EPL Wrap: Leicester Go Top, Chelsea Malaise Returns

EPL Wrap: Leicester Go Top, Chelsea Malaise Returns Photo: TT
Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City (2l) celebrates scoring the first goal during the Premier League match at the King Power Stadium

Leicester City have moved into top spot on the English Premier League table whilst condemning Chelsea to yet another defeat with a 2-0 win on Tuesday night.

First-half goals from Wilfred Ndidi and in-form midfielder James Maddison settled the contest for Leicester City who moved above Manchester United and Manchester City into top spot with the three points.

“It was a very good performance, playing against a really talented team, an outstanding team, but I thought the players were excellent,” Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers said.

“In terms of result, its a very good result and performance level, off the back of a tough game at the weekend as well.

“When you play Chelsea, you know they’re going to really work you, but I thought we showed a really good aggression in the game and a good desire and scored two good goals.”

On being top, Rodgers added: “It’s fantastic, it’s a really good start for us, but there’s so much work to do now in the second part of the season, which were happy to do.”

The Foxes have played one game more than United and two more than City, but will be buoyed by their lofty position, while Chelsea languish down in eighth after a horror recent run.

The Blues have only managed seven points from their past eight Premier League games, having been perceived as title contenders in November.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard said: “We were beaten by the better team.

“The general theme of our performance was slower, was more sluggish, was lacking confidence but also lacking a bit of desire to run.

“That comes down to confidence at times. When a team is confident, they look like Leicester, like we did a month ago.”

Ben somerford
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