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- 1st Half
Leicester City - Chelsea
Premier League - 9 September 2017
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That's it, full time. Chelsea were plainly the more dangerous side, but they struggled to pull away from Leicester. Vardy is always a danger against any side, yet Chelsea's Morata proved the difference in attack, aided by N'Golo Kante.
Vardy misses a chance at the near post from a Mahrez cross, but it evades everyone.
Hazard slips in Willian on the inside right, but he fires it straight at Schmeichel for a vital stop. Potentially vital, anyway.
Hazard is tripped by King, and Simpson then collapses right on top of him. A chance for Willian to cross - nothing from it.
There will be four minutes of added time.
Willian cuts onto his right in the box, on the left-hand side, and he curls a shot just wide of the post.
Five minutes remaining. While Leicester are vulnerabe, human nature might invite Chelsea to sit back.
Willian flings out a great pass to Alonso on the left. He curls in an enticing cross for Morata, and he heads it straight at Maguire's outsretched arms. It's an obvious penalty, but the ref just ignores it.
The ball is worked to Zappacosta inside the box on the right, and he drives a ahot inches wide.
- OffCesc FàbregasChelsea
- OnEden HazardChelsea
Iheanacho for James. Fabregas allows Hazard his first appearance for Chelsea of the season.
Kante steps in to rob Gray without any fuss at all.
Hazard is warming up.
- OffVictor MosesChelsea
- OnDavide ZappacostaChelsea
Zappacosta replaes Moses to make his debut.
Moses clatters into James as the two challenge for a high ball, and Moses comes off worse. James seems OK..
Luiz starts a move himself from the centre-circle, the ball is worked back to him, and he flashes an effort way over.
Chelsea want a penalty after Gray tumbles onto the ball in the box after tripping. The ref isn't interested.
Willian is on for Pedro.
- Goal by penaltyJamie VardyLeicester City
GOAL! Leicester City 1-2 Chelsea. Vardy scores - He blasts the spot-kick down the middle, Courtois diving to his right.
PENALTY! Vardy intercepts a Azpilicueta pass and Courtois brings him down.
Fuchs sends in a long throw from the left. It's headed away to Gray, but he can only loop it wanly towards goal. Wanly.
A one-two on the edge of the box with Pedro gives Fabregas the chance to shoot from a tight angle, and it flies over.
Pedro skins his man as he drives to the touchline in the box, but his final ball is smashed away.
Gray gets two chances to cross from the left, and neither find their target.
Another blast from Alonso, and this is deflected too. It's a corner on the right for Chelsea
Pedro goes down after Alonso strike is deflected into his face. He's OK to continue.
- GoalN'Golo KantéChelsea
GOAL! Leicester City 0-2 Chelsea. Kante scores - Kante makes it two. He looks up from distance and sees the chance open up in front of him. 25 yards out, it rolls past Schmeichel who just can't reach it with his dive.
Courtois claims a Leicester corner from the left.
- 2nd Half
We go again - King and Gray on for Leicester
- End of 1st Half
That's half time. A satisfying half for Chelsea, but Leicester have threatened to spoil things enough for Conte to be concerned.
There will be a minute or so of added time.
Leicester waste a corner, but Mahrez brings it back down the left. He aimsm a cross to Morgan at the back post, and it's worked back to James on the edge of the area. He has his shot blocked.
GOAL! Leicester City 0-1 Chelsea. Morata scores - Azpilicueta has ages to measure a cross, and guides it to the back post. Morata is lurking behind Morgan, and he glances his effort low and past Schmeichel.
Leicester break, two-v-one against Chelsea. Mahrez waits for Vardy to pull off to his left, creating room for Slimani on the overlap, and his shot is beaten away by a well-spread Courtois.
Alonso cuts in a cross for Fabregas's run into the box, and Fuchs slides in to send the ball behind for a sixth Chelsea corner.
Drinkwater and Hazard might come on in the second half, you'd think, with Morata playiing in front of the defence more than Conte would like.
Morata twists and turns as he finds room for a shot against Morgan, but he blocks it and sends it away from goal.
SImpson clears the ball out for a throw while under pressure.
Vardy is slipped in, on the last man' shoulder, but he drags his shot just wide of the far post.
Fabregas slide in a brilliant pass for Moses round the back, but Morgan sprints back to cut it out for a corner.
Luiz clips a shot through the wall from about 40 yards, and it bobbles in front of Schmiechel. He saves well enough.
James goes in with a high, studs-up, flying past Bakayoko, and is lucky not to be booked, at least.
Chelsea start to build up from the back. Leicester drop deep.
0-0 with no great chance for either side so far.
Midfield scrapping between Bakayoko and Ndidi sees Leicester win a free kick.
Chelsea win another corner after good work from Moses. Fabregas's cross is headed away by Morgan.
Schmeichel turns away a near post effort from Fabregas after Morata's cross.
Courtois scrambles away a clearance as Vardy slides in.
Chelsea press Maguire into an error, Morata closes in and the defender plays a ball out into touch.
Vardy pulls the ball back from the touchline into the six-yard box. Slimani can't get to it, and Vardy's second cross goes nowhere. Maguire then gets dragged down by Morata just over the halfway line.
Bakayoko finds Morata, and his shot from distance curls low and two the bottom corner. It's saved.
- 1st Half
The match gets underway.
Five minutes to go until kick-off, with Chelsea trying to catch up to City.
I'm going with a 3-1 win to Leicester, just because I feel like Chelsea never get two pleasant seasons in a row.
Be sure to send your predictions to @lxndrnthrtn, and I'll include the best comments here.
Leicester City were 14 seconds late in signing their replacement for Drinkwater. Adrien Silva is their player, but they have been unable to register him. As such, Matty James continues his return to the first team.
Manchester City have just recorded a 5-0 win over Liverpool. It's early yet, but it keeps the pressure on Antonio Conte to get his rejigged side back into form.
This is getting closer to Chelsea's new-look line-up. Tiemoue Bakayoko is fit enough to feature in the first eleven. Eden Hazard is on the bench. Danny Drinkwater might face his old club, but he's on the bench. Davide Zappaccosta is the other new signing, sitting alongside Drinkwater.
Leicester line up almost as expected, though perhaps one surprise is that Shinji Okazaki is dropped. Craig Shakespeare has educated us all, again, by letting us know that he's been given a rest after international duty.
TEAMS: Leicester City: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs, Ndidi, James, Albrighton, Mahrez, Slimani, Vardy. Subs: Chilwell, Gray, Iheanacho, King, Hamer, Amartey, Ulloa. /// Chelsea: Courtois, Rudiger, Luiz, Azpilicueta, Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso, Bakayoko, Pedro, Morata. Subs: Caballero, Drinkwater, Hazard, Zappacosta, Willian, Batshuayi, Christensen.
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