Leicester beat Chelsea, top Premier League table

Sports Wednesday 20/January/2021 14:57 PM
Leicester beat Chelsea, top Premier League table

Leicester: Leicester City have secured the top spot on the Premier League standings after an impressive 2-0 win over Chelsea here.  

With 19 matches played, Leicester are top with 38 points, one ahead of Manchester United, who have played a match fewer and face Fulham on Wednesday. Wilfred Ndidi scored the opening goal of the match, putting Leicester City ahead in the sixth minute. Jamie Vardy's scooped effort was then kept out on 34 minutes thanks to a touch from Blues goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

James Maddison doubled the advantage for Leicester City in the 41st minute. Leicester City then managed to maintain their 2-0 lead throughout as they claimed three points from the game.

While Leicester City's third consecutive win powered them to the top of the table, Chelsea are now struggling in the eighth position with 29 points.

Leicester City will now take on Brentford in the FA Cup on Sunday while Chelsea will face Luton Town in FA Cup.

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has said that his side will not get "carried away" after securing the top spot on the Premier League table, stressing that they will have to keep working hard.

"It means that we are playing well, consistently, so that's nice. We're taking our training mentality into the games," the club's official website quoted Rodgers as saying.

"I said at the beginning of the season that this is a team that just needs patience and they just need consistency. They've been showing that, but we're not getting carried away. It's fantastic, it's a really good start for us, but there's so much work to do now in the second part of the season, which we're happy to do," he added.

Reflecting on the team's performance, Rodgers said his players were excellent and produced a "very good" performance.

"It was a very good performance, playing against a really talented team, an outstanding team, but I thought the players were excellent. [They] showed, through all the lines of the pitch, a great quality and real good defensive organisation. It was a really tough game, but we came through it really well," he said.

"In terms of result, it's a very good result and performance level, off the back of a tough game at the weekend as well. When you play Chelsea, you know they're going to really work you, but I thought we showed a really good aggression in the game and a good desire and scored two good goals," Rodgers added.