Chelsea 0 – 0 Leicester (FULL TIME)

Follow all the live action with Juicy Links as we bring you the build-up followed by live updates of the game.


CHELSEA: 0

LEICESTER: 0


New updates available: Click to Refresh


Match ends, Chelsea 0, Leicester City 0

90 ‘+ 5’ Second Half ends, Chelsea 0, Leicester City 0.

90 ‘+ 4’ Attempt missed. Victor Moses (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andreas Christensen following a corner.

90 ‘+ 4’ Corner, Chelsea. Corner committed by Kasper Schmeichel.

90 ‘+ 4’ Attempt saved by the right side of the goal. Marcos Alonso (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the center of the goal.

90 ‘+ 2’ Willian (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90 ‘+ 2’ Foul by Vicente Iborra (Leicester City).

90 ‘+ 1’ Offside, Leicester City. Wilfred Ndidi tries a through ball, but Riyad Mahrez is caught offside.

90 Substitution, Leicester City. Vicente Iborra replaces Matty James.

90 ‘Offside, Chelsea. N’Golo Kanté tries a through ball, but Victor Moses is caught offside.

87 ‘Álvaro Morata (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

87 ‘Foul by Álvaro Morata (Chelse)

87 Harry Maguire (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86 Daniel Amartey (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86 ‘Foul by Álvaro Morata (Chelsea)

83 Offside, Leicester City. Kasper Schmeichel tries a through ball, but Riyad Mahrez is caught offside.

82 Substitution, Leicester City. Demarai Gray replaces Jamie Vardy.

81 ‘Foul by Andreas Christensen (Chelsea).

81 Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79 Attempt missed. Tiemoué Bakayoko (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assistance from Willian.

78 ‘Attempt missed. Tiemoué Bakayoko (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

76 ‘Offside, Chelsea. Thibaut Courtois tries a through ball, but Álvaro Morata is caught offside.

75 ‘Attempt saved by the right side of the goal. Willian (Chelsea) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the center of the goal. Assistance from N’Golo Kanté.

75’ STAT: Since losing to Man City in September, Chelsea have won each of their last seven home Premier League games, shipping just three goals and keeping five clean sheets in that time.

73 Substitution, Leicester City. Christian Fuchs replaces Shinji Okazaki.

73 Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73 ‘Foul by César Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

72 ‘Attempt saved. Tall and in the center of the goal. N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the center of the goal. Assisted by César Azpilicueta.

70′ That decision is a bit harsh on Chilwell, who has been excellent this afternoon, and it’s definitely harsh on Leicester. The Foxes have looked sharp all match, and based on what we’ve seen would figure to be the likelier side to break this deadlock, but they’re going to be in tough just to preserve the draw now.

68’ LEICESTER DOWN TO 10 MEN! Well how about that! They have been the better side throughout, have nothing to show for it, and now find themselves a man down for the final 20 minutes! Chilwell catches Moses, whom he didn’t see coming, and there’s no hesitation from Mike Jones who shows the full-back his second yellow!

67 Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

67 Foul by Tiemoué Bakayoko (Chelsea).

66 ‘Attempt missed. Victor Moses (Chelsea) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assistance from Willian.

65’ STAT: Leicester City have won just once in their 11 previous Premier League visits to Stamford Bridge (W1 D3 L7) – winning 2-0 in September 2000, with Muzzy Izzet and Stan Collymore getting on the scoresheet.

61 Shinji Okazaki (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 61 Foul by Shinji Okazaki (Leicester City).

61 Willian (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60 ‘Hand by Victor Moses (Chelsea)

60’ It’s definitely a 4-3-3 now for Chelsea, with Willian and Pedro flanking Morata. The substitutes will look to inject some much-needed pace and get after this Leicester defence that hasn’t had a whole lot to worry about up to this point.

58 Substitution, Chelsea. Willian replaces Cesc Fàbregas.

58 Substitution, Chelsea. Pedro enters and replaces Eden Hazard.

57 ‘Corner, Leicester City. Corner made by Andreas Christensen.

56 ‘N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

53’ Another Leicester free-kick and this one is floated in invitingly. Dragovic disguises his run and is able to get behind Rudiger, but he’s unable to get on the end of the delivery, reaching out at full-stretch but coming up just short!

52 ‘Foul by N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea).

49 ‘Attempt blocked. Matty James (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

48 Daniel Amartey (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

48 ‘Foul by Tiemoué Bakayoko (Chelsea).

46 ‘Foul by Harry Maguire (Leicester City).

