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3 talking points as Chelsea grind out a victory against Leicester City

Chelsea returned to winning ways, as they defeated Leicester City by a score of 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

Chelsea avenged their FA Cup final loss against Leicester City, as they defeated the Foxes in a tense league clash on Tuesday. The Blues managed to emerge victorious by a 2-1 margin at Stamford Bridge, and returned to winning ways after two consecutive losses. More importantly, they now move to the third spot in the league, after claiming all three points against Leicester City.

The hosts started the match in a dominant fashion, and were all over the opposition in opening ten minutes of the game. However, they failed to get a breakthrough, and the first half ended in a stalemate, which included VAR intervention as Timo Werner saw two efforts chalked off.

Antonio Rudiger opened the scoring for his side soon after the second half got underway. Jorginho doubled the lead for the hosts, as he scored a neat penalty following Wesley Fofana‘s foul on Werner.

Kelechi Iheanacho, who came off the bench for Leicester City, brought back the visitors into the match, after scoring with quarter of an hour to play. However, Chelsea were able to see off the match, and secure the three vital points.

What are the three talking points from a much-needed win for the west Londoners?

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Leicester City’s loss against Chelsea means that they have slipped to the fourth position on the league table, and are at risk of missing out on a place in the top four for a second consecutive season. Liverpool, currently placed fifth, are three points behind Leicester City, but do have an extra game in hand. Moreover, the Reds have a superior goal difference as compared to the Foxes.

On the other hand, Chelsea are now in a comfortable position to secure a top four finish. Leicester’s last league game is a home fixture against Spurs, who will look to secure their Europa League spot for next season. Chelsea will travel to Aston Villa for the final league of the season, and must claim all three points to finish in the top four.