Chelsea fails to beat ten-man Leicester

Chelsea fails to beat ten-man Leicester

13 Jan 2018, 19:51

Chelsea endured a third successive goalless draw in an enthralling encounter against excellent 10-man Leicester.

It was a good start from both sides, with Leicester looking nice and sharp in possession in the opening exchanges and Chelsea playing a pressing game down on halfway.

The first chance of the game came after 9 minutes of play. Chilwell brilliantly dribbled the ball down the left and drove into the box, putting the cross on a plate for Okazaki, eight yards out at the near post, but the striker flicked it across goal and wide.

Leicester continued to dominate and looked more dangerous side. Every time they came forward they looked as though they could create a chance. However, few minutes before half time Chelsea threatened for the first time in ages as Hazard drove forward and then passed to his right for Fabregas, who ignored Moses' overlapping run and instead shot across goal which Schmeichel tipped over.

HT Chelsea 0-0 Leicester

In the second half of the game Vardy nicked the ball off Christensen and found Mahrez, who initiated contact by kicking the Denmark defender.The Foxes forward went to ground, seeking a penalty, but referee Mike Jones was unmoved and not inclined to dole out a yellow card for diving.

Mahrez next blasted a shot into Christensen and it deflected wide. Conte had seen enough and made his final two changes. Willian and Pedro were sent on for the ineffective Hazard and Fabregas.

Willian lured a foul from Chilwell, who was booked after 63 minutes. The left-back then caught Victor Moses late and was sent off after 68 minutes.

Long-range shots from Kante and Tiemoue Bakayoko were symptomatic of Chelsea's struggles to break Leicester down. And Schmeichel turned a Marcos Alonso free-kick behind for a corner in stoppage time as Chelsea missed their last chance

FT Chelsea 0-0 Leicester

Other games

Crystal Palace 1-0 Burnley

Huddersfield 1-4 West Ham

Newcastle 1-1 Swansea

Watford 1-1 Southampton

West Bromwich Albion  2-0 Albrighton

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