Leicester City 0-3 Chelsea: Post-match Reactions

The return to the King Power Stadium proved successful as Thomas Tuchel’s mighty Blues outplayed Leicester City on their own turf. Despite the absence without main man, Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea have had much trouble scoring. The attack was full in effect throughout the first half pinning back the Foxes deep in their half.

Brendan Rogers had no answer even in the second half as they pressed higher. Their main outlet was the experienced and pacey, Jamie Vardy who did ask several questions to the Chelsea backline throughout the game. However, Tuchel’s defenders were up to the ask limiting Leciester to only four shots in total. Chelsea on the other hand could’ve had countless more goals if they were more precise in front of goal equaling a total of 15 chances created.

Leicester never truly laid a glove on the Blues as they cruised through the Foxes in impressive fashion securing their place at the top of the league. Let us quickly summarize the highlights of the match before we share our thoughts and reactions from our writers.

From the opening minute, Chelsea was in complete control of the game. Leicester had no answer to our build-up as they easily carved through their midfield. Jorginho was passing brilliantly and finding the front three behind their fullbacks. N’Golo Kanté was licensed to get forward and proved his quality to the haters by displaying his ball-playing skills. He capped off an incredible outing with a world class finish of a goal with his weaker left foot. The first goal came from a corner in the 14th minute from Antonio Rüdiger who rose up unmarked from inside Kasper Schmeichals’ goal. After the goal, Leicester increased their intensity levels forcing Chelsea to make a couple of mistakes in midfield. Nevertheless, the few shots on target were easily dealt with by Chelsea’s in-form keeper of the year, Edouard Mendy.

The second half wasn’t much different despite the crowd’s eagerness to score. The Blues finished the match with a higher (xG) in the second half than the first displaying their hunger for goals. If it wasn’t for several offside runs from the wide players, Chelsea might’ve had a similar scoreline to the Norwich game. Without further ado, let us share the thoughts and reactions of our writers from the Chelsea Social family.

Rey (Rey_Blues30)

What a performance! Chelsea truly dominated the Foxes at their own turf. It is very satisfying seeing us humiliate Leicester after our defeat in the FA Cup FiInal last season. Our attack was fluid and smooth throughout the 90 minutes in where we could’ve easily scored five or six goals.

Nonetheless, I am truly pleased with the showing and the massive three points after our rivals were able to all get wins. I’m also ecstatic for my countryman, Christian Pulisic who was able to get on the scoresheet in the first game back from injury. Callum Hudson-Odoi and Trevoh Chalobah were also impressive once again proving the haters wrong about our academy. Now on to Juventus where we need to be up the task and get our vengeance after the first tie against the Turin side.

Dan Hill (@idanknow05)

Chelsea Extra (@CFCExtra)

This was a statement win for Chelsea. After stuttering against Burnley, this became a massively important game for us, and we needed a good result and performance. Thankfully, we saw near perfection from our team. We were tactically disciplined and relentless in winning the ball back. In the end, we restricted Leicester to just a couple of hopefully longshots. If we can maintain this level of performance over the Christmas period, then there’s no reason we can’t stay at the top of the table.

It was also good to see some positive individual performances. Hudson-Odoi kept up his great form from the past several games and Hakim Ziyech was also impressive. I think that was his best individual performance for Chelsea since Thomas Tuchel has taken over so hopefully, he can continue that form in the next few games. It’s also great to see how consistent our defence is, no matter who plays. We were missing Christensen today, but Chalobah stepped in and did a great job.

It just feels like Thomas Tuchel has built the perfect system for getting the best out of these players and no matter who starts, they are going to do well. On to the next one and up the Chels!

Written by Rey Stevinho (@Rey_Blues5)

Edited by Tom Coley (@tomcoley49)

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