Jose Mourinho thinks that he is “betrayed” by his players as table toppers Leicester beat Chelsea 2-1 at home. This increases more problems for Chelsea who are now sitting at 16th, just a point above the relegation zone.
Goals from Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez helped Leicester to claim the top spot from Arsenal who climbed to top on Sunday. The defending champions pulled one back by Loic Remy but that was not enough for them to salvage anything from this match.
The home side took the lead in 34th minute. The deadly combination of Mahrez and Vardy worked again. Mahrez sent a cross to Vardy who finished the play for his 15th goal of the season. Chelsea got the chance to equalize two minutes later as Willian’s corner was met by Matic but his header only kissed top of the bar.
Leicester continued to dominate and they got the reward three minutes after the start of the second half. Mahrez grabbed his 11th goal of the season. It was a good team goal with Albrighton the provider this time. The visitors tried their best to pull one back but Schmeichel made a wonderful save from Costa in a one on one situation.
Minutes later, a fierce shot from Ivanovic was deflected away by Leicester defenders. Some more half chances came but they could not get the job done for the Blues. They finally got the goal in 77th minute as substitute Remy guided the ball into the net from a splendid cross from Pedro. Chelsea tried hard for the equalizer but the home side hung on as Leicester had gone two points clear of Arsenal at top.
Leicester’s dream run is still on but Chelsea created more and more problems for themselves as it is their 9th loss in this campaign. They need to revive it quickly, otherwise it can go worse.
Leicester City: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs, Mahrez(Inler 82′), Drinkwater(King 17′), Kante, Albrighton, Ulloa, Vardy(Okazaki 88′)
Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry(Fabregas 53′), Azpilicueta, Ramires, Matic, Willian, Oscar(Remy 65′), Hazard(Pedro 31′), Costa,
Goals: Vardy(34′), Mahrez(48′), Remy(77′)
Leicester City vs Chelsea Match Statistics:
|Shots (on target)||9(5)||11(5)|
|Fouls conceded (Bookings)||16(2)||8(0)|
Leicester City vs Chelsea Highlights:
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