Leicester City vs Chelsea: Live Score and Commentary, Premier League Football 2017-18

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedSep 09, 2017 21:30 IST

Leicester City 1 -2 Chelsea- Full Time- LIVE!


21:30 (IST)9 SEP 2017


A hat-trick of victories for the reigning champions. Chelsea have made it 9 points from 4 games. Leicester City showed a lot of character but their poor run continues. Having mustered only 3 points out of a possible 12, Craig Shakespeare needs to take matters to the drawing board once again. In their defence, they have had a tough opening month and their defeats have come against Arsenal, Manchester United and now, Chelsea.

Though they were dominant for the greater part of the game, some poor decision making from their midfielders saw them missing out on more than a few chances to kill the game off. But Conte wouldn't worry about that. That's 3 points in the kitty and the ghosts from the opening weekend seem to have been exorcised. Now that their squad is coming to its full strength, Chelsea seem to be getting stronger with every passing week. That's all from the King Power Stadium for today. 

21:21 (IST)9 SEP 2017


21:20 (IST)9 SEP 2017

93' Almost there! Vardy comes close again!
King drives a cross into the near post but it's a bit too close to Courtois and Vardy can't get to it. If he had got a touch, it could have been tragedy for Chelsea.

21:19 (IST)9 SEP 2017

92' SCHMEICHEL SAVES! Willian should have scored.
Willian is freed up on the left side of the box by Hazard. And he has plenty of time. Cuts in but hits it straight at Schmeichel!

21:18 (IST)9 SEP 2017

90' Hazard wins freekick! Content just to keep the ball and run down the clock.
Chelsea comfortably keeps the ball on the left flank. Runs it around. Willian, Alonso and Hazard all combine to help run down the clock. Hazard tries to surge ahead into the box but gets brought down. 

21:16 (IST)9 SEP 2017

88' Could there be a twist in the tale? 
The match has forayed into the business end of affairs. And Leicester are still trying to find a way through.

21:14 (IST)9 SEP 2017

85' O WILLIAN! SO close! Schmeichel was done for there!
Willian tries to carve one into the far top corner. He does almost everything right. He beats Schmeichel convincingly but also beats the post. Great effort.

21:13 (IST)9 SEP 2017

84' Chelsea are regaining their feet. Eden Hazard's introduction has definitely brought a sense of calmness and the wizard is running around looking for a gap to push some magic through. Wins a corner. But Chelsea are content trying to waste some time there.

21:11 (IST)9 SEP 2017

83' Leicester will now try to unleash waves of attack relentlessly now. Or will at least try to. The Foxes won't go down without a fight.

21:09 (IST)9 SEP 2017

81' Chelsea denied a penalty!
Willian with a quality ball to Alonso on the left flank. The fullback is free on the left and swings in a beautiful cross and Morata meets it with his head. And Maguire stops it with an outstretched hand but gets away with it.

21:08 (IST)9 SEP 2017

80' Inches away from Zappacosta!
Kante with a glorious cross court ball for Alonso on the left flank. And Zappacosta is free on the right side and though his first touch let him down a bit, he recovers well and gets a good shot away but it is only inches away from the far post and runs out of play.

21:06 (IST)9 SEP 2017

79' Iheanacho steals the ball from Chelsea in midfield and slides one into the stride of Mahrez. But he can't get past Rudiger. Should have done better. Leicester were 3 on 3.

21:05 (IST)9 SEP 2017

78' Substitutions!
Kelechi Iheanacho in James.
Eden Hazard for Cesc Fabregas. He is back! 

21:04 (IST)9 SEP 2017

77' Nearly, very nearly for Leicester!
Christian Fuchs whips in a delicious ball from the left flank and a charging Vardy just cannot get there in time to head it in. Courtois gathers.

21:03 (IST)9 SEP 2017

76' Eden Hazard is all set to come on for Chelsea! The Stamford Bridge faithful can't wait to see the whiz back and are screaming his name.

21:01 (IST)9 SEP 2017

72' Moses will be withdrawn and Zappacosta will come in for him. Premier League debut for the Italian who, interestingly, donned an Italian kit for the first time under the tutelage of Antonio Conte.

20:59 (IST)9 SEP 2017

Zappacosta warming up to come on for Chelsea. The 25-year-old looks to be getting ready to make his first appearance in a Chelsea shirt.

20:58 (IST)9 SEP 2017

70' Good ball in from Fuchs but it's cleared away. Leicester's Matty James and Moses are on the ground. On second viewing, Moses seems to have rushed into James there. Moses was not going for the ball and James had already got to it. Poor decision, just a drop ball. Should have been a Leicester City freekick from 20 yards out. 

20:56 (IST)9 SEP 2017

68' Freekick for Leicester on the left flank in an advanced area

20:55 (IST)9 SEP 2017

67' Chance missed by Luiz!
David Luiz forays forward and combines well with Fabregas who floats one looped ball into the edge of the area for Luiz but he skies the effort. Leicester will regroup and have a go at it now.

20:52 (IST)9 SEP 2017

65' Ndidi loses the ball to Marcos Alonso. But he sends it into the skies.

20:52 (IST)9 SEP 2017

64' This is shaping upto be a thriller. Chelsea have been dominant and Leicester seemed to be running out of ideas. But Vardy's goal has now brought the King Power stadium back to life. Great atmosphere, great football.

20:50 (IST)9 SEP 2017

63' Substitution for Chelsea
Willian in for Pedro!

