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Leicester City v Chelsea Live Commentary, 20/11/21

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CHE
A. Rüdiger (14)
N. Kanté (28)
C. Pulisic (71)
King Power Stadium

Commentary

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Chelsea face Juventus in a crucial Champions League showdown at home on Tuesday in their next outing . Leicester are also at home on Thursday in their Europa League clash against Legia Warsaw
Chelsea extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table to six points after claiming a 3-0 victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. Antonio Rudiger put the visitors ahead with a fine header from a Ben Chilwell corner. N'Golo Kante then haunted his former team with a brilliant run and finish to double Chelsea's advantage before the break. Christian Pulisic made sure of the three points for Thomas Tuchel's men with a close-range effort as the Foxes endured a day to forget.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: LEICESTER CITY 0-3 CHELSEA
90' + 2' A concern for Chelsea before the final whistle as Thiago Silva takes a knock in an aerial duel with Vardy. However, he appears to be okay.
90' There will be three minutes of added time.
88' Chelsea continue to press forward in search of further goals. They exchange passes in the final third before Chilwell hooks an effort over the bar from 25 yards.
86' The linesman on the right flank is being kept busy. Ziyech flicks an offload to Hudson-Odoi, who fires agonisingly wide of the right post. However, the offside flag goes up late.
84' OFFSIDE AGAIN! James is denied a brilliant goal by the offside flag. He buries a crisp right-footed strike past Schmeichel after combining with Ziyech, but the goal is disallowed for offside against Chilwell earlier in the move.
82' SAVE! Mendy is determined to keep a clean sheet, beating away a fine strike from Maddison. The Foxes midfielder displays intent by firing at goal from distance and his attempt takes a deflection. Mendy reacts and turns it behind for a corner with a one-handed stop.
81' DISALLOWED GOAL! Chelsea see another goal chalked off as Chilwell is caught offside before he tees up Pulisic to fire past Schmeichel.
80' It has been a complete performance from Chelsea today. A fine response to the disappointment of their draw against Burnley before the international break.
78' Leicester have conceded four goals to opposition substitutes in the Premier League this season, no team has conceded more.
R. Loftus-Cheek
Jorginho
Chelsea
77' Jorginho is withdrawn by Tuchel with an apparent knock. Loftus-Cheek replaces him in the Chelsea midfield.
76' Jorginho goes down on the pitch and may have to make way for the visitors. He has been excellent this afternoon.
K. Dewsbury-Hall
B. Soumaré
Leicester City
75' Dewsbury-Hall comes on to replace Soumare for the home side. It has been a difficult afternoon for Soumare.
73' DISALLOWED GOAL! Leicester are relieved to see the offside flag raised against Pulisic as the American tees up Hudson-Odoi to convert from close range. Chelsea cut through the Foxes defence before Pulisic finds Ziyech. He sees his effort blocked, but the rebound falls to Pulisic. He steers a low ball back across goal for Hudson-Odoi to score, but the celebrations are short-lived as the offside flag goes up.
H. Ziyech
Assist
Chelsea
71' Ziyech collects Chalobah's pass before tormenting Soyuncu with his skill. He then plays a sublime ball into the six-yard box for Pulisic to collect and score.
C. Pulisic
Goal
Chelsea
71' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! PULISIC MAKES IT THREE!!!! 3-0 CHELSEA!!!! This time the American converts from close range to put the game beyond the reach of the Foxes. Chalobah makes a burst forward from the back before releasing Ziyech into space in the right-inside channel. He turns Soyuncu one way then the other before sending a low ball into the middle. Pulisic is there to control it before firing past Schmeichel.
68' WIDE! Ziyech bends a brilliant cross into the box from the right flank for Pulisic to chase. He stretches to poke an effort at goal on his right foot amid pressure from Amartey, but his effort goes just wide of the right post.
É. Mendy
Yellow Card
Chelsea
65' Mendy goes into the book for taking his time from a goal kick.
65' VARDY HAS TO SCORE! The Foxes should be back in the game, but Vardy nods over from six yards. Maddison bends a dangerous cross into the box from the right flank. The forward gets in behind Rudiger and heads towards goal, but he misses the target.
63' SAVE! Amartey rifles a first-time strike at goal from 30 yards. It appears to be heading towards the top-right corner before Mendy gets across to palm it over the bar. Better from the Foxes.
H. Ziyech
M. Mount
Chelsea
62' Mount makes way for the Blues in the final third and is replaced by Ziyech.
C. Pulisic
K. Havertz
Chelsea
62' Pulisic replaces Havertz for the Blues to spearhead the attack.
61' INCHES OVER! Hudson-Odoi almost gets a deserved goal that would have all but wrapped the game. He weaves his way through three challenges in the left-inside channel before curling an effort towards goal on his right foot that travels just over the bar.
60' Chalobah angles a ball over the top for Chilwell to collect in the Leicester box. Albrighton tracks his run and makes an important challenge to steer it behind.
59' Mendy flaps at a cross from Maddison from the right flank. Fortunately for the Chelsea keeper, the ball bounces safely and James ushers it towards Mendy to claim at the second attempt.
