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Ten-man Leicester hold lacklustre Chelsea

Andreas Christensen

Ten-man Leicester produced an outstanding display to earn a point at third-placed Chelsea - although they should probably have come away from Stamford Bridge with all three.

The Foxes dominated possession for large periods and created the better chances but had the sting taken out of their display when defender Ben Chilwell received two yellow cards in the space of five second-half minutes. He was shown no mercy by referee Mike Jones in the 68th minute when he brought down Victor Moses, shortly after fouling Willian.

Claude Puel's side went close twice through Jamie Vardy, while Wilfred Ndidi's header was acrobatically pushed away by Thibaut Courtois.

Chelsea looked leggy and short of ideas. Cesc Fabregas had two good efforts - twice testing Kasper Schmeichel - and seconds from the end the Danish keeper pushed away a free-kick from Marcos Alonso.

The Blues are now level on points with second-placed Manchester United, who play on Monday.

Leicester have 31 points and remain in eighth.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Chelsea

  • 13Courtois
  • 28Azpilicueta
  • 24CahillSubstituted forChristensenat 33'minutes
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 15Moses
  • 4FàbregasSubstituted forWillianat 58'minutes
  • 7KantéBooked at 56mins
  • 14Bakayoko
  • 3Alonso
  • 10E HazardSubstituted forPedroat 58'minutes
  • 9MorataBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 1Caballero
  • 11Pedro
  • 21Zappacosta
  • 22Willian
  • 23Batshuayi
  • 27Christensen
  • 30David Luiz

Leicester

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 18Amartey
  • 16Dragovic
  • 15Maguire
  • 3ChilwellBooked at 68mins
  • 26Mahrez
  • 25Ndidi
  • 22JamesBooked at 18minsSubstituted forIborraat 90'minutes
  • 11Albrighton
  • 20OkazakiBooked at 61minsSubstituted forFuchsat 73'minutes
  • 9VardySubstituted forGrayat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Gray
  • 8Iheanacho
  • 12Hamer
  • 19Slimani
  • 21Iborra
  • 28Fuchs
  • 29Benalouane
Referee:
Mike Jones
Attendance:
41,552

Match Stats

Home TeamChelseaAway TeamLeicester
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home17
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Chelsea 0, Leicester City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chelsea 0, Leicester City 0.

Attempt missed. Victor Moses (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andreas Christensen following a corner.

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Kasper Schmeichel.

Attempt saved. Marcos Alonso (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Willian (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Vicente Iborra (Leicester City).

Offside, Leicester City. Wilfred Ndidi tries a through ball, but Riyad Mahrez is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Vicente Iborra replaces Matty James.

Offside, Chelsea. N'Golo Kanté tries a through ball, but Victor Moses is caught offside.

Booking

Álvaro Morata (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Álvaro Morata (Chelsea).

Harry Maguire (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Álvaro Morata (Chelsea).

Daniel Amartey (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Pedro (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by N'Golo Kanté.

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Aleksandar Dragovic.

Attempt blocked. Marcos Alonso (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pedro with a cross.

Offside, Leicester City. Kasper Schmeichel tries a through ball, but Riyad Mahrez is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Demarai Gray replaces Jamie Vardy.

Foul by Andreas Christensen (Chelsea).

Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Pedro (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by N'Golo Kanté.

Attempt missed. Tiemoué Bakayoko (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Willian.

Attempt missed. Tiemoué Bakayoko (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Offside, Chelsea. Thibaut Courtois tries a through ball, but Álvaro Morata is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Willian (Chelsea) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by N'Golo Kanté.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Christian Fuchs replaces Shinji Okazaki.

Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by César Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

Attempt saved. N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by César Azpilicueta.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Chilwell (Leicester City).

Victor Moses (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tiemoué Bakayoko (Chelsea).

Attempt missed. Victor Moses (Chelsea) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Willian.

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Aleksandar Dragovic.

Booking

Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Chilwell (Leicester City).

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