fuchs but it was straightforward for Courtois.


FT: It took Alonso six minutes to open the scoring in the first-half and it took him six minutes to do so in the second-half too, although the deflection helped him. Since then Chelsea were in total command and went close to adding to their tally with Cahill going close with an overhead kick before Alonso came within millimetres of completing his hat-trick with a well-executed volley. Pedro added a third after good work by Willian.


FT: So Chelsea extended their lead in the second-half to extend their lead at the top of the table to seven points.


90’+2′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.


90′ There will be two additional minutes.


88′ Batshuayi is penalised for a high foot.


87′ Chance!! The delivery is flicked-on to Fuchs, who directs a volley that Courtois saves with ease.


86′ Alonso concedes a corner.


86′ Kanté is penalised for a foul.


85′ Gray surges forward before firing an effort harmlessly off-target.


83′ Double Chelsea change sees Willian and Pedro replaced by Michy Batshuayi and Ruben Lotus-Cheek.


78′ First Chelsea change sees Hazard replaced by Cesc Fàbregas.


77′ Chilwell fires an audacious effort off-target from-range.


76′ Final Leicester change sees Albrighton replaced by Danny Simpson.


74′ The delivery is claimed by Courtois.


74′ The delivery is punched clear by Courtois before Drinkwater wins a corner.


73′ Gray wins a freekick in a good position after a foul from Matić.


71′ Second Leicester change sees Demarai Gray replace Musa.


70′ Goal!! A lovely flick from Pedro finds Willian, whose effort is smothered by Schmeichel into the path of Pedro, who heads home.


65′ Moses wins a freekick after a foul from Okazaki.


63′ Close!! A deep cross from Moses falls to Alonso, whose well-executed volley drifts millimetres away from the bottom-corner with Schmeichel beaten.


62′ Schmeichel claims the resulting-corner.


61′ Chance!! The delivery is cleared to Cahill, whose acrobatic volley is blocked by Morgan at the expense of a corner.


60′ Alonso wins a corner.


59′ First Leicester change sees Huth replaced by Okazaki.


56′ Penalty appeal!! Albrighton goes to ground in the area but the referee is unmoved and correctly so as the Foxes midfielder flings himself to the ground under no contact.


52′ Luiz wins a freekick after a foul from Vardy.


51′ Goal!! Willian’s delivery is cleared to Alonso, who drills home via a deflection.


50′ Fuchs receives a yellow card for a cynical foul on Willian.


45′ Chelsea get the second-half underway.


HT: Both sides have good options on the bench if required with Shinji Okazaki and Michy Batshuayi available. So will Leicester come back in this match or will Chelsea add to their tally? Join us again for the second-half.


HT: Leicester have got into some nice positions but haven’t been able to get the better of Courtois. Albrighton has sent in some teasing deliveries too but the Chelsea defence have been equal to it. The Champions need to take their chances against the former Champions if they are to come back in this match. Chelsea have been sloppy in possession and have given the ball away on numerous occasions when in promising positions and will need to be more clinical if they are to seal victory.


HT: Chelsea have coped relatively well with the absence of Diego Costa and have worked the ball nicely and created a couple of good chances themselves. Their first real opportunity ended with the ball in the back of the net of Schmeichel’s goal. The visitors possibly should have doubled their lead just before the interval when Luiz’s nicely worked freekick allowed Hazard to find Pedro, but he could only fire wide.


HT: Leicester initially started well when Musa forced Courtois into a good save at his near-post in the opening minute, but the Foxes faded as Chelsea went ahead. However after the 15-minute mark the hosts were brought into life with Chilwell heading wide from an Albrighton cross. Courtois was also forced to produce heroics to palm away a teasing delivery from Vardy amid the sliding-legs of Luiz.


HT: So Chelsea lead at the break.


45’+1′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.


45′ There will be one additional minute.


42′ Chance!! The freekick is worked nicely to Hazard, who finds Pedro, who fires wide first-time.


41′ Pedro wins a freekick in a good position after a cynical foul from Drinkwater.


39′ The delivery comes to nothing as the ball went out before curling back into play.


39′ Willian’s delivery is cleared behind for another corner by Ndidi.


38′ Alonso wins a corner.


37′ Musa wins a freekick after a foul from Hazard.


35′ Close!! A teasing delivery from Vardy is instinctively palmed away by Courtois under-pressure.


34′ Musa wins a freekick after a foul from Matić.


31′ Alonso is caught just offside.


28′ Vardy tees up Ndidi, who fires harmlessly wide from-range.


24′ Pedro wins a freekick after a cynical foul from Morgan.


23′ Kanté is penalised for a foul.


21′ The delivery is dangerous and Cahill is forced to concede a corner.


21′ Kanté is penalised for a foul and concedes a freekick in a dangerous position.


16′ Chance!! Albrighton sends in a teasing delivery that Chilwell heads off-target with a deft header.


15′ A cross-field pass from Albrighton is just overhit and evades Vardy.


11′ Willian’s delivery is cleared.


11′ Alonso wins a corner.


9′ Willian’s freekick is cleared.


8′ Pedro wins a freekick in a good position.


6′ Goal!! After an Azpilicueta cross causes havoc for the Leicester defence, Hazard tees up Alonso and the full-back fires home with his weaker right-foot.


3′ Willian is caught by a flailing arm by Huth.


1′ Chance!! Matić loses possession enabling Vardy to find Musa, whose cross-come-shot is palmed away by Courtois.


0′ Leicester get the game underway.


Team news:

Leicester City F.C.: Kasper Schmeichel (GK), Wes Morgan, Christian Fuchs, Robert Huth, Ben Chilwell, Marc Albrighton, Ahmed Musa, Danny Drinkwater, Nampalys Mendy, Wilfred Ndidi, Jamie Vardy

Chelsea F.C.: Thibaut Courtois (GK), Gary Cahill, David Luiz, César Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso, Nemanja Matić, N’Golo Kanté, Victor Moses, Pedro, Eden Hazard, Willian

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