Leicester City and Chelsea played a busy and exciting match this Saturday, but no one was able to celebrate the victory. At the King Power Stadium in Leicester, the teams ended up in a 2-2 draw, a result that did not change their situation in the Premier League standings.
While Leicester retained the third place, with 49 points, as Chelsea, with 41, remained in fourth.
Although the fans who attended the King Power Stadium witnessed a great match, it is not correct to say that the first half was excellent, as both sides were looking for defending themselves, and there wasn’t much space left.
It was in the second half that things got interesting. And very quickly. with 46 on the clock, German defender Rudiger met a corner-kick to score Chelsea’s first goal through a powerful header.
The host team would soon reach the equalizer though. On 54, Barnes got inside the box down the left and struck a deflected shot that tricked goalkeeper Caballero and to level things at King Power. 1-1.
Appointed by Frank Lampard to replace Spaniard Kepa, who is in a terrible phase, the Argentine messed up badly and allowed Leicester to reach the comeback. After a cross, Caballero left the goal line to try to clear the ball, but he did nothing but to offer the opened goal for Ben Chilwell to score through a well-placed shot. 2-1 Leicester.
However, Rudiger showed that he was in an inspiring day and went on to level for Chelsea. On 70 minutes, Rudiger was inside of the area to meet a set-piece and struck a header who flew over goalkeeper Schmeichel and into the back of the net. What a goal from the German center-back. 2-2.
It was an interesting clash that proved that the difference between top-four sides in the Premier League – excluding Liverpool – is minimal.