Chelsea 0 – 0 Leicester City [Premier League] Highlights 2017/18
Leicester City constrained Chelsea out of their beat however could just claim a draw at Stamford Bridge after Ben Chilwell’s rejection.
Chelsea missed an opportunity to go second in the Premier League as they were held to a 0-0 draw by a determined Leicester City side that completed the match with 10 men.
Leicester put on a masterclass in squeezing until Ben Chilwell was demonstrated a moment yellow card for a jump on Victor Moses, however the champions were not able exploit and claim the three focuses that would have moved them above Manchester United.
Claude Puel invited Jamie Vardy back after two diversions out with crotch damage and the England striker, alongside Riyad Mahrez, caused Chelsea no finish of issues – his pursuing of a long ball prompting returning chief Gary Cahill running off with hamstring damage in the 33rd moment.
The Foxes had the better of the odds and Antonio Conte responded by supplanting Eden Hazard, incapable with Leicester’s extreme shutting down denying him of administration, and Cesc Fabregas with Willian and Pedro before the hour check.
A moment booking in the space of five minutes for Chilwell implied Leicester needed to play out the last 20 minutes a man light, and the Blues couldn’t make the most of their numerical prevalence.
Chelsea’s fourth progressive attract all rivalries could see them slip to fourth before the weekend’s over, while Leicester will take heart from a completely merited point at Stamford Bridge.
Leicester started with awesome vitality and ought to have proceeded when Chilwell slice back to Shinji Okazaki inside the six-yard box, just for the Japan universal to control over.
Vardy neglected to hit the objective from perilous positions twice in under a moment, before Wilfred Ndidi’s free header following a corner was parried splendidly by Thibaut Courtois and Antonio Rudiger halted Aleksandar Dragovic opening home on the development.
Chelsea reacted by propelling a counter-assault from which Fabregas warmed the gloves of Kasper Schmeichel with a low drive from an intense edge.
Leicester kept on overruning the hosts, who were compelled to supplant the harmed Cahill with Andreas Christensen soon after the half-hour check.
Be that as it may, Chelsea soon hinted at getting to holds with the amusement, Alvaro Morata pulling a spare from Schmeichel in the wake of charging in along the byline, while the Dane did well to tip a savage Fabregas drive more than three minutes previously half-time.
Leicester were soon back on top after the restart. Mahrez was at the core of the activity for Puel’s men and, in the wake of being rejected a punishment having gone down delicately as he kept running at Christensen, he drove in from the privilege and saw a 20-yard shot divert barely wide off the middle back.
Conte had seen enough and supplanted the baffling Hazard with Pedro, while Fabregas got the hack for Willian as Chelsea changed to a 3-4-3.
The hosts were given a lift when Chilwell was demonstrated a moment yellow card for getting Moses, however they thought that it was hard to make openings as Leicester sat back.
A 25-yard exertion from N’Golo Kante was held by Schmeichel, before Tiemoue Bakayoko sent a couple of endeavors from fresh off target.
Morata’s disappointments improved of him as he grabbed a yellow card for a testy foul on Harry Maguire towards the finish of another dreary appearing, while Marcos Alonso had a stoppage-time free-kick pushed around the post by Schmeichel as Leicester kept Chelsea under control.