On Tuesday night, Leicester City climbed to the top of the Premier League after beating Frank Lampard’s Chelsea at the King Power Stadium.
Lampard replaced the misfiring Timo Werner with last season’s lead forward, Tammy Abraham, with fringe player, Calum Hudson-Odoi and American, Christian Pulisic flanking him on both sides to complete the front three for the North London side.
Despite the changes and heavy investment, it was Brendan Rodgers’s men that drew first blood, after Nigerian midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi pounced on a loose ball at the edge of the box, before driving it in with his left foot.
Chelsea struggled to string up an attack at the other end and a free flowing Leicester side capitalised. This time, Kasper Schmeichel sent a thumping long shot upfield unto Albrighton, who sent in a teasing cross for Vardy, only for the Englishman to miss the ball, but Maddison made no mistakes when it kindly fell to him in the middle of the box, as he drove it low and into the net to make it 2:0.
Chelsea struggled to come back into the game, with Timo Werner’s goal later chopped off by the VAR for offside. Chelsea have now lost five times in the last eight games, with only two wins in the same number of games.
Frank Lampard’s Chelsea reign is increasingly becoming a ticking time bomb. It remains to be seen what might happen to the club legend in the coming weeks.
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