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  • Updated: March 11, 2023

EPL: Chelsea Continue Recovery In 3-1 Win Over Leicester City

EPL: Chelsea Continue Recovery In 3-1 Win Over Leicester Cit

Kai Havertz

Resurgent Chelsea defeated Leicester City 3-1 in the Premier League, with Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz, and Mateo Kovacic all scoring.

This win marks Chelsea's third consecutive victory in all competitions, following a rough patch where they had only two wins in 15 games.

Chelsea now stands at 10th place in the league standings with 37 points, while Leicester is 16th.

Chelsea manager Graham Potter expressed his satisfaction with the team's recent success, stating, "It's been a really positive week for us, three wins against Leeds, Dortmund and today says a lot about the development of the team."

The match was eventful, with Chelsea dominating the opening spell of the game and taking an early lead in the 11th minute when Chilwell scored against his former club with a left-footed volley.

Leicester almost immediately responded, but Daniel Amartey missed a golden opportunity to equalize.

Both teams continued to create chances in the first half, with Chelsea's Joao Felix and Leicester's Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall both hitting the woodwork before Daka scored the equalizer for Leicester.

Just before halftime, Havertz put Chelsea back in the lead with a delicate lob over the head of Leicester goalkeeper Danny Ward.

In the second half, Leicester pressed forward but were unable to find the back of the net, with substitute Conor Gallagher making a crucial goalline clearance to deny Leicester an equalizer.

Chelsea made the most of their opportunities, with Kovacic scoring a thumping volley in the 78th minute to seal the three points for Chelsea.

Leicester's Wout Faes was sent off after receiving a second yellow card for a tackle on Carney Chukwuemeka, further compounding their misery.

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers expressed his disappointment with the result, saying: "It's disappointing for us and we looked like the team that was on top.

"Then we don't get that goal and when they have that quality, they get the chance and score it."

The match was watched by ex-Leicester and England forward Gary Lineker, who reportedly took little comfort in the result amid his ongoing row with the BBC.

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