Chelsea Star Not Happy With Stamford Bridge Crowd After Leicester Draw

Ruben Hill
January 14, 2018

The Blues played out a goalless stalemate with Leicester City on their return to Premier League action on Saturday and, despite the fact that they played the last 25 minutes against 10 men, Conte's side just couldn't break the deadlock.

The Foxes were superb throughout the first half and had Antonio Conte's side on the back foot for the majority of the time, without creating many clear openings on goal.

Leicester have shown a marked improvement under Puel and have pulled away from the relegation zone to sit eighth, whilst Chelsea occupy third spot but are 16 points adrift of runaway leaders Manchester City. We did this. In the FA Cup we played with one team, in the Carabao Cup we played another team, and today we played nearly the same team as Wednesday.

"We played Wednesday night and played against a really good team in good physical form like Leicester after only two-and-a-half days".

In the other Premier League games on Saturday, Crystal Palace edged past Burnley 1-0, thanks to a first half goal by Bakary Sako. Conte took a team that finished tenth and turned them into title-winners.

Conte says our attacking struggles are down to the whole team and not any one individual. "We have to kill a match off", he said.

They were soon given a major boost for the final 20 minutes as Leicester were reduced to 10-men, as the impressive Chilwell was given his marching orders for two yellow cards in the space of five minutes, his second for a late challenge on Victor Moses.

"I think he is with the doctor now, but it's okay, I do not think it was serious".

Elsewhere yesterday, Watford manager Marco Silva defended Abdoulaye Doucoure's controversial last-minute equaliser for his side in their 2-2 draw with Southampton, believing that it balanced out decisions that had gone against the Hertfordshire club earlier in the season.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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