20:49 (IST)9 SEP 2017

62' Out of nothing! Demarai Gray chases a ball into the Chelsea box. But Azpilicueta tries to pass it back to Courtois. But the pacey Vardy intervenes and touches the ball away and Courtois brings him down and it's a clear penalty.

20:48 (IST)9 SEP 2017

Vardy slots it down the centre. Courtois gets a faint touch but can't stop it.

20:47 (IST)9 SEP 2017


20:46 (IST)9 SEP 2017

59' Christian Fuchs' long throw-in from left flank. And it gets a little awkward in the box and Gray gets a tame shot away after the ball is scrambled away from the 6-yard box. Courtois gathers and Leicester will need to try again.

20:45 (IST)9 SEP 2017

The next goal will be crucial. Leicester know this and they're probing. Working the ball around in midfield, looking to free up the channels.

20:44 (IST)9 SEP 2017

57' Fabregas comes close again!
Fabregas urges Pedro to come closer to the right side on the box and does a neat little one-two but fires his shot at the side netting. Chelsea are looking comfortable.

20:43 (IST)9 SEP 2017

55' Chelsea are holding fort while keeping a good organizational structure. 
Morata gets the ball in midfield, frees up Moses on the right wing. Moses slips Pedro a nice 'un and Pedro darts past the Leicester full back but cannot provide good service to Morata.

20:41 (IST)9 SEP 2017

53' Another corner wasted by Chelsea. They really have to do better with their set pieces. None of the corners have worried the Leicester defence as of yet.

20:40 (IST)9 SEP 2017

52' Leicester in a bind here now!
Their problems against Chelsea continue. Alonso gets too much space on the left flank and tries to fire one. Takes a deflection and Chelsea have a corner.

20:38 (IST)9 SEP 2017

50' Kante gets too much space in the center and decides to have a go. It looked like a speculative effort but the grounded effort runs past a diving Schmeichel and rests in the bottom corner of Leicester's net. Kante scores against his former club and in what style!
Lethargic from the Foxes. They shouldn't afford that kindof space to a player of Kante's quality. He can and will punish you. The goal was, in fact, pretty similar to Kante's strike against Manchester United in their FA Cup tie from last season.

20:37 (IST)9 SEP 2017


20:36 (IST)9 SEP 2017

49' Bakayoko tries to surge into the Leicester half but is pulled back by Ndidi. No foul given and Bakayoko is understandably frustrated.

20:35 (IST)9 SEP 2017

Two changes for Leicester in the second half.
Demarai Gray and Andy King come in for Slimani and Albrighton.

20:34 (IST)9 SEP 2017

46'  Morata makes a good zippy run into Leicester's half but can't slide it over to Pedro who was free on the right side. 

20:32 (IST)9 SEP 2017


20:20 (IST)9 SEP 2017

Stay tuned for the second half action. You don't want to miss this one. 

20:19 (IST)9 SEP 2017

The players will retreat now. But that really turned out to be a typically entertaining Premier League first half. Both teams upped the tempo towards the business end of the first half and the game looks to be opening up. Just couldn't get enough of what was an entertaining half. 

20:17 (IST)9 SEP 2017

The corner gets cleared and Victor Moses unleashes a shot from 25 yards out and Schmeichel is tested but he parries it away. What an effort from the Chelsea wing back!

20:16 (IST)9 SEP 2017

45' Bakayoko slowly starting to exert his influence on the game!
He frees up Moses on the right wing. But Moses really has to come up with something better. So much space but all he can do is force a corner.

20:15 (IST)9 SEP 2017

44' Ndidi stops a Chelsea attack after stealing the ball from Pedro who at the end of a neat exchange with Morata was all set to break free into the box. Good tracking back, solid defending.

20:14 (IST)9 SEP 2017

But Leicester are not going to get flustered and sit back. They are already on the offensive and Mahrez, with admirable skill down the right flank, this time, neatly serves a sumptuous ball into the box but neither Vardy nor Slimani can connect. Leicester keep knocking.

20:12 (IST)9 SEP 2017

Azpilicueta with a beauty of a ball, a replay of his assist from the Everton game and Morata's quality positioning puts him in the centre of the box from where he was not going to miss. Heads it past Schmeichel and Chelsea have the lead. The match is opening up!

20:11 (IST)9 SEP 2017

39' LEICESTER COME SO SO CLOSE! What an effort by Mahrez!
Leicester step on the gas and hit Chelsea on the counter. Mahrez advance with pace and poise and creates a 3 on 1 situation. He then slides a deceptive ball to Slimani who was making a run to his right. But Slimani's shot is blocked by the outstretched hand of the giant Courtois!

20:10 (IST)9 SEP 2017

39' Marcos Alonso with one more cross. But Leicester defence deals with it. 

20:09 (IST)9 SEP 2017

38' Leicester are pressing tirelessly and the Chelsea defence are being harried. Not getting enough time on the ball and the Foxes will want to keep it up.

20:07 (IST)9 SEP 2017

36' Wes Morgan is on fire! 
Alvaro Morata is all fired up and taking on the Leicester defence relentlessly. But his effort with the left foot is blocked by the Leicester captain who slides in Just in time!

20:06 (IST)9 SEP 2017

34' Morata misses one more! Best chance of the match so far!
Kante frees Morata up in the box and he goes for power over precision but his shot is blocked by Wes Morgan and Schmeichel gathers without a hitch. 
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