Chelsea Wallop Leicester City in Race for Top Four Finish

Chelsea in a tensed encounter for the top four finish have defeated Leicester City by 2 – 1. This Premier league fixture is coming days after the London side lose to Leicester in the FA Cup final.

The Blues – who were roared on by 8,000 fans – dominated the first-half, and had two Timo Werner goals ruled out and a strong penalty appeal turned down.

In a hard fought victory, the first half of the game saw Chelsea dominate possession but couldn’t find the back of the net. The moment came when misfiring striker, Timo Werner hit the back of the net but VAR came to play – no goal.

But they finally grabbed a deserved lead early in the second period as Antonio Rudiger bundled in from close range from a Ben Chilwell corner.

After Chelsea German Anthonio Rudiger put Chelsea in front, it never took so long before a penalty from Jorghinho double the tally for Thomas Tuchel men after Werner was tripped in the box by Wesley Fofana.

The visitors were given hope a quarter-of-an-hour from the end, however, when Kelechi Iheanacho took advantage of some slack Chelsea defending to finish.

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But Chelsea got over the line to go third and get their revenge for the weekend’s FA Cup final defeat.

And now all eyes will turn to Liverpool to see if they can leapfrog Leicester into fourth by beating Burnley on Wednesday.

Despite Antonio Rudiger and Jorginho goals puting the Blues in control and a Kelechi Iheanacho reply put the blues in a tension in the few minutes to the end of the encounter.

As it stands, Chelsea have now leapfrog Leicester City to go third on the league table, it’s now a battle between Liverpool and Leicester City for the top four finish.

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