58' Maddison turns on the edge of the box and has Leicester's first shot in anger on the Chelsea goal, but Mendy makes the stop and ensures that he claims the ball with Vardy lurking.
56' Havertz feeds Hudson-Odoi in space on the left flank, but Albrighton scampers back to make the challenge, conceding a corner in the process.
55' Hudson-Odoi cuts in from the left flank and tries to go for a low strike on his right foot that Schmeichel gets down to save with ease.
53' WHAT A SAVE! Schmeichel keeps Leicester in the game with a brilliant stop to deny Chilwell. Hudson-Odoi breaks down the left flank and offloads back to the wing-back. Chilwell fires low and hard towards goal, and his effort takes a deflection on the way, However, Schmeichel is undeterred and produces a fine reaction to save to turn the ball past the post.
50' James charges forward and bundes his way past Soyuncu in the middle of the park. He offloads towards Chilwell in space, but his throughball is blocked by Evans.
48' Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 47 Premier League matches when leading at half-time (W39, D8) dating back to 5th December 2018 against Wolverhampton Wanderers (L1-2).
46' Maddison sends Vardy down the left-inside channel, but his attempted cutback towards Iheanacho is gathered with ease by Mendy.
46' We're back under way at the King Power Stadium.
K. Ịheanachọ
A. Lookman
Leicester City
46' Lookman is replaced by Iheanacho in the final third for the home side.
J. Maddison
H. Barnes
Leicester City
46' Maddison replaces Barnes at the break for the home side.
Leicester failed to make an impact at all in the first half. They were sloppy defensively, while offering next to nothing in the final third. It is going to take a special effort from the hosts to break back into the contest.
Chelsea hold a comfortable 2-0 lead at the break in their Premier League clash against Leicester City. Antonio Rudiger put the visitors ahead with a fine header before former Leicester midfielder N'Golo Kante haunted his old team with a great run and finish. Thomas Tuchel's men have been excellent, while the Foxes have been off the pace from the off.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: LEICESTER CITY 0-2 CHELSEA
K. Schmeichel
Yellow Card
Leicester City
45' + 1' Schmeichel confronts referee Tierney about the decision and goes into the book for dissent.
45' + 1' BLOCK! James fails to clear the wall with his strike from the edge of the box, firing his effort straight into the Leicester line. Chalobah then scuffs his effort on the rebound allowing Schmeichel to gather.
45' There will be two minutes of added time.
J. Evans
Yellow Card
Leicester City
45' Havertz charges to the edge of the Leicester box before being fouled by Evans on the slide. The defender goes into the book for his challenge. Chelsea have a free-kick in a very dangerous position on the stroke of half-time.
43' Chilwell wins another cheap free-kick for the visitors, drawing a foul from Albrighton. The former Foxes are frustrating their old team-mates today.
41' Barnes tries to lift a ball over the top of Chalobah before bringing it down to strike, but the defender clears with authority ahead of the winger.
40' Only Chris Wood (4) and Emile Heskey (3) have scored more Premier League goals against Leicester as a former Fox than Kante (2), who has netted as many league goals in his last six as he managed in the 51 matches beforehand (2).
D. Amartey
Yellow Card
Leicester City
39' Amartey is booked in the aftermath of the Chelsea move for bringing down Hudson-Odoi on the charge.
38' CHANCE! Kante and Havertz have a miscommunication in the box and it prevents the former from making clean contact with a header from Chilwell's cross. The Frenchman can only send a tame effort into the hands of Schmeichel after colliding with his team-mate.
37' There are jeers from the home fans after Leicester are awarded a free-kick following a foul by Kante on Barnes. The Foxes feel that they are not getting the breaks today.
34' Chilwell goes down under pressure from Ndidi to win a free-kick for the visitors. Vardy is not happy with the decision. A sign of frustration from the Foxes.
33' Leicester are second best all over the pitch at the moment. Chelsea are winning the 50/50 duels and moving the ball around at will. Rodgers will be concerned on the sideline.
31' Schmeichel gifts possession to Hudson-Odoi in the Leicester box, but the winger's first touch lets him down. He cannot shoot towards goal, but tries to clip a cutback towards Havertz. Ndidi gets back for the hosts to make a crucial intervention.
29' Leicester have conceded 11 first-half goals in 12 games, more than any other team in the Premier League this season.
R. James
Assist
Chelsea
28' James clips a simple offload into the path of Kante, who is afforded all the time and space in the world to run and score.
N. Kanté
Goal
Chelsea
28' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! KANTE NETS A STUNNER!!!!! 2-0 CHELSEA!!!! The Frenchman scores a special goal against his former club to double Chelsea's lead. James plays Kante into acres of space in the middle of the park and is allowed to surge towards the edge of the box. The midfielder lines up a left-footed strike that soars past Schmeichel into the right side of the net. All too easy for the visitors.
26' Rudiger has scored more Premier League goals against Leicester (4) than any other side, with four of his last five in the competition coming against the Foxes.
