By Norman Isaac Mwambazi
Brendan Roger’s men were in fine form last night as they cruised past Frank Lampard’s struggling Chelsea with a 2 – nil win at the King Power Stadium.
The win means that Leicester City, who won the Premier League against odds, literally, in the 2015/16 season, are now top of the table in this 2020/21 season.
Leicester got their first goal early enough in the sixth minute with a Wilfred Ndidi volley that beat Chelsea’s Eduard Mendy and made its way to the back of the net.
Chelsea had their chances through Tammy Abraham and defender Tiago Silva but none was able to bring matters to level terms.
In the 41st minute, in-form midfielder James Maddison coolly finished off a Leicester City attack to extend his club’s league on the night, and the score would stay like that until the final whistle to give them all the three points. In the 86th minute, Timo Werner’s goal was ruled out for offside by Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
This was Chelsea’s fifth loss in eight matches, slipping further down the table to now eighth as they keep struggling to get wins since their loss to Arsenal on Boxing Day last year. The Blues’ poor run of form has brought concern over Frank Lampard’s future at Stamford Bridge.
In the other fixture that was played last night, West Ham beat relegation threatened West Bromwich Albion 2 – 1 thanks to goals from Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio. West Ham are now seventh on the table.
Tonight, Manchester City host Aston Villa and Manchester United make the trip to Fulham knowing that a win for either Manchester side will take them to the top of the table.
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