And that’s full-time. Leicester City 0-0 Chelsea. A bright game in the opening 20 minutes couldn’t keep up with the sunshine, and neither team could finish their chances. Chelsea will probably be the unhappier of the two. Leicester are on holiday, Chelsea will have one more game against Arsenal to think about. Will Hazard start the final, you wonder.
- 2nd Half
- 1st Half
Leicester City - Chelsea
Premier League - 12 May 2019
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Both teams look happy to share the points, this is fizzling out.
Corners, useless as ever, provides nothing of note and we’re into added time at the King Power.
Evans does well stop Giroud getting hold of a cross in the box. Corner to Chelsea.
Chelsea also make their final change. Higuain, who’s been unremarkable, comes off and is replaced by Giroud.
Final sub for Leicester. Maddison off, who’s had a good season for the Foxes, and on comes Barnes.
Hazard gets bundled over in the box by Evans after Loftus-Cheek pulls the ball back for him in the box, but Anthony Taylor isn’t interested.
10 minutes to go. It’s open enough for a winner for either team.
Chelsea also make another change. Barkley for Kovacic.
Another sentimental substitution from Leicester as Simpson comes on to suitable applause. Albrighton is left to cool off on the bench.
Hazard play a ball square to Barkley on the edge of the box, but Barkley shoots straight at Schmeichel.
Leicester waste the opportunity and Albrighton isn’t happy having earned it.
Albrighton gets a free-kick from the left after a trip from Alonso.
Hazard now comes on for Willian. He looks a bit sheepish, Hazard.
Leicester waste the corner. Okazaki comes on to huge applause from the home crowd - his last appearance for Leicester since joining in their title-winning season.
Azpilicueta has had a good game for Chelsea so far for a change this season, and blocks an effort on goal which goes out for a corner to Leicester.
Leicester look much more dangerous now they pushed higher up the pitch. Sarri furiously scribbles in his notepad in response.
Another stoppage. Leicester fans fill the time with their clappers in the sunshine.
All Leicester at the moment with their defence playing much higher up the pitch. Rodgers has clearly had enough of Chelsea's sustained pressure.
Albrighton delivers a fantastic ball from the right for Vardy, but Azpilicueta just intercepts it running at pace to clear from danger.
Albrighton is down but is, eventually, OK to continue.
It was a spectacular effort from Tielemans on the edge of the box but Caballero looked happy to see it rise above him.
Chelsea have a shot from the resulting corner but it flies over the bar.
Chelsea start the half in the same fashion as the first… but Vardy is through again down the left. He gets a little push from Azpilicueta in the box, is forced wide and his shot blocked.
Leicester get the second half underway.
Both teams will be ruing those two chances at the end of the first half. Chelsea are out first ready to go. Leicester are taking their sweet time, but here they come.
And with that it's half-time. See you in 15 minutes.
Great chance for Leicester! But Vardy can’t square an easy ball to his teammate inside the box. Best chance of the half. Until Chelsea, from Willian again down the left, find Higuain point blank in front of Schmeichel! Higuain can’t sort his feet out and comically hits the outside of the post.
It looks warm out there. The pace of the game has slowed considerably.
… which doesn’t beat the first man. Leicester break up the other end, and now they have a corner. Nothing comes of that either.
Both teams look happy to go in at the break level. But it’s a corner to Chelsea...
Zappacosta, having been shown a yellow card for a foul on James Maddison earlier, crosses from the right but Chelsea can’t take advantage and Leicester scramble it clear.
A break in play as Luiz is down but he’s back on the field and Chelsea return the ball to Leicester. Leicester immediately force another save from Caballero.
Chelsea fans are, unsurprisingly, quite fond of Hazard and don’t want him to go.
Great ball from Chilwell from a free-kick, Vardy rises but heads straight at Caballero. Good chance for Leicester.
Leicester waste a short corner but are coming into the game. Chelsea, meanwhile, have slowed down, but still look threatening.
Leicester are also attacking primarily down the left, Chilwell puts Vardy through ahead of him but he’s offside.
Free-kick to Chelsea, 30 yards out and pretty central. Willian floats one over Leicester’s defensive line but it comes to nothing.
Chilwell squeezes in an effort from the edge of the box, but Caballero plucks out the shot on target.
Another chance for Chelsea, this time from Willian cutting in from the left where much of Chelsea’s attacks are coming from. Schmeichel untroubled.
Bright start to the game considering what’s at stake. Leicester are beginning to settle a little now but it’s still all Chelsea.
Albrighton breaks down the right, crosses, and Choudhury slices a chance on the volley well over the bar. First chance for Leicester.
Jorginho goes right through the back of Vardy receiving the ball in return for his early foul.
It’s all Chelsea at the moment. Leicester need to get a hold of the game but are being pressured by the visitors.
The corner comes to nothing for Chelsea and Leicester clear.
Terrific pass from Jorginho, Barkley smashes it straight at Schmeichel. Corner to Chelsea.
Anthony Taylor is giving Vardy an early talking to
The match gets underway with Chelsea kicking off.
The teams are ready in the tunnel, we’re five minutes from kick-off.
Chelsea will be hoping their talisman, Hazard, is still be at the club next season. But with the Belgian international on the bench today, it doesn’t appear likely.
Leicester’s main area of improvement needs to be in converting their chances and, despite missing a glorious one against Manchester City on Monday night, Rodgers is backing Kelechi Iheanacho to do just that.
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Maurizio Sarri will want to keep momentum up before their Europa League final against Arsenal at the end of the month. Chelsea have had an odd season - ‘Sarriball’ has been exposed as a hollow philosophy with some awful football at times, yet they find themselves fourth and in a European final.
Brendan Rodgers has five wins in his last eight. Leicester’s fortunes are on the up since Rodgers took over this year and have a promising foundation to build upon for next season.
Kepa, after his shootout victory midweek, also starts on the bench for Chelsea.
Hazard is, ominously, on the bench for Chelsea along with Giroud. Loftus-Cheek has shaken off a back injury and starts. The home side will be hoping Vardy, up front for Leicester, will be dangerous again against a top six Premier League team.
However, Leicester are bidding farewell to two of their 2015-16 title winners, Danny Simpson and Shinji Okazaki, while Chelsea look set to lose Eden Hazard to Real Madrid.
With Chelsea guaranteed a top four finish and Leicester unable to catch Wolves in seventh, there is little here to play for besides signing off their respective league campaigns with a win.
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