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Leicester City 2-2 Chelsea: Rudiger bags two as Blues leave The King Power with a point

Leicester City 2-2 Chelsea: Rudiger bags two as Blues leave The King Power with a point

Antonio Rudiger pulled a man of the match performance with two goals as he helped his side to a draw against the Foxes.

Here is how it happened:

First Half

Chelsea started marginally quicker and given they are eight points behind Leicester, who sit third, there was a sense of inevitability that Frank Lampard would demand a quick start. 

There were a lot of wayward passes the early stages of the game and it was preventing either side from building any sort of tangible momentum. 

Callum Hudson-Odoi should have had the game's first shot after he found space on the edge of the area but he kicked the air as he missed it and was left stunned.

There was lovely one-touch football down the left wing for Chelsea and after laying it off, Tammy Abraham found space inside the box for the cutback but almost stepped on the ball and fluffed it. Frank Lampard was stunned.


Both sides were lacking quality in the final third, Tammy Abraham, in particular, was guilty of missing some glorious opportunities. 

Jamie Vardy had one real chance to work stand-in goalkeeper Willy Caballero but he will hope he finds more joy in the second period.

Second half

A half of goals, at least. Or, we can call it Antonio Rudiger's half!

Mason Mount found Antonio Rudiger from a corner and the defender rose to head it down into the ground and in. There was nothing Kasper Schmeichel could do about that one and Chelsea FINALLY convert one of their chances.

Leicester got back in the game almost immediately with a lovely build-up but that was very, very fortunate for Harvey Barnes!

He cut back in front the left and as he struck, his right-footed effort clipped Andreas Christensen and spun awkwardly into the far corner to wrong-foot goalkeeper Willy Caballero.

A howler from Willy Caballero gave Leicester City the lead after he aimlessly went after an overhit cross and missed the ball.

Ben Chilwell was there to punish him, as he calmly buried the ball to the back of the net.

Chelsea got back level soon enough, and, it was Antonio Rudiger again!

There were five additional minutes as both managers were keen to not lose the game... as much as they were so keen to win it.


Shared spoils in the end. 

Brendan Rodgers will have to wait for a win over Chelsea as a manager. 

Leicester remains third and still looks set for a Champions League berth next season.