Leicester 2, Chelsea 0, positives and negatives, player ratings, and match report

Just as we hoped, an unchanged team, and playing to your own strengths as the opponent comes to Leicester to try to stop us, just perfect. And what a start it all was, with full control from the first kick on the ball as these players klick in a way that looks “nasty”.

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A Chelsea that cannot find their best line-up and struggles to perform to their strengths were also withouth N’Golo Kantè, so it was a weaker team than normal, and when Frank Lampard decided to bench his captain and top forward, you will of course have doubts about how good they would be.

It was Leicester in command and so lovely to see a back four so settled and well performing, fantastic. Kasper Schmeichel had a few things to deal with, but all in all Chelsea seldom er never came to any big chances.

Getting the first goal after only six minutes was also fantastic, straight from a corner, with a training ground practise move, ending up a bit luckily at Wilfred Ndidi’s who just got a bit of a twist on the ball as it went for the post and in, just fantastic to watch that ball go in

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James Maddison also had a shot in the bar in the first half and before his fantastic goal after 41 minutes getting in behind and scoring from close distance after an Albrighton assist found the classy midfielder inside the penalty box.

To be 2-0 up at first half at home against Chelsea might be too much to ask for, but it was totally deserved and with the team Frank Lampard fielded this evening, one not really settled at all, you must just feel sorry for Chelsea fans watcing their team so weak.

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2nd half became somewhat a transport towards the end but still there were chances to score with Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes having a few between them, but it was more of a controlled balanced battle, with also Timo Werner finding the net but VAR disallowed it and the score ended at 2-0, and a new top of the table experience, though it might not last long with other teams having games in hand, but all in all fantastic

  • Positives
    • Winning controlled and comfortable at home against a top side
    • Two great goals from two great players
    • Top class performances from all players
    • Great team spirit and lovely movements and game controll
    • Brendan Rodgers needs just to keep his repeat button on
  • Negatives:
    • Not scoring one more, we deserved a third
  • Player Ratings: Schmeichel 7, Justin 8, Castagne 7, Evans 7, Fofana 8, Tielemans 7, Maddison 8, Ndidi 8, Vardy 7, Barnes 7, Albrighton 7 Subs: Pereira, Perez, Iheanacho
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  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • James Maddison

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 36 / 64
  • Corners: 6 / 3
  • Shots on target: 6 / 5
  • Fouls: 7 / 16

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