46 Álvaro Morata (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46’ Second Half begins

45 ‘+ 2’ First Half ends, Chelsea 0, Leicester City 0.

42 ‘Corner, Chelsea. Corner committed by Kasper Schmeichel.

45′ There will be two minutes added on at the end of this first half.

43’ It took them a while, but Chelsea are finally firmly in the ascendency, but the timing is far from ideal as their momentum will come to a halt at half-time. Nonetheless, they can take solace in the fact that they made it through Leicester’s prolonged push unscathed.

42 ‘Corner, Chelsea. Corner committed by Kasper Schmeichel.

42 ‘Attempt saved to the left corner. Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the center of the goal. Assistance from Eden Hazard.

41 Foul by Harry Maguire (Leicester City).

40 Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40 Foul by Tiemoué Bakayoko (Chelsea).

38 ‘Attempt missed. Marc Albrighton (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

38 ‘Attempt blocked. Shinji Okazaki (Leicester City) left footed shot from the center of the box is blocked. Assistance from Jamie Vardy.

37′ Great footwork from Mahrez up against Rudiger, carving out a bit of space in the area and driving a delivery across the face of goal, but Vardy can’t meet it at the far post!

36′ These Chelsea supporters are growing a bit restless. One of the few positives from this first half has been the fact that they haven’t conceded amidst waves of Leicester pressure, but they have not looked at all like scoring themselves since Fabregas’ effort just shy of 15 minutes.

36 Foul by Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City).

36 Marcos Alonso (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.

33 Substitution, Chelsea. Andreas Christensen replaces Gary Cahill because of an injury.

32 ‘The match is resumed.

31 ‘The game is stopped due to an injury by Gary Cahill (Chelsea).

31 Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) is penalized for it.

30′ STAT: The Foxes are winless in their last 12 away Premier League games against ‘big six’ opposition (W0 D3 L9) – losing each of the last five.

28′ Approaching the half-hour mark now and the tempo is slowly starting to fizzle. Chelsea are to blame, doing their part to slow things down, recognising the advantage Leicester hold should this turn into a back and forth affair, because of the pace in their side.

26’ Chelsea are struggling to break out of their own half here, and when they do their spells in attack are proving brief as Leicester are winning the ball back with great determination, aided by some sloppy Chelsea passing.

26 ‘Foul by Aleksandar Dragovic (Leicester City).

26 Álvaro Morata (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23 ‘Hand ball by Álvaro Morata (Chelsea).

23 Attempt missed. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Riyad Mahrez.

21 Shinji Okazaki (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21 ‘Foul by N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea).

20’ STAT: Leicester have both scored and conceded in 14 of their 22 league games this season – more than any other Premier League side.

18 Matty James (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

18 ‘Foul by Matty James (Leicester City).

18 ‘N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16 ‘Attempt saved by sticks on the ground. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the center of the goal. Assistance by Álvaro Morata.

15’ Quite remarkably, it remains goalless at Stamford Bridge through 15 minutes. It’s been an excellent watch thus far, with plenty of chances at both ends, but some excellent goalkeeping, combined with some poor finishing, has denied both sides a breakthrough.

15 Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

15 Gary Cahill (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14 ‘Offside, Chelsea. César Azpilicueta tries a through ball, but Álvaro Morata is caught offside.

11′ CLOSE! Another lovely Leicester attack as James gets on the inside track against Kante and plays Vardy through, but the striker drags his effort wide of the far post! Back the other way come Chelsea, but Schmeichel does well to parry Moses’ cross.

9′ BIG CHANCE! Chilwell bombs forward to get on the end of a long ball, beats a defender and then serves it on a platter for Okazaki at the near post, but the forward makes horrible contact and slices his first-time effort across goal and well away from harm. Pressure stays on and Vardy is played through, but flicks an effort into the side-netting!

7′ STAT: Chelsea have lost just one of their last 11 meetings with Leicester City in the Premier League (W9 D1 L1) – losing 1-2 in December 2015 at the King Power Stadium.

5′ Plenty of Chelsea possession in these opening stages, as Leicester are forced to give chase. Oddly though, there’s a bit of a subdued atmosphere at Stamford Bridge on this chilly night in London.

3′ Sumptuous interplay from Chelsea early on! Alonso makes strides down the left and picks out Morata, who tees up Hazard with a clever back-heel, who lays it off for Kante, but the midfielder sees his first-time shot blocked, before the Blues settle for a corner.


Chelsea host Leicester at Stamford Bridge with kick-off scheduled for 4pm (West African Time) on Saturday, January 13.

Advertisements

Be the first to comment on this

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s