Chelsea 1-1 Leicester: Player ratings as wasteful Blues settle for draw


Chelsea were made to rue missed chances as they fell to a 1-1 home draw against Leicester City on Thursday night.

Leicester had two shots all game but went ahead when James Maddison rifled one home early on, before Marcos Alonso levelled things up before the break. The Blues dominated the possession and chances thereafter but could not find a winner, though the result did all but secure third spot in the Premier League this season.

Chelsea started the game on the front foot but it would be the visitors who took the lead inside six minutes. Kasper Schmeichel fired a long pass into the channel which Alonso failed to deal with. The ball then broke to Maddison who wriggled free of his marker and lashed home from outside the box.

Moments later Trevoh Chalobah almost netted an even better goal with Schmeichel at full stretch to deny the centre-back from 25 yards out.

After this quick start things simmered down with Chelsea dominating possession as Leicester were content to sit back and defend – which, for the most part, they did so stoically.



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