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Chelsea stay top of the table.
They're away to Everton next. Another humdinger on the way...
All the match stats!
Chelsea 2-0 Leicester FT:
Chances created: 20-5.
Take ons: 41-21. pic.twitter.com/XMi4NuvgqR— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 23, 2014
Chelsea 2-0 Leicester FT:
Chances created: 20-5.
Take ons: 41-21. pic.twitter.com/XMi4NuvgqR
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.
Full time results:
Southampton 0 - 0 West Brom
Chelsea 2 - 0
Swansea 1 - 0 Burnley
Crystal Palace 1 - 3 West Ham
Full-time: Chelsea 2-0 Leicester! #CFCLive pic.twitter.com/K7yVTqv9eA— Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) August 23, 2014
Full-time: Chelsea 2-0 Leicester! #CFCLive pic.twitter.com/K7yVTqv9eA
Time is up.
Great game by both teams but Chelsea leave with all three points!
Willian is down.
Holding his back.
Took a knee to the back.
Last minute to go.
Drogba into the game nicely.
Does what he does best, keep the ball away from defenders.
91' - Drogba can't beat his man inside the box and he fouls the defender.
All smiles for the big Ivorian.
Three minutes of time added on.
Can Chelsea score a third?
Eden Hazard has scored 11 of his last 15 Premier League goals at Stamford Bridge. Home comforts. #CFC pic.twitter.com/d7toqfoKwP— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 23, 2014
Eden Hazard has scored 11 of his last 15 Premier League goals at Stamford Bridge. Home comforts. #CFC pic.twitter.com/d7toqfoKwP
You don't become a billionaire by wasting money on deodorant. pic.twitter.com/M4k6e1FpFL— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) August 23, 2014
You don't become a billionaire by wasting money on deodorant. pic.twitter.com/M4k6e1FpFL
Great ball by Drogba, send Ramires away but Konchesky deals with the Brazilian.
It was a stunning through by Drogba.
Cleared, not well, by Cahill.
86' - Free kick to City.
Can they cause some drama late on?
85' - Courtois comes out to collect the ball.
He's made two good saves today. And don't forget that he's only 22.
Another header by Ivanovic. Sails high and wide.
What a great game he's had.
Didier Drogba coming on for his second home debut at Chelsea. #CFC pic.twitter.com/nquR8qWHzh— Football__Tweet (@Football__Tweet) August 23, 2014
Didier Drogba coming on for his second home debut at Chelsea. #CFC pic.twitter.com/nquR8qWHzh
Chelsea 23 - 6 Leicester City
Diego Costa is the third Spaniard to score in his first 2 PL matches. And he knows how to celebrate. pic.twitter.com/DJ3xQiQGJE— TEAMtalk (@TEAMtalk) August 23, 2014
Diego Costa is the third Spaniard to score in his first 2 PL matches. And he knows how to celebrate. pic.twitter.com/DJ3xQiQGJE
This is a special Chelsea team. They're able to get past two parked buses with their individual brilliance. My team are looking good so far.— Mike Makaab (@MikeMakaab) August 23, 2014
This is a special Chelsea team. They're able to get past two parked buses with their individual brilliance. My team are looking good so far.
The biggest cheer of the afternoon is reserved for this switch: Diego Costa off, Drogba on. Great reception for both players. #CFCLive— Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) August 23, 2014
The biggest cheer of the afternoon is reserved for this switch: Diego Costa off, Drogba on. Great reception for both players. #CFCLive
3 - Cesc Fabregas has now assisted three goals in two appearances for Chelsea. Bargain.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 23, 2014
3 - Cesc Fabregas has now assisted three goals in two appearances for Chelsea. Bargain.
Hazard got the ball on the wing and drove inside, beat one defender and around another and beats Schmeichel.
Great individual goal!
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!
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?
Taylor-Fletcher is on.
He ate all the pies in case you were wondering.
My oath the lad looks 20kgs overweight.
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.
Of the 39 league goals Diego Costa has scored in the last 3 seasons, 38 have been inside the area. Fox in the box. pic.twitter.com/K0iH4Thye1— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 23, 2014
Of the 39 league goals Diego Costa has scored in the last 3 seasons, 38 have been inside the area. Fox in the box. pic.twitter.com/K0iH4Thye1
Albrighton replaces Mahraz for the visitors.
Debut game for Albrighton.
Mahrez with a great game for the Foxes.
Willian on for Oscar.
Another sort of 6.5/10 performance for Oscar. Okay maybe a 7/10 game.
68' - Neat play with Costa and Hazard.
Hazard pulls the trigger but his shot is weak. And straight at the keeper.
Costa isn't paid to play beautiful football, he is paid to score goals. If he keeps this up Chelsea sail to the title.— Ben Fairthorne (@BFairthorne) August 23, 2014
Costa isn't paid to play beautiful football, he is paid to score goals. If he keeps this up Chelsea sail to the title.
