After losing the FA Cup final four days ago, Chelsea extracted a little revenge with a 2 - 1 against Leicester in the Premier League to go 3rd on the table with 67 points.
Chelsea dominated the game especially in the first half with VAR disallowing Timo Werner’s two goals, one for an offside and the other for a handball in the build-up to the goal. As for Leicester, they seemed a bit off the pace after celebrating their first FA Cup victory. Things started to go against Leicester’s favor when Antonio Rudiger headed home after Chilwell curled one in from the corner. Leicester tried to find their way back into the game but couldn’t get the final pass right and kept losing possession. Things got worse for Leicester when VAR awarded Chelsea a penalty after a challenge by Fofana on Werner right at the edge of the box. Jorginho, Chelsea’s penalty taker kept his cool and simply placed the ball into the bottom right, sending Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way. Leicester pulled one back after Ndidi won the ball right outside the Chelsea box and passed it to the in-form Ihenacho who couldn’t miss.
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This victory put Chelsea in command of the top four as they find themselves in third spot with 67 points and travel to Villa Park for their final day of this season. Leicester remains on 66 points and will be hosting Tottenham at home, therefore, if Leicester win their final game against Spurs, they could still miss out on the final UCL spot if Liverpool manages to win their remaining fixture which would more than likely keep them ahead of Leicester on goal difference.
In the post-match interview, Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel clearly said, “It was an outstanding performance but the job is not done. We have two more to go. The fans made a huge difference. You see the speed in our game, the hunger, the ambition. It was a very strong performance and I’m absolutely delighted the team can present itself like this in front of our fans. We needed exactly that today. It was a big win but it’s not time for celebration yet”.
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