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Blues beaten by Leicester


It was a disappointing evening at the Bridge as Maurizo Sarri’s squad suffered their first home defeat of the season, thanks to a goal from Leicester and England striker Jamie Vardy.

Even though Chelsea seemed to control most of the match, they couldn’t quite capitalise and get a goal. Something that Leicester unfortunately managed to do.

The match started off looking good for Chelsea, in the second minute David Luiz nearly scored! His ball evaded Willian and Kasper Schmeichel and rolled past the post.

After this however, it was looking a bit tricky for the Blues. Luiz thankfully put in a great defensive shift to deal with the attacking Leicester team.

On the 17th minute mark, it looked like the Brazilian defender was about to head in a corner fired in by Pedro! He leaped up but was just inches away from connecting.

Eden Hazard had got off to a slightly slow start to the match, but half way through the first half he sprang into action and fired the ball towards the top corner! It hit the post! So close!

After so much Chelsea action in the first half, Ndidi won the ball back for Leicester and dispatched a strike from 30 yards! Our star keeper Kepa was on hand to pull off a wonderful save. Phew!

The first half finished goalless, with both teams clearly eager to change this in the second half. Sadly, it was Leicester that broke the deadlock.

Five minutes after the restart, James Maddison played a through-ball to Jamie Vardy, who cut through Luiz and Azpi to beat our keeper with a first time shot. 1-nil to the visitors.

Chelsea’s confidence was clearly damaged by conceding a goal, and although Hazard came close to equalising just seven minutes later, Leicester were still continuing to threaten.

As the time ticked on, it wasn’t looking good for the Blues at all. It wasn’t until the four minutes of injury time did it look like we might have found our equaliser, when Alonso was gifted a perfect ball from Kante. He dispatched a strike but hit the bar. So unlucky!

And that was that! Leicester win all three points, and Chelsea will have to try their hardest to bounce back when they face Watford on Boxing Day.

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