Chelsea deny Leicester second spot

English Premier League

Leicester City missed the chance to move second in the Premier League after playing to a 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Saturday afternoon.

Frank Lampard hand a start to Willy Caballero in goal, with Tammy Abraham returning up front, as Leicester welcomed back Jamie Vardy and Hamza Choudhury.

Openings appeared for either side following the first couple of minutes, but Abraham and Vardy failed to force either of the respective goalkeepers into action.

Leicester grew into their own five minutes to the half-hour mark, but quick thinking from Caballero thwarted Ayoze Perez who looked for a first-time strike after being released by Perez.

Pedro could’ve given the Blues the lead after attempting an audacious chip a little later, but the Foxes shot-stopper Kasper Schmeichel back-peddled to tip the Spaniard’s effort over the top.

Chelsea ultimately went ahead two minutes in the second half when Antonio Rudiger rose to meet a cross from Mason Mount to head into an empty net.

The joy lasted but seven minutes as a shot from Harvey Barnes deflected beyond the reach of Caballero.

Leicester raced ahead on 64 minutes after Ben Chilwell’s side-footer flew into the roof of the net after Lampard’s troops failed to clear their lines.

The Blues were level six minutes later as Rudiger bagged a double after combining with Mount yet again to nod past Schmeichel.

Leicester looked to head back in front and introduced Kelechi Iheanacho in the final ten minutes, as Jonny Evans missed a sitter with a free-header from James Maddison’s cross.

In the end, both sides were forced to settle for a point apiece as Leicester remain third while the Blues are unmoved in fourth.

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