Leicester City defeated a lacklustre and clueless Chelsea side 2-0 to move to the top of the table. The Foxes capitalised on some appalling defending by the Blues to heap more pressure on Frank Lampard, who has now failed to win five of the last seven league games.
The Foxes took advantage of Chelsea’s poor defending from a short corner, as Ndidi rifled his shot off the inside of the post to give Leicester the lead in the 6th minute. Maddison almost doubled Leicester’s lead minutes later, but saw his fierce shot hit the bar.
Hudson-Odoi had the best chance of the half for Chelsea to equalise after Pulisic set up the winger on the right, but the forward dragged his shot wide into the side netting. At the other end Jamie Vardy missed the opportunity to score Leicester’s second, as Mendy parried the forward’s chip in a one-on-one situation.
Leicester doubled their lead in the 41st minute through James Maddison, who steered the ball beyond Mendy after latching onto Albrighton’s ball over the top in the box.
Chelsea were lucky not to concede a third in the opening minutes of the second half, as an unmarked Justin headed inches wide of the far post from six yards out. Mendy kept Chelsea in the game with a vital save in the 57th minute to deny Tielemans from a Leicester counter-attack.
Werner had the ball in the back of the net for Chelsea in the 87th minute, but the forward’s effort was ruled out by a marginal offside call. Ziyech’s tame effort in the last minute of the stoppage time was easily saved by Schmeichel, as Leicester inflicted Chelsea’s sixth defeat of the season.