Chelsea failed to get full points when they hosted Leicester City in the postponed match week 27 of the Premier League. The Blues drew 1-1 with Leicester at Stamford Bridge on Friday (20/05) early morning WIB and are currently in third place with 71 points, three points adrift of Tottenham Hotspur in fourth place.
Chelsea have lost just one of their nine Premier League home games against Leicester. The hosts went down with a 3-4-3 tactic while Leicester with a 3-1-4-2 formation.
The surprise had occurred when the game had only been running for six minutes. Receiving the ball from Timothy Castagne, James Maddison dribbled and fired a shot on target that Edouard Mendy couldn’t stop. 1-0 Leicester ahead.
Chelsea after the goal dominated possession and put pressure on the Leicester defence. The result was a counter-goal created in minute 34. Chelsea played the ball neatly, culminating in Reece James’ cross which was completed by Marcos Alonso’s good finish. 1-1 and lasted until halftime.
After the two goals that were created in the first half, no more goals were created at Stamford Bridge even though Chelsea dominated the game. The inclusion of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Kai Havertz did not change the situation. Chelsea drew 1-1 with Leicester City.
Edouard Mendy (6/10): Could not do much to prevent Maddison’s goal and in the rest of the game did not get much threat. Towards the end of the match, Mendy appeared swiftly and dared to make a decision.
Trevoh Chalobah (7/10): Look solid and can match the speed of Jamie Vardy. Chalobah even had a chance which was denied by Kasper Schmeichel.
Thiago Silva (7/10): Consistent throughout the game and discipline at the heart of the Chelsea defence. Deserves to be a candidate for Chelsea’s Player of the Year this season.
Antonio Rudiger (6/10): Unlucky his deflection ball from Maddison’s kick resulted in a goal. But throughout the match Rudiger appeared disciplined and solid despite leaving Chelsea.
Reece James (7/10): Providing assists for Alonso’s goals. James had difficulty advancing because Luke Thomas was guarded by him, but gradually his best form when attacking was seen.
Jorginho (6/10): Relatively calm in midfield and normal in Chelsea’s midfield. Jorginho is always guarded by Maddison when playing the ball.
N’Golo Kante (7/10): Layering the back line well, as well as the key to transitioning Chelsea’s offensive play to the front lines. Unfortunately Kante received a yellow card in this match.
Mark Alonso (6/10): Scored a goal like redemption from him that failed to prevent Leicester’s assist provider, Timothy Castagne. Defensively not good, but from the offensive side there is no question.
Hakim Ziyech (6/10): Not consistently playing for 90 minutes. Many take the initiative to take kicks, but in some ways try to provide key passes.
Romelu Lukaku (5/10): Chelsea’s top scorer struggled to contribute in this match and in the end received a yellow card. Had created opportunities that went wide and gave a measured pass to Pulisic.
Christian Pulisic (5/10): Failed to convert a pass from Lukaku into a goal that could have decided Chelsea’s victory. Difficulty showing the best performance.
Cesar Azpilicueta (6/10): Come in and provide balance in the Chelsea defence.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek (6/10): Giving energy to play with penetration into the front line as he usually shows.
Kai Havertz (5/10): Didn’t have much time to score goals and only created one chance from the air ball.