Attacking football by Leicester pays off : 2-1 win against Chelsea
Leicester city continued their excellent run with a 2-1 win over Chelsea at King Power Stadium to return to the top of the premier league table.
The loss left Chelsea languishing at the 16th position in the table, just one point off the relegation zone.
The game was an excellent example of terrific dynamism and fiery attack by Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez.
Jamie scored his 15th goal of the season which put Leicester ahead before half-time and Riyad’s curling effort found the back of the net just after the break, which sealed the win for Claudio Ranieri’s side.
Chelsea had a consolation goal which came from substitute Loic Remy, but Leicester City managed to hold with relative ease until the final whistle.
Chelsea were definitely struggling to manage to the pace of Jamie and Riyad and John Terry was left completely exposed throughout the game.
Leicester pressed with high confidence and surprisingly Chelsea preferred to stay put and tried defending by retreating back many times in the game.
Less than 8 months ago, Chelsea had become the premier league champions and Leicester had made a spectacular comeback to avoid relegation.
This game showed the role played by time and the staggering contrast to last season’s performance by the Blues.
After the game, Mourinho told that the team’s chances for reaching the top four had vanished.
I think enough time has already been given for Mourinho and Roman Abramovich is likely to make a tough decision as soon as possible as he would not like this awful trend to continue.
The intensity and pace created by the two players were too much to handle for Terry who looked fragile, age catching up.
Terry was replaced by Fabregas in the 53rd minute and Chelsea had more shots on target in the second half with an attacking approach.
The wearing Chelsea defence is a matter of concern and efforts to bring in John Stones went futile last summer.
With a barrage of questions to answer and a handful of issues to resolve and with the clock ticking for his departure, time will tell reveal Mourinho’s future.
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