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Leicester City 2-1 Chelsea, Premier League: Post-match reaction

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Hello darkness, my old friend.

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And then, everything was the worst once again.  Loic Remy gave us hope with a little over 10 minutes to go, but... Yeah.  Hope is the worst.

  • People make fun of Chelsea's plastic flags, but at least we don't do silly noisemakers like these guys.
  • There was a sequence around the hour-mark, with Chelsea in a 3-something-many formation, that Fabregas put Costa clean through.  Schmeichel went down early, static, Costa hit his shot into the goalkeeper's leg.  Then, from the corner, Schmeichel flapped at the ball and it came through to Ivanovic all by himself on the far post.  Bane's leg somehow diverted the ball backwards instead of into the open net.  That's your Chelsea season summed up right there.
  • Leicester's goals came from a defensive breakdown and a stellar individual play from Mahrez, isolated against Azpilicueta.  The second goal all came from a terrible clearance from Courtois, who chose to head the ball back out instead of just catching it, leaving Chelsea short-handed at the back (2-v-3) and Azpilicueta isolated against the Premier League's best(?) player.  Silly decisions everywhere from the boys in the Yokohama shirts (white, today).
  • Great cross from Pedro for Remy's goal.
  • Hazard's injury is the literal injury to the insult.
  • Chelsea's three at the back after the 53rd minute was Ivanovic-Zouma-Azpilicueta.  Fun stuff.
  • Chelsea remain 1-point above the relegation zone.  Leicester City move back to the top of the league.  What is this world twisted?
  • Props to the travelling fans for their support, over land and sea and even Leicester.
  • Next up: Sunderland at the Bridge on Saturday.  A full-on relegation 6-pointer.  Fun times.
  • (Be nice to each other, please.)