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Kante helps Chelsea win over Leicester

Chelsea managed to grab the three points in their latest Premier League game, scoring a 2-1 away victory to Leicester.

Line-ups:

Leicester: Schmeichel – Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs – Albrighton, Ndidi, James, Mahrez – Vardy, Slimani;

Chelsea: Courtois – Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger – Moses, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Kante, Alonso – Morata, Pedro.

The Blues dominated the game and looked in control for most of the match. Alvaro Morata looked very involved but he was very well contained by Wes Morgan for most of the first half. However, in the 41st minute, the Spanish striker brought from Real Madrid for €65m, managed to open the score for Chelsea. Morata headed home after having received a very good cross from Cesar Azpilicueta.

Only one minute earlier, Slimani missed a very bog chance for Leicester, after a trademark counter-attack move for the Foxes.

In the 50th minute, N’Golo Kante doubled Chelsea’s lead by scoring with a great shot from around 30m out. The French midfielder only scored once for Leicester during his time at Power King stadium and was obviously not considered a threat from distance by his former teammates. But he proved them wrong by sending a powerful and well placed shot that went past Schmeichel and into the net.

Jamie Vardy put Leicester back in the game in the 61st minute, after he transformed a penalty that he himself won. After that, Leicester tried to equalise but never really looked capable of threatening Chelsea’s victory. In fact, Willian had the change to score another one for the Blues, but he was denied by Schmeichel.

Sky Sports designated N’Golo Kante as the man of the match. He cut off most of Leicester attacks and blocked paths so that very few balls reached Jamie Vardy. Furthermore, he scored a great goal that proved to be decisive.