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As it happened: Chelsea v Leicester

2014-08-23 15:00
Last Updated at 20:20
23 Aug 17:56

That's all folks!

Chelsea stay top of the table. 

They're away to Everton next. Another humdinger on the way...

23 Aug 17:55

Cesc Fabregas has registered an assist once every 60 minutes since returning to the Premier League.

Branislav Ivanovic is my man of the match. Great display by the defender.

Diego Costa marked his home debut with a goal.

Thibaut Courtois denied a great chance from David Nugent, in a one on one situation, to keep a clean sheet.

23 Aug 17:53

Full time results:

Southampton 0 - 0 West Brom

Chelsea 2 - 0

Swansea 1 - 0 Burnley

Crystal Palace 1 - 3 West Ham

23 Aug 17:50

Time is up.

Great game by both teams but Chelsea leave with all three points!

23 Aug 17:49

Willian is down.

Holding his back.

Took a knee to the back.

23 Aug 17:49

Last minute to go.

Drogba into the game nicely.

Does what he does best, keep the ball away from defenders.

23 Aug 17:48

91' - Drogba can't beat his man inside the box and he fouls the defender.

All smiles for the big Ivorian.

23 Aug 17:47

Three minutes of time added on.

Can Chelsea score a third?

23 Aug 17:45

Great ball by Drogba, send Ramires away but Konchesky deals with the Brazilian.

It was a stunning through by Drogba.

23 Aug 17:44

Good free-kick.

Cleared, not well, by Cahill.

23 Aug 17:43

86' - Free kick to City.

Can they cause some drama late on?

23 Aug 17:43

85' - Courtois comes out to collect the ball.

He's made two good saves today. And don't forget that he's only 22.

23 Aug 17:41

Another header by Ivanovic. Sails high and wide.

What a great game he's had.

23 Aug 17:41
84' - Job done for Chelsea with just a handful of minutes to go.
23 Aug 17:40

Attempts:

Chelsea 23 - 6 Leicester City

23 Aug 17:36
79' - ON COMES DIDIER DROGBA!
23 Aug 17:35

Hazard got the ball on the wing and drove inside, beat one defender and around another and beats Schmeichel.

Great individual goal!

23 Aug 17:33
EDEN HAZARD!
23 Aug 17:33
76' - GOALLL
23 Aug 17:33

As I type that, Diego Costa breaks but his pass doesn't find Ivanovic.

Gosh, Branislav is a marvelous player. He's all over the park (in good way, not in a David Luiz kind of way!) today!

23 Aug 17:32

74' - Momentum gone in this game after the goal and with all the subs.

Is Jose playing a dangerous game by trying to hold onto a one goal lead?

 
23 Aug 17:30

Taylor-Fletcher is on.

He ate all the pies in case you were wondering.

My oath the lad looks 20kgs overweight.

23 Aug 17:29

71' - Long injury delay for Dean Hammond.

The defender looks done. He is. Off he goes!

Played a great game for the Foxes! 

7.5/10 game for him.

23 Aug 17:27

Albrighton replaces Mahraz for the visitors.

Debut game for Albrighton.

Mahrez with a great game for the Foxes.

23 Aug 17:26

Willian on for Oscar.

Another sort of 6.5/10 performance for Oscar. Okay maybe a 7/10 game.

23 Aug 17:25

68' - Neat play with Costa and Hazard.

Hazard pulls the trigger but his shot is weak. And straight at the keeper.

23 Aug 17:24

GOAL ALERT:

Carlton Cole gets West Ham's third. Now lead Palace 3-1 away from home.

Carlton Cole, Stewart Downing and Marouane Chamakh have all scored in the same game. What on earth is going on!?

23 Aug 17:22

65' - Ramires on for Schurrle.

Another decent display by the German midfielder.

23 Aug 17:21

Branislav Ivanovic dribbles and beats two defenders.

He cross goes finds Costa who's shot bumbles into the back despite a crowded box!

23 Aug 17:19
Diego Costa scores on his home debut!
23 Aug 17:19
61' - GOALLLL
23 Aug 17:14

56' - WHAT. A. SAVE.

Fabregas tries to chip Schmeichel but the keeper tips it over the bar.

This game is turning into a cracker!

23 Aug 17:11

I cannot keep up!

Ivanovic with a great shot and it's saved.

Then City break and Nugent misses a one on one with Courtois.

Crowd going wild! So am I!

23 Aug 17:11

53' - Chelsea with a loud shot for a penalty.

Handball not given!

23 Aug 17:10
GOAL! Crystal Palace 1 – 2 West Ham (Chamakh)
23 Aug 17:10

52' - It goes from corner to Leicester to shot by Schurrle in the blink of an eye.

Curling shot goes over the top.

 
  • 93'

    FULL TIME: Chelsea take the points against a Leicester side that gave 100 per cent.

  • 92'

    Konchesky and Schlupp look to get the ball from Hazard at the corner flag.

  • 90'

    Three minutes of added time have been signaled.

  • 89'

    Willian droves forward and unleashes an effort that Schmeichel parries.

  • 89'

    The ball falls to Ramires in the area but his effort is blocked.

  • 87'

    Schmeichel gets to the ball ahead of Drogba from Ramires' pass.

  • 85'

    Wood comes on for Ulloa.

