Werner's goal doesn't count: Leicester beats Chelsea and leads the league

  • Title : Werner's goal doesn't count: Leicester beats Chelsea and leads the league
Date: 19 Jan 2021    

Summary:

Leicester City did not burn much against an uninspired Chelsea and took over the championship lead with the 2-0 home win. Timo Werner was unlucky.

Details:

It was probably art without bread, like ball-dominant blues, in which Werner again only sat on the bench, determined the opening minutes. Because with the first shot of the game, Leicester struck after a short corner: Albrighton played in the back of the defense, Barnes hit over the ball - Ndidi heaved him from the inside post into the goal. 1-0 for the Foxes (6th).
Unlucky Maddison - Active Albrighton

Frank Lampard's team still had more possession, but no real plan that would have deciphered the very stable Leicester defense. Instead, Maddison, who had a lot of space in Chelsea's penalty area, hit aluminum (16.).

The blues had a chance too. James from a difficult angle (20th), Thiago Silva exactly on Schmeichel (21st) and Hudson-Odoi after a nice counterattack over Havertz (32nd) were all not compelling enough. The home side were more straightforward: Albrighton tested Mendy with a pound from 25 meters (26th), before the master player from 2016 after Mount's free-kick found Maddison, who put Mendy to 2-0 (41st).

Leicester City did not burn much against an uninspired Chelsea and took over the championship lead with the 2-0 home win. Timo Werner was unlucky.
Directly involved in Leicester's goals: James Maddison (left) and Harvey Barnes.

Directly involved in Leicester's goals: James Maddison (left) and Harvey Barnes. imago images

It was probably art without bread, like ball-dominant blues, in which Werner again only sat on the bench, determined the opening minutes. Because with the first shot of the game, Leicester struck after a short corner: Albrighton played in the back of the defense, Barnes hit over the ball - Ndidi heaved him from the inside post into the goal. 1-0 for the Foxes (6th).
Unlucky Maddison - Active Albrighton

Frank Lampard's team still had more possession, but no real plan that would have deciphered the very stable Leicester defense. Instead, Maddison, who had a lot of space in Chelsea's penalty area, hit aluminum (16.).

The blues had a chance too. James from a difficult angle (20th), Thiago Silva exactly on Schmeichel (21st) and Hudson-Odoi after a nice counterattack over Havertz (32nd) were all not compelling enough. The home side were more straightforward: Albrighton tested Mendy with a pound from 25 meters (26th), before the master player from 2016 after Mount's free-kick found Maddison, who put Mendy to 2-0 (41st).
Chelsea escapes a pack - a centimeter decision at Werner

As in the first section, the Foxes almost struck at the beginning of the second, but Justin headed the outside netting free-standing (50th). On the other side, Abraham was scraped off by the strong Fofana in the last second (51st), before shortly afterwards he beheaded exactly in Schmeichel's arms (51st). Albrighton's supposed 3-0 did not count because Vardy was both in Mendy's field of vision and offside (55th). Two turns of the pointer later, the goalkeeper parried Tielemans' oblique shot (57th).

With the 2-0 lead and a stable defense in the back, Leicester concentrated on his dangerous counterattack. Because apart from a few inaccurate flanks, the guests could think of little, that didn't change after Werner and Ziyech, who came for an inconspicuous Havertz, did not change. Werner hit the alleged connection after a free-kick flank, but had previously been a few centimeters offside (86th).

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