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The better team won, says Leicester player after three-goal loss to Chelsea

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Safiu Kehinde

Leicester City player, Marc Albrighton ate the humble pie after admitting that the Foxes lost at home to a better side, Chelsea, in Saturday’s Premier League match.

Brendan Roger’s men were no match to the dominant Chelsea team who were inspired by former Leicester City man, Ngolo Kante.

Despite the absence of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner, the Blues commanded the King Power Stadium through another outstanding display. Thomas Tuchel’s men took the lead via Antonio Rudiger’s header in the 14th minute.

The Blues kept mounting pressure on Leicester City which eventually paid off after Ngolo Kante made it two. The Frenchman stunned his old team with screamer left-foot strike.

The second half was no different as Leicester City still could not break through the composed Chelsea team. They could only register three shots on goal all through the match with none getting past Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy.

In contrast to Leicester’s shady display, Chelsea ran the length of the pitch. Their fiery conquest amounted to seven shots on goal and six off target. Tuchel’s men also enjoyed 62 per cent possession of the game.

Meanwhile, second half substitute, Christian Pulisic put the icing on the cake towards the end of the match. A killer through-ball by Trevor Chalobah met fellow second-half sub, Hakim Ziyech who laced the ball to the feet of Pulisic. The USMNT International completed Leicester’s devastation as he slotted the ball past Kasper Schmeichel.

The win against Leicester City saw Chelsea temporarily six points ahead of second-placed Manchester City. Leicester, on the other hand, sit at the 12th position with 15 points gathered across 12 League games.

Thomas Tuchel’s men shall be facing Juventus next in a Champions League match before settling scores with struggling Manchester United in the Premier League.

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