  • 83'

    Albrighton's low shot is straight into the hands of Courtois.

  • 82'

    Ramires loses out after Drogba looks to put him through.

  • 80'

    Drogba somes on for Costa.

  • 79'

    Ramires powers forward but his strike is over the bar.

  • 77'

    Schmeichel is unlucky as Hazard's low shot from the left deflects under his body.

  • 75'

    Schmeichel gathers from Costa's low cross aimed for Ivanovic.

  • 73'

    The injured Hammond is replaced by Taylor-Fletcher.

  • 71'

    Hammond is receiving treatment.

  • 69'

    Willian replaces Oscar.

  • 67'

    Albrighton comes on for Mahrez.

  • 64'

    Ramires comes on for Schuurle.

  • 63'

    Costa bundles the ball home after Ivanovic's cross deflects to him.

  • 60'

    It's been a great second half.

  • 57'

    More great keeping from Schmecihel to make a finger-tip save from Fabregas' chip.

  • 55'

    Another chance for Ivanovic but Schmeichel is equal to it once more.

  • 53'

    Great keeping from Courtois to keep out Nugent who was one-on-one.

  • 52'

    Schurrle gets forward but his effort is over.

  • 51'

    Schurrle is fouled by Hammond who is booked.

  • 49'

    Schmeichel pushes Ivanovic's bullet header away.

  • 48'

    Great shot from Oscar who sees his drive come off the bottom of the post.

  • 47'

    Chelsea have to go backwards after Ivanovic goes down the right.

  • 45'

    The second half is underway.

  • 45'

    HALF TIME. Mahrez enjoyed the best chance in a half with little to split the two sides.

  • 45'

    One minute of added time has been signaled.

  • 44'

    Schurrle's volley is high, wide and not so handsome.

  • 42'

    Strong defending again from Leicester to block Costa's progress.

  • 40'

    Free kick to Leicester fro Schurrle's challenge on Konchesky.

  • 38'

    The Foxes defend in numbers to keep out Costa after Hazard got the ball through to the Spaniard.

  • 36'

    The ball falls to Costa who effort comes off Konschesky for a corner.

  • 34'

    Costa has the ball taken off him on the edge of the area from Oscar's ball in.

  • 32'

    Courtois is forced to parry from a sharp effort on the turn by Mahrez.

  • 30'

    Nugent looks to push forward but is bustled off the ball.

  • 28'

    Morgan gets a foot in to intercept a dangerous cut back from Oscar.

  • 26'

    It's a disappointing corner from Mahrez.

  • 24'

    Konchesky crosses deep and early but Terry is in the right place to clear.

  • 22'

    Terry holds his ground and prevents Mahrez from making progress forward.

  • 20'

    The ball falls to Cahill after Leicester struggle to clear their lines but his effort is blocked.

  • 18'

    Chelsea clear Mahrez's cross after he gets the ball back from a short corner.

  • 16'

    Konchesky plays it back to Schmeichel who thumps the ball upfield.

  • 14'

    Oscar tries to get on the end of Schurrle's dangerous centre but it's just over him.

  • 13'

    Nigel Pearson's troops are looking ok at the moment.

  • 11'

    Chance for Leicester but Mahrez is inches away from making contact.

  • 9'

    Costa leaves the ball to roll for Schurrle but the German's shot is over the bar.

  • 7'

    Great run from Oscar's who's effort deflects out for a corner.

  • 6'

    Ulloa applauds the pass from Nugent although it was hit too strongly.

  • 4'

    Schlupp looks to put in Nugent but it's good defending from Cahill.

  • 2'

    Chelsea win an early corner as Hammond tackles Costa.

  • 0'

    We're underway in this game.

  • 0'

    For Leicester Hammond and Schlupp come in for the injured Drinkwater, and Knockaert who is a sub.

  • 0'

    Mourinho goes with the same starting XI that beat Burnley.

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Chelsea Leicester City
  • 2 Goals 0
    • 63' Costa
    • 77' Hazard E
  • 0 Yellow Cards 1
    • 51' Hammond
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • Cesc Fabregas
  • Oscar
  • Eden Hazard
  • Thibaut Courtois
  • Andre Schurrle
  • Diego Costa
  • Nemanja Matic
  • Gary Cahill
  • John Terry
  • Cesar Azpilicueta
  • 2
  • 4
  • 8
  • 10
  • 13
  • 14
  • 19
  • 21
  • 24
  • 26
  • 28
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
  • 10
  • 15
  • 18
  • 23
  • 26
  • 35
  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Ritchie de Laet
  • Paul Konchesky
  • Wes Morgan
  • Dean Hammond
  • Andy King
  • Jeffrey Schlupp
  • Liam Moore
  • Leonardo Ulloa
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • David Nugent
Substitutions
Substitutions
  • Petr Cech
  • Filipe Luis
  • Kurt Zouma
  • Ramires
  • Didier Drogba
  • John Obi Mikel
  • Willian
  • 1
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
  • 11
  • 12
  • 22
  • 11
  • 12
  • 20
  • 22
  • 24
  • 27
  • 39
  • Marc Albrighton
  • Ben Hamer
  • Tom Hopper
  • Gary Taylor-Fletcher
  • Anthony Knockaert
  • Marcin Wasilewski
  • Chris Wood

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