FT: Chelsea 1-1 Leceister city; Watch and Download Full Premier League Highlights and Goal
It was a great tie between Thomas Tuchel side and Leceister city as Chelsea look forward to maintain third position on the premier league table while Leceister city aimed at moving up the table
Leicester City are targeting a place in the top half of the Premier League table and they can practically seal that if they had defeated Chelsea on Thursday night but the match end with a goal drawl.
The Blues come into the match after the heartbreak of losing the FA Cup final to Liverpool on Sunday.
Thomas Tuchel has made several changes from his team that fell to defeat on penalties at the weekend.
Chelsea put themselves in prime position on Thursday evening to seal third place in this season’s Premier League with a 1-1 draw with Leicester City in front of their home fans.
It was the away side who broke the deadlock on Thursday following a stunningly taken shot from James Maddison who managed to squeeze the ball past Edouard Mendy from long distance.
Chelsea were forced to wait 28 minutes of dominance before Marcos Alonso earned his sides equaliser striking home after a cleverly weighted cross from Reece James.
It’s the Blues’ second to last home game of the season which sees them playing for pride and third place after their Champions League qualification was confirmed earlier this week.
They saw off the Foxes back in November with a 3-0 cruise in the Midlands, a performance dubbed as ‘outstanding’ by Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers. Now they head to the capital hoping to avoid a league double defeat to Tuchel’s men.
Leceister city took the early lead when James Maddison bends one from the edge of the box to send the away fans into rapture. which makes it Chelsea 0-1 Leceister city
But long even that the hosts came back on level terms. Marcos Alonso converts at the back post from Recce james to make it Chelsea 1-1 Leceister City.
The Blues started the second half once again on the front foot as they looked for a goal that would put them ahead of the Foxes.
Romelu Lukaku did some work on the wide flank himself putting a ball into the box in the 52nd minute but Christian Pulisic wasn’t able to reach the ball to put it in the back of the net.
72 minutes in and Pulisic and N’Golo Kante made way for Cesar Azpilicueta and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
A Chelsea corner saw Chalobah hit the target once again, this with header, but, as was the story on the day, Schmeichel had it covered.
Five minutes after their last change, Tuchel decided to bring on Kai Havertz in place of Romelu Lukaku.
The Blues continued to dominate the rest of the game failing to make a breakthrough as the game finished 1-1.