Chelsea vs Leicester
Leicester traveled to Chelsea in the second Premier League game of the day on Sunday.
The Foxes had a decent start to the new season, as they drew 0-0 with last season’s 7th place side, Wolves.
Brendan Rodgers had yet another tough opponent on Sunday, away to the current holders of the Europa League, Chelsea.
While Chelsea were smashed 4-0 in their opening PL game, they did show signs of promise vs Liverpool in their 2019 European Super Cup clash.
Chilwell on Leicester finishing in top-six
Ahead of the Chelsea tie, Leicester full-back Ben Chilwell had been discussing Leicester’s top-six ambitions.
While Chilwell claimed that it is not something that the Foxes squad talk about, the defender does state that he believes it is an achievable goal:
“It’s not something that has been spoken about but it is at the back of everyone’s minds and is an achievable goal [finishing in top six].
“It’s something that everyone at the club wants to happen this season.
“When you look at this season compared to last season it seems more competitive. We have bought players and certain positions might be a bit more crowded, but that shows the quality we have and the gaffer has said that people that train the best will play at the weekend, which has made training more intense.
“To have that strength in depth and people fighting for places is only going to bring the best out of everyone.” As quoted by Sky Sports News.
If Leicester do want to push for a top-six spot this season, they need to show that they can do it against the big sides, and getting something out of Sunday’s game at Stamford Bridge certainly showed that they could be in with a shout.
Leicester managed a 1-1 draw, thanks to Wilfred Ndidi canceling out Masson Mount’s 7th-minute goal.
Wilfred Ndidi atones for his earlier lapse in concentration to power home an equaliser for Leicester!
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 18, 2019