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!?
65' - Ramires on for Schurrle.
Another decent display by the German midfielder.
Branislav Ivanovic dribbles and beats two defenders.
He cross goes finds Costa who's shot bumbles into the back despite a crowded box!
Thibaut Courtois with a great save to deny Nugent! http://t.co/u0F9mbUbbR— Football Vines (@Vine_Football) August 23, 2014
Thibaut Courtois with a great save to deny Nugent! http://t.co/u0F9mbUbbR
Chelsea have already had 15 shots vs Leicester, averaging one every 4 minutes. Peppering the goal. #CFC pic.twitter.com/eHXCzmUo6r— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 23, 2014
Chelsea have already had 15 shots vs Leicester, averaging one every 4 minutes. Peppering the goal. #CFC pic.twitter.com/eHXCzmUo6r
56' - WHAT. A. SAVE.
Fabregas tries to chip Schmeichel but the keeper tips it over the bar.
This game is turning into a cracker!
55' Penalty call was 50/50!
Seen worse given!
The best chance of the game then falls to Nugent who is clean through, but Courtois again produces a brilliant stop to thwart him. #CFCLive— Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) August 23, 2014
The best chance of the game then falls to Nugent who is clean through, but Courtois again produces a brilliant stop to thwart him. #CFCLive
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!
53' - Chelsea with a loud shot for a penalty.
Handball not given!
52' - It goes from corner to Leicester to shot by Schurrle in the blink of an eye.
Curling shot goes over the top.
FULL TIME: Chelsea take the points against a Leicester side that gave 100 per cent.
Konchesky and Schlupp look to get the ball from Hazard at the corner flag.
Three minutes of added time have been signaled.
Willian droves forward and unleashes an effort that Schmeichel parries.
The ball falls to Ramires in the area but his effort is blocked.
Schmeichel gets to the ball ahead of Drogba from Ramires' pass.
Wood comes on for Ulloa.
Albrighton's low shot is straight into the hands of Courtois.
Ramires loses out after Drogba looks to put him through.
Drogba somes on for Costa.
Ramires powers forward but his strike is over the bar.
Schmeichel is unlucky as Hazard's low shot from the left deflects under his body.
Schmeichel gathers from Costa's low cross aimed for Ivanovic.
The injured Hammond is replaced by Taylor-Fletcher.
Hammond is receiving treatment.
Willian replaces Oscar.
Albrighton comes on for Mahrez.
Ramires comes on for Schuurle.
Costa bundles the ball home after Ivanovic's cross deflects to him.
It's been a great second half.
More great keeping from Schmecihel to make a finger-tip save from Fabregas' chip.
Another chance for Ivanovic but Schmeichel is equal to it once more.
Great keeping from Courtois to keep out Nugent who was one-on-one.
Schurrle gets forward but his effort is over.
Schurrle is fouled by Hammond who is booked.
Schmeichel pushes Ivanovic's bullet header away.
Great shot from Oscar who sees his drive come off the bottom of the post.
Chelsea have to go backwards after Ivanovic goes down the right.
The second half is underway.
HALF TIME. Mahrez enjoyed the best chance in a half with little to split the two sides.
One minute of added time has been signaled.
Schurrle's volley is high, wide and not so handsome.
Strong defending again from Leicester to block Costa's progress.
Free kick to Leicester fro Schurrle's challenge on Konchesky.
The Foxes defend in numbers to keep out Costa after Hazard got the ball through to the Spaniard.
The ball falls to Costa who effort comes off Konschesky for a corner.
Costa has the ball taken off him on the edge of the area from Oscar's ball in.
Courtois is forced to parry from a sharp effort on the turn by Mahrez.
Nugent looks to push forward but is bustled off the ball.
Morgan gets a foot in to intercept a dangerous cut back from Oscar.
It's a disappointing corner from Mahrez.
Konchesky crosses deep and early but Terry is in the right place to clear.
Terry holds his ground and prevents Mahrez from making progress forward.
The ball falls to Cahill after Leicester struggle to clear their lines but his effort is blocked.
Chelsea clear Mahrez's cross after he gets the ball back from a short corner.
Konchesky plays it back to Schmeichel who thumps the ball upfield.
Oscar tries to get on the end of Schurrle's dangerous centre but it's just over him.
Nigel Pearson's troops are looking ok at the moment.
Chance for Leicester but Mahrez is inches away from making contact.
Costa leaves the ball to roll for Schurrle but the German's shot is over the bar.
Great run from Oscar's who's effort deflects out for a corner.
Ulloa applauds the pass from Nugent although it was hit too strongly.
Schlupp looks to put in Nugent but it's good defending from Cahill.
Chelsea win an early corner as Hammond tackles Costa.
We're underway in this game.
For Leicester Hammond and Schlupp come in for the injured Drinkwater, and Knockaert who is a sub.
Mourinho goes with the same starting XI that beat Burnley.
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