Leicester City 1-3 Chelsea as it happened

PREMIER LEAGUE Leicester City 1-3 Chelsea as it happened

Tunde Young 16:08 - 11.03.2023
Follow the action as it happened in Chelsea's 3-1 win away at Leicester City
  • My name is Tunde Young and I leave you with reactions to and from the game, here is what is being said about #LeiChe on Obasanjo's internet.
  • We have come to the end of the live coverage of this Premier League cracker. It ends Leicester City 1-3 Chelsea.
  • Chelsea have scored three goals in a single game for the first time since October 8, 2022 in a 3-0 win against Wolves.
  • 87' RED CARD!!! Leicester City's afternoon goes from bad to worse, Wout Faes is sent off after receiving a second yellow card for a rash tackle on Carney Chukwuemeka.
  • The wait for his first Chelsea goal however continues as he has been substituted off and replaced by Carney Chukwuemeka in the 82nd minute.
  • Mudryk's first assist in Chelsea colours puts an end to the 007 agenda at last. The expensive Ukrainian now has a goal contribution.
  • 78' GOALLLLLL!!! And this time it counts Mateo Kovacic is the goalscorer but perhaps more importantly, MYKHAYLO MUDRYK has the assist!!!
  • OFFSIDE!!! Waitttttttt!!!! Of course he's offside! 007 continues for Mudryk
  • 72' Graham Potter opts for a change in shape with goalscorer Ben Chilwell coming off with Ruben Loftus-Cheek to be replaced by Christian Pulisic and Trevoh Chalobah respectively.
  • 47' Another Leicester City old boy Wesley Fofana comes close to scoring with a header which was saved by Danny Ward.
  • 46' Graham Potter makes an half-time substitution, Connor Gallagher comes on in place of Joao Felix.
  • Second half begins at the King Power Stadium, can Leicester City equalise for the second time or will it be a third consecutive Chelsea win?
  • The half-time lead is a good omen for Chelsea who are unbeaten in the last 12 games they were leading at half-time.
  • HALF-TIME at the King Power Stadium Chelsea leads 2-1 away from home against Leicester City 
  • Havertz finished a lovely dink pass from Enzo Fernandez with a first-time lob over the goalkeeper to ensure Chelsea lead at half-time.
  • 45 + 6' GOALLLLLLL!!! CHELSEA are back in front with the last meaningful kick of the first half!!!
  • Daka received the ball outside the box after Joao Felix had lost the ball in sloppy fashion and the Zambian striker fired home a left-footed shot into the corner past Kepa who perhaps could have done better. Game on at the King Power!!!
  • GOALLLLLLLLL!!! 1-1 LEICESTER CITY are level just minutes after they thought they had gone 2-0 down, PATSON DAKA scores.
  • OFFSIDE!!! Oh wait, hold your horses, of course VAR waits for all the celebrations to die down before ruling the goal offside. Still 1-0 Chelsea.
  • 34' GOALLLLLL!!!!!!!! JOAO FELIX!!!!!!!!!! the silky Portuguese is on the end of a beautifully crafted team move to tap into an empty net and double Chelsea's lead in the process.
  • Nope, the Ukrainian winger is not featuring in any upcoming James Bond movies, at least not for the foreseeable future. This is his seventh as a Chelsea player since joining from Shakhtar and he is still yet to return a single goal or assist hence 0 goals 0 assists in 7 games. Get it?
  • One particularly interesting storyline to follow in this game is the 007 agenda surrounding Mykhaylo Mudryk. 
  • ICYMI!!! Ben Chilwell's 11th-minute volley is all that separates Leicester City and Chelsea in this 4pm (Nigerian time) kickoff. Relive the moment here!
  • What a difference a week could make, Graham Potter's men are purring with uncharacteristic confidence, dominating Leicester City on their patch so far after 27 minutes of football.
  • 23' Joao Felix very nearly doubles Chelsea's advantage having been picked out brilliantly by Kai Havertz but his lovely dink over the onrushing Danny Ward could only find the woodwork and not the back of the net. 
  • Clearly nobody informed Ben Chilwell of the unspoken rule to not celebrate against former clubs. The English left-back cups his ears and taunts his former fans on his former home ground. Ice Cold if you ask me or dare I say, 'Chilly'!!!
  • Two defenders combined brilliantly to give Chelsea the lead, BEN CHILWELL met Koulibaly's cross with a stunning volley against his former club.
  • 11' GOALLLLLL!!!! BEN CHILWELL!!!!!!! 
  • TEAM NEWS! Mykhaylo Mudryk makes a return to the starting lineup as one of two changes for Chelsea alongside Ruben Loftus-Cheek from the team that defeated Borussia Dortmund in midweek.
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