24' DISALLOWED GOAL! Leicester have the ball in the back of the net, but Lookman's strike is chalked off for offside. Vardy runs at the Chelsea defence before offloading to Albrighton. He curls a dangerous cross to the back post for Lookman to convert on the slide. However, the forward is well beyond the last man James when the ball is played into the middle.
22' OVER! Mount takes on the set-piece and curls his effort over the wall, but it travels comfortably over Schmeichel's bar. 
21' Hudson-Odoi cuts in from the left flank with menace on his right foot. He reaches the edge of the Leicester box before being fouled by Amartey on the slide. Chelsea are awarded a free-kick in a dangerous position.
20' Kante loses possession in the Leicester half and it allows Lookman to pounce. However, he fails to pick out Vardy with his attempted throughball.
19' Chelsea are turning the screw after taking the lead and are looking to notch the crucial second goal that they failed to score against Burnley.
17' SAVE AND BLOCK! Chelsea open up the Leicester defence as Jorginho floats a ball over the top for Kante. He surges through the line before trying to clip a strike past Schmeichel, but the Dane makes the stop. Havertz latches on to the rebound, only to see his right-footed strike charged down by Soyuncu.
16' Chelsea have avoided defeat in their last 14 matches when scoring the opening goal in the English Premier League dating back to 10th April 2021 against Crystal Palace.
B. Chilwell
Assist
Chelsea
14' Chilwell floats a perfect cross in from the right corner flag for Rudiger to connect with and score.
A. Rüdiger
Goal
Chelsea
14' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! RUDIGER HEADS CHELSEA IN FRONT!!!!! 1-0!!!! The Blues take the lead as the defender stretches and guides his header away from Schmeichel into the top-left corner. Chilwell delivers a dangerous cross from the right flank that soars towards the near post. Rudiger drifts between two defenders before planting his attempt into the back of the Leicester net.
13' Chelsea probe down the right flank and win a corner off the legs of Evans.
12' Mount attempts to combine with Havertz in the final third, but Amartey makes a crucial interception to break up the attack.
11' Mount cuts in from the left flank and angles a cross into the box for the run of Havertz, but again the Blues overhit the delivery into the middle.
9' Rudiger collects and attempts an ambitious ball over the top for the run of Havertz, but the ball arcs over his head and out for a goal kick.
8' It has been an eventful start to the game from both teams. Chelsea are looking the more dangerous of the two sides at the moment.
7' Hudson-Odoi sends James down the right-inside channel and he fires a low ball across the face of goal. Schmeichel makes the decision to palm it away from goal amid the presence of Havertz.
5' Vardy breaks down the left flank and steers a dangerous low ball across the face of goal that Rudiger has to sweep clear ahead of Lookman.
4' OFF THE BAR! Jorginho launches a quick free-kick over the top for the run of Chilwell, who gets the wrong side of Albrighton. He bears down on goal and strikes on the half-volley towards the target, but his effort clips the top of the bar and travels over.
1' We're under way at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester City are unbeaten in their last three home Premier League matches against Chelsea (W1 D2), last having a longer unbeaten run on home soil against the Blues in the top-flight between February 1985 and May 1995 at Filbert Street (four draws).
Chelsea have also made two changes to their side that was held by Burnley in their last outing. Mount and Chalobah come into the team to replace Barkley and Christensen, who drop to the bench. Werner and Alonso are fit enough to take their spots on the bench, although Romelu Lukaku remains sidelined.
Leicester have made two changes to their side from their draw against Leeds last time out. Both are due to injury as Youri Tielemans and Ricardo Pereira are both unavailable. Amartey and Albrighton come into the fold to replace the duo as Rodgers alters the shape of his team to a 3-4-3 formation.
CHELSEA SUBS: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ross Barkley, Hakim Ziyech, Cesar Azpilicueta.
CHELSEA (3-4-3): Edouard Mendy; Trevor Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger; Reece James, N'Golo Kante, Jorginho, Ben Chilwell; Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Kai Havertz.
LEICESTER CITY SUBS: Ryan Bertrand, James Maddison, Danny Ward, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ayoze Perez, Hamza Choudhury, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Jannik Vestergaard, Patson Daka.
LEICESTER CITY (3-4-3): Kasper Schmeichel; Daniel Amatey, Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu; Timothy Castagne, Boubakary Soumare, Wilfred Ndidi, Marc Albrighton; Ademola Lookman, Jamie Vardy, Harvey Barnes.
Chelsea saw an impressive run of victories halted before the international break. Kai Havertz seemingly put the Blues on the path to a routine victory over Burnley at Stamford Bridge, but Thomas Tuchel's men paid for their lack of clinical edge. Matej Vydra earned the Clarets a share of the spoils to deny Chelsea the chance to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to five points. Tuchel and his team cannot afford another lapse.
Leicester return to action after the international break in need of a momentum boost. The Foxes are winless in their last three matches in all competitions, including a defeat to Arsenal in their last outing at the King Power Stadium. Brendan Rodgers' men did earn a point in their last match before the break on the road to Leeds United, but he and his team know that they will require a significant improvement this afternoon.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Leicester City and Chelsea at the King Power Stadium.