MATCH REWIND | Leicester 1-2 Chelsea

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Premier League defending champions Chelsea managed to secure full points over the Premier League champions 2015/16, Leicester City with a score of 2-1. Goals from Alvaro Morata and N'Golo Kante could only be repaid once through Jamie Vardy's penalty.

These results make the Blues while having nine points result from four games, while The Foxes stuck in the bottom because only packed three points from four matches.

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First Half

The first half went pretty tough for both teams. Chelsea did more control of the ball, but could not penetrate the strength of duets Wes Morgan and Harry Maguire.

On the other hand, Leicester is also difficult to counterattack. Chelsea's midfield and defense were disciplined enough which left Jamie Vardy and Islam Slimani little chances on controlling the ball.

The deadlock was finally broken in the 41st minute. Alvaro Morata scored a header after utilizing a good feedback from Cesar Azpilicueta. This is Morata's third goal in the Premier League .

Second Half

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The second half had been running for four minutes, N'Golo Kante scored a long-range shot that could not be saved by Kasper Schmeichel. Leicester 0-2 Chelsea.

In the 62nd minute, the hosts were awarded a penalty after Jamie Vardy was dropped by Thibaut Courtois in the forbidden box. Vardy himself executed the penalty and managed to score a goal to minimize lag. Leicester 1-2 Chelsea.

Davide Zappacosta who was signed to replace Victor Moses almost scored in his debut match with Chelsea in the 80th minute. He fired a horizontal shot that was saved on the sideways by goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

Players:

Leicester: Schmeichel; Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs; Ndidi, James (Iheanacho '78), Albrighton (King '46), Mahrez; Slimani (Gray '46), Vardy.

Chelsea: Courtois; Rudiger, Luiz, Azpilicueta; Moses (Zappacosta '73), Kante, Fabregas (Hazard '78), Alonso; Bakayoko, Pedro (Willian '63); Morata.

Team Stats

Leicester CityvsChelsea
3Shots on target8
3Shots of target7
40Possession (%)60
2Corners9
0offsides3
11Fouls8
1Yellow cards0
8Goal kicks9
1treatments1



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interesting post!
thanks for sharing

nice post and resteem you

extraordinary..
manchester remains one of the world's football teams.
with the latest kemengan make teams and other countries think 3x if underestimated them

Good match
Nice post

This is a wonderful recap of an interesting match which I enjoyed watching. Thanks again for this cool post.

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Chelsea this year look pretty strong

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I'm really curious to see what Chelsea's gonna be able to do this season. Feels like some of the enthusiasm of last year is gone from their performances.