Chelsea thrash Leicester 3-0 to retain top spot

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Chelsea thrash Leicester 3-0 to retain top spot

Chelsea thrashed  Leicester 3-0 to retain top spot

Chelsea tightened their grip on first place in the Premier League by punishing Leicester’s shortcomings at King Power Stadium.

With a glancing, looping header from a corner whipped in by ex-Leicester winger Ben Chilwell, Antonio Rudiger continued his streak of scoring against the Foxes.

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N’Golo Kante, a former Foxes favourite, doubled the lead with a 30-yard strike from the edge of the box after being allowed to roam 30 yards virtually unchallenged.

 

Chilwell grazed the bar from an early one-on-one with Kasper Schmeichel, who later denied Kante with his legs, and Chelsea could have been out of sight by half-time.

 

After the break, Leicester showed more attacking intent, with Edouard Mendy making a fantastic save to tip away a fierce long-range shot from Daniel Amartey and Jamie Vardy heading over from close range.

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Chelsea, who extended their lead at the top to six points ahead of Saturday’s late kick-offs, could have had more as Schmeichel made a fine save from Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi curled inches over.

Hudson-Odoi, Reece James, and Christian Pulisic all had goals disallowed for offside, with Hudson-Odoi, Reece James, and Christian Pulisic completing his comeback from injury by slotting home Chelsea’s third from Hakim Ziyech’s cross.

 

(Source: BBC Sport)

 

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