Leicester vs Chelsea: Premier League – LIVE!
Chelsea are hoping to push on from a rare positive week as they travel to face Leicester in the Premier League this afternoon. Victory over Leeds last weekend was followed by a win over Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night, to send the Blues into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Not since October have Graham Potter’s side won three matches in a row, something they will be desperate to achieve at the King Power Stadium. Chelsea currently sit 10th in the table, needing to push on and try to close the gap to fellow west London sides Fulham and Brentford. Wesley Fofana starts against his former club, while Mykhailo Mudryk comes into the side with Raheem Sterling out.
Leicester are just two points off the relegation zone and on a run of four straight defeats, with Brendan Rodgers’ side continuing to struggle for consistency as they look nervously over their shoulder. Follow all the action LIVE below, featuring expert analysis from Nizaar Kinsella at the ground.
GOAL! Leicester 1-3 Chelsea | Mateo Kovacic 78′
And that will surely be that. Ball to the back post, nodded back across goal and Kovacic is there to volley home. Lovely move.
Mudryk doesn’t know either, he’s celebrating away in that corner. Big knee slide, fist pump… and then he looks around. Disaster.
He was clean through, decent enough finish but the flag then goes up.
74 mins: Dewsbury-Hall from distance this time, straight at Kepa.
Two Chelsea changes. Pulisic and Chalobah on for Chilwell and Loftus-Cheek.
72 mins: Mudryk with a lovely touch through to Gallagher, loses his balance on the edge of the area but still gets the shot away. Comfortable for Ward.
Good spell this for the visitors, another goal and they’ll surely have the match wrapped up.
Leicester should score though! Kepa again makes a mess of a ball into, Barnes with the header and Dewsbury-Hall somehow scuffs his effort from six yards out. Kepa nowhere.
69 mins: Havertz header from the corner, great save from Ward! Chelsea starting to wake up again.
Loftus-Cheek then gets in down the side, Faes slides in and it will be another corner for Chelsea.
68 mins: First real sign of Mudryk’s threat on the counter. Can’t be giving him space.
So quick, into the box on his left foot but Souttar does really well to just about stick with him and block the shot.
66 mins: OFF THE LINE!
Wow, Chelsea are very fortunate to still be ahead. Ball comes in, not convincing at all from Kepa to palm it away.
Shot comes in, hacked away off the line and Chelsea scramble it clear.
65 mins: Ball played out to Castagne, Loftus-Cheek flies in inside the box… very fortunate that the wing-back didn’t go down.
Instead it’s a Leicester corner. Maddison takes it short, eventually pinged in by Pereira and it’s headed behind by Loftus-Cheek.
63 mins: Gallagher dinks a cross to the back post, sails over Mudryk though and out of play.
Leicester lose it again, back to Gallagher and he plays it through to Havertz. Just outside the area… high and wide.
61 mins: Maddison is up and about, fine to carry on.
We’ve had 15 minutes of this second-half and it feels like there’s been about 45 seconds of action.