Chelsea moved six points clear of Manchester City as they produced one of the comfortable football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. They took the lead through two unlikely sources in Antonio Rudiger and N’Golo Kante in the first half to put them firmly in charge. Any hope of a comeback was extinguished when substitute Christian Pulisic made it three.

Player ratings

Leicester: Schmeichel (6), Amartey (6), Evans (5), Soyuncu (5), Castagne (5), Soumare (5), Ndidi (5), Albrighton (5), Barnes (5), Vardy (6), Lookman (6).
Subs: Maddison (6), Iheanacho (6), Dewsbury-Hall (6).

Chelsea: Mendy (7), Chalobah (7), Silva (8), Rudiger (8), James (9), Jorginho (7), Kante (8), Chilwell (8), Hudson-Odoi (7), Havertz (7), Mount (7).
Subs: Ziyech (7), Pulisic (7), Loftus-Cheek (6).

Man of the match: Reece James

Managers Reaction

Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers: “Especially in the first half, we lacked that belief to protect the ball and pass the ball. We went behind early on which was disappointing and that gives them that confidence to play to the level they can and they are a top side. We were nowhere near the level in the first half. We are honest enough to say we were beaten by the better side and we have to take our medicine.”

Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel: “With a two-goal lead we were comfortable but you can never be that comfortable when a deflected goal or a set-piece goal can change the whole momentum. But we did a good match, a huge team effort with defending and attacking, and I am pleased that we got the result we deserved.”

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