Chelsea 2-1 Leicester: Sterling gets first Chelsea goals in win over The Foxes

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On Saturday, Leicester City suffer an away defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Both teams arrived at the match from previous defeats in the league. Chelsea were looking to get back their winning ways after losing their last match 3-0 to Leeds United. Leicester lost 2-1 in the last match they played against Southampton. After today’s result, Chelsea are currently 6th with 7 points from 4 matches, while Leicester sit in 19th, with 1 point from 4.

It was an impressive opening from The Blues, when Raheem Sterling gave Chelsea the lead just before halftime

Chelsea continued to apply pressure in the second and were rewarded, when Raheem Sterling found the net again at the 63 minute mark. In the end though, The Foxes, 66 minutes in hit back though following a Harvey Barnes goal. The match ended with a 2-1 win for Chelsea.

Substitutions for Chelsea included Cesar Azpilicueta, Christian Pulisic, Mateo Kovacic and Ben Chilwell for Mason Mount, Raheem Sterling, Jorginho and Marc Cucurella, repectively. Leicester brought on Ayoze Perez, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi for Dennis Praet, Boubakary Soumare and Youri Tielemans.

The referee booked Conor Gallagher and Kai Havertz from Chelsea and Conor Gallagher (2 yellow cards) went off with a red card, while Leicester’s Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Dennis Praet also received a yellow.

Chelsea will play away against Southampton, while Leicester will face Manchester United at home.

Technical card:
Chelsea:Edouard Mendy, Thiago Silva, Reece James, Trevoh Chalobah, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho (Mateo Kovacic, min.75), Mason Mount (Cesar Azpilicueta, min.46), Conor Gallagher, Marc Cucurella (Ben Chilwell, min.90), Raheem Sterling (Christian Pulisic, min.75) and Kai Havertz
Leicester City:Danny Ward, Timothy Castagne, Daniel Amartey, Jonny Evans, James Michael Justin, Dennis Praet (Ayoze Perez, min.55), Youri Tielemans (Wilfred Ndidi, min.89), Boubakary Soumare (Kelechi Iheanacho, min.55), Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Harvey Barnes and Jamie Vardy
Stadium:Stamford Bridge
Goals:Raheem Sterling (1-0, min. 47), Raheem Sterling (2-0, min. 63) and Harvey Barnes (2-1, min. 66)