Soccer NewsSaturday 13th January 2018

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester player ratings, stats and reaction: Blues below par once again as Conte's side fall behind in top four race

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester player ratings, stats and reaction: Blues below par once again as Conte's side fall behind in top four race

Chelsea were held by 10-man Leicester City at Stamford Bridge this afternoon as Antonio Conte’s side suffered their third 0-0 draw in a row in all competitions.

The Blues struggle to test Kasper Schmeichel in the Foxes goal throughout the entire match, with Spaniard Cesc Fabregas coming closest for the Blues.

Leicester were reduced to 10 men in the 68th minute, after England defender Ben Chilwell went in hard on Brazilian winger Willian, however the home side were not able to make the one-man advantage pay as they ended the match all square.

The draw is Antonio Conte’s side’s third 0-0 draw in a row in all competitions, a fact that won’t fill Chelsea fans with confidence going into their League Cup semi final against Arsenal in the near future.

Player of the Match

Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez was the best on show today, with the Algerian international causing the Blues all sorts of problems when on the ball for the away side.

Lionel Messi would’ve been proud of Mahrez’s performance today, with the winger being at the heart of all of Leicester’s best moves throughout the entire match.

This sums up the midfielder’s performance today

Flop of the Match

This award will have to go to Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, who made the somewhat confusing to decision to take off both Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas for Willian and Pedro in a time when the home side were searching for the opening.

Chelsea have failed to scored in their last three games, something that will surely be on the mind of Conte going into their replay against Norwich mid-week.

This tweet sums up perfectly how Conte performed today

Stat of the Match

This stat sums up poor the Blues have been in terms of going forward these past few games

Player Ratings

Chelsea: Courtois 7, Azpilicueta 6, Cahill 5, Rudiger 5, Moses 7, Fabregas 6, Kante 6, Bakayoko 6, Alonso 6, Hazard 7, Morata 5 / Subs: Pedro 6, Willian 6, Chirstensen 6

Leicester: Schmeichel 8, Amartey 6, Dragovic 6, Maguire 7 Chilwell 5, Mahrez 8, Ndidi 7, James 6, Albrighton 6, Okazaki 7, Vardy 7 / Subs: Gray 6, Iborra 6, Fuchs 6

Reaction

Chelsea certainly not at the races today, and these tweets only back that up!

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