Three things we learned from Leicester City – Chelsea
Leicester City v Chelsea: James Maddison scored for the third time in a row when Leicester City stoked the fire under Frank Lampard's seat at King Power Stadium 2-0 against Chelsea on Tuesday.
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The Foxes are back at the top of the Premier League with 38 points, despite having played one game more than Manchester United (37) and two more than Man City (35).
Chelsea are now eighth with 29 points, nine points ahead of Leicester and more games (19) than five teams before.
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We learned three things from Leicester City - Chelsea
1. Change to Chelsea? Frank Lampard publicly demanded more of his attacking players ahead of Tuesday's game and got a lot of limp play again. This time, however, it was the midfield that did not deliver an energetic bunch, at least in the first half, as Pulisic (28), Abraham (14) and Hudson-Odoi (19) combined for 61 hits in the first 45 minutes. Timo Werner and Kai Havertz stepped up the performance when they arrived for Hudson-Odoi and a poor Kai Havertz, but nothing magical at all. The press conference after Lampard's game will tell us a lot about his lot and his lot.
2. Foxes sways a lot and Maddison stirs the drink: Maddison only played 76 minutes but that was all Brendan Rodgers needed from his star, who stayed scorching hot with a goal in his third straight game. Maddison has eight goals and six assists in all competitions this season and Leicester has eight wins and one draw in those games.
3. Reece James fights backwards: There's no question that Reece James is a phenomenal right-back, but he allowed a goal with a negligent effort and Leicester had the ball in the net another time but was rejected by the offside flag when James couldn't trace at all.
Man of the Match: Marc Albrighton
Maddison and Youri Tielemans continued their classy runs, but Albrighton was really, really good and deserves the MOTM nod. Albrighton assisted one goal and had hockey assist on the other while providing three vital passes for the win.
Leicester City - Chelsea Summary
The Blues left Wilfred Ndidi alone outside the 18 to tear down the inside of the near post and across the line when Leicester City opened an early lead.
No lesson was learned as James Maddison had a free hand from the same area on the 16th minute and cut the crossbar.
Chelsea's Reece James tried to answer in the 20th minute with a drive into 18 and shot that Kasper Schmeichel saved for a corner. The Leicester goalkeeper then hit the following free kick.
Blues winger Pulisic led either side of a big chance at Leicester after half an hour when Vardy played 1-1 with Mendy and the goalkeeper refused the striker to keep the game 1-0.
Pulisic won a 39th-minute penalty against Jonny Evans, but VAR said the foul occurred on the very edge of the box.
Mason Mount failed to get his free kick under the crossbar and Leicester hit through Maddison a moment later when Reece James slowed to stop a long diagonal ball and the Leicester man took the chance.
It could have been 3-0 when James missed Justin a rear post to nod an Albrighton cross in the whistle.
Reece James turned a corner on goal, but it was tame when he was caught by a hunched flatterer.
Lampard took Hudson-Odoi and Kai Havertz from Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech in the 68th minute. Werner had the ball in late after a free kick won by Pulisic, but the flag was high.
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