Premier League: Decoding the best matches between Leicester and Chelsea
Leicester City host Premier League 2021-22 leaders Chelsea on November 20 after the international break. The Foxes are 12th in the league standings after enduring an inconsistent season so far. Chelsea have collected 26 points and sit atop. Over the last few seasons, the two teams have provided plenty of entertainment and drama. One expects another cracking contest between the two good sides.
Why does this story matter?
Chelsea have been ruthless under Thomas Tuchel and are the favorites to win the league this season. They are so compact and sound as a side. On the other hand, Leicester often produce the goods in big matches under Brendan Rodgers. Of late, the matches between the two sides have been intense. On the same note, we decode the best matches between them.
Chelsea trounce Leicester 3-0 away
In the 2016-17 season, Chelsea trounced Leicester 3-0 at the King Power Stadium. The win had helped Chelsea move seven points clear at the top. Marcos Alonso scored in either halves as Pedro too netted a goal in the 71st minute. Leicester had fielded a new 3-5-2 system but it didn't work against Antonio Conte's men, who were terrific on the day.
Leicester beat Chelsea 2-1 under Ranieri
Leicester stunned everyone in the 2015-16 season when they won the Premier League title under Claudio Ranieri. It was a season when Chelsea finished 10th. However, when the two teams met at the King Power Stadium in December 2015, the Foxes won 2-1. Jamie Vardy netted the opener for Leicester before Riyad Mahrez curled in a stunner. Loic Remy pulled one back for Chelsea.
Leicester beat Lampard's Chelsea 2-0
The 2020-21 season had Leicester once threaten to win the league title before they fizzled out towards the end. In January 2021, Frank Lampard's Chelsea visited the King Power Stadium and fell short by a 2-0 margin. Wilfred Ndidi scored an early goal from 20 yards before James Maddison added the second before half-time. After the break, Leicester created the better chances.
Chelsea hold the Foxes 2-2
In February 2020, Chelsea came back to hold Leicester 2-2 at the King Power Stadium. The result saw Leicester stay third above fourth-placed Chelsea. The first half didn't produce any substance. However, things changed drastically in the second half. Antonio Rudiger headed Chelsea ahead from Mason Mount's corner before Harvey Barnes equalized. Ben Chilwell put Leicester ahead but Chelsea equalized with Rudiger's headed goal.