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Chelsea 0-1 Leicester City, Premier League: Post-match reaction


Chelsea FC v Leicester City - Premier League Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Chelsea had possession for days, but little else to show for it beyond just passing statistics. The Blues had the ball 75 per cent of the time, but converted all those touches to a grand total of zero goals.

Hard to win a game if you don’t score goal!

Meanwhile, Leicester City were always dangerous on the counter and pounced on a turnover in midfield to score the only goal they needed to walk away from the Bridge with all three points for the first time since the year 2000.

Chelsea never seemed to have an idea of how we might go about breaking down the visitors’ massed ranks. Sarri wanted to see how Hazard as a center forward would work against such deep defending. The answer, not unexpectedly, is not great, Bob.

Unfortunately, none of Sarri’s attacking, well-intentioned changes (Giroud for Willian, RLC for Kovačić, Fàbregas for Jorginho) made much of a difference this time.

Chelsea hit the bar with Hazard in the first and with Alonso late on in the second. More clinical finishing and the day looks a lot better, part many.


  • Same starting lineup as last weekend.
  • Chelsea stay fourth into Christmas, but with Arsenal winning earlier, only on goal difference. Spurs play next and could open a five-point advantage in third.
  • Next up: Watford away on Wednesday


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