Chelsea 1-1 Leicester: The Blues fight back to earn a point at the Bridge against Leicester

Chelsea vs Leicester
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Chelsea were held to 1-1 draw by Leicester down on Thursday at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea wanted to continue adding points following a disappointing 1-1 draw with Manchester United in their previous game while Leicester were hoping to increase their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Watford and Norwich City. Following today’s result, Chelsea are currently 3rd with 71 points from 27 matches, while Leicester sit in 9th, with 49 points from 27.

Leicester started the first half well, thanks to James Maddison giving The Foxes the lead early in the first half. However, their celebrations were kept brief, as Marcos Alonso equalised for Chelsea in the 34th minute, to take a 1-1 lead into half time. Both teams unable to deliver anything further, the score remained at 1-1 at full time.

For Chelsea, Cesar Azpilicueta, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Kai Havertz, came on for Christian Pulisic, N’Golo Kante and Romelu Lukaku. Leicester brought on Harvey Barnes and Ayoze Perez, to replace Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy.

There were bookings for N’Golo Kante, Romelu Lukaku, Antonio Rudiger and Jorginho from Chelsea, and Jonny Evans, for Leicester.

Leicester and Chelsea will next play at home to Southampton and Watford respectively.

Technical card:
Chelsea:Edouard Mendy, Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante (Ruben Loftus-Cheek, min.72), Marcos Alonso, Christian Pulisic (Cesar Azpilicueta, min.72), Romelu Lukaku (Kai Havertz, min.78) and Hakim Ziyech
Leicester City:Kasper Schmeichel, Daniel Amartey, Jonny Evans, Wesley Fofana, Timothy Castagne, Nampalys Mendy, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, James Maddison, Luke Thomas, Jamie Vardy (Ayoze Perez, min.78) and Kelechi Iheanacho (Harvey Barnes, min.64)
Stadium:Stamford Bridge
Goals:James Maddison (0-1, min. 6) and Marcos Alonso (1-1, min. 34)