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Chelsea hammer Leicester in battle of last two champions

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Britain Football Soccer - Chelsea v Leicester City - Premier League - Stamford Bridge - 15/10/16 Leicester City's Jamie Vardy looks dejected as he speaks to Chelsea's David Luiz at full time Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Couldridge Livepic
Britain Football Soccer - Chelsea v Leicester City - Premier League - Stamford Bridge - 15/10/16 Leicester City's Jamie Vardy looks dejected as he speaks to Chelsea's David Luiz at full time Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Couldridge Livepic

REUTERS - Chelsea demolished the team that succeeded them as Premier League winners when champions Leicester City succumbed tamely 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Goals from the Premier League's leading marksman Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Victor Moses ensured Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri's visit to his old club was a far cry from five months ago when the Foxes received a guard of honour for their title triumph.

The unmarked Costa's seventh-minute strike was his seventh goal of the season, before Chelsea's dominance was further rewarded, following more comedy defending, by Hazard's expertly-taken second.

Moses finished a brilliant one-two 10 minutes from time to leave Leicester as the first English top-flight champions since Blackburn Rovers 21 years ago to lose their opening four away games of the season.

(Reporting by Ian Chadband, editing by Ed Osmond)


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