Leicester 2-0 Chelsea: Brendan Rodgers’ side go top of the Premier League


Leicester moved to the top of the Premier League after sweeping aside Chelsea with a comfortable 2-0 victory at the King Power Stadium.

Brendan Rodgers’ side got off to the perfect start when Wilfred Ndidi’s strike gave them the lead in the sixth minute.

Chelsea thought they had been given a route back into the game when referee Craig Pawson adjudged Jonny Evans to have fouled Christian Pulisic inside the penalty area. However, VAR intervened and overturned the decision, awarding the visitors a free-kick right on the edge.

Chelsea were further behind minutes later as James Maddison (41) steered Marc Albrighton’s long ball past Edouard Mendy.

Chelsea seemed to have grabbed a lifeline late on when substitute Timo Werner converted Hakim Ziyech’s free-kick, but the German strayed into an offside position as Leicester kept their clean sheet intact.

It was a comfortable night for Leicester, who move one point above Manchester United having played a game more. Meanwhile, it’s more disappointment for Frank Lampard as his side stay eighth.


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