Morata and Kante run riot on Leicester city as Chelsea moved to the third position
Chelsea travelled to king power stadium on Saturday for the Premier league match week four.
The Blues square up with the Foxes as they extend their impressive form towards defending their league title.
Alvaro Morata was at his best for Spain during the Just concluded international duty into Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier, having continued his impressive form on Saturday as he puts Antonio Conte’s Chelsea ahead in the (41) in a superlative levelled header in what could be referred to as football made in Spain as Azipicueta provides a dazzling cross that got a perfect finishing from Morata down the bottom of the net.
The 24 year old Spaniard now has scored three goals in four league appearances for Chelsea, while starting just two of those games ahead of Batshuayi who seems to have found a lasting form on the bench.
The Blues impressive midfielder and former Foxes player N’Golo Kante was at his destructive best as he returns to King power stadium to compound the Foxes trouble by doubling the lead for Chelsea from the 30 yard range to pull a short levelled strike which however caught goalkeeper Casper Schmeichel unawares shortly after the break.
Jamie Vardy netted from the spot kick in the (61) having being brought down by Thibaut Courtois in a loosed ball, this however brought the Foxes back into the game and almost got the equaliser in the (90)
Eden Hazard came in as a substitute, but was seen struggling with fitness and most likely to improve further for proper integration going into the campaign.
New signings Bakayoko , Antonio Rudiger were starters while Davids Zappacosta came in for Victor Moses all with impressive performances. Danny Drinkwater was sited on the bench as he makes a return to his former club.
Few Leicester fans would begrudge Kante his moment in the sun back at the King Power. He was up to his usual wrecking-ball tricks in the Chelsea midfield, completely negating any service into Jamie Vardy’s feet. But what stood him out from the rest in a solid team performance from the champions was his well struck goal which proved vital in the circumstances. Kante was scoring just his third Premier League goal of his career, having also netted against Manchester United (twice) and Watford in November 2015.
Chelsea recorded their first away Premier League victory in the month of September since 2012 versus Arsenal (D4 L3 before today).
Since the start of the 2014-15 season, Jamie Vardy has won more penalties in the Premier League than any other play (11).
Only Andrea Belotti (10) has scored more headed league goals in Europe’s big five divisions since August 2016 than Alvaro Morata (9).
Only Diego Costa (7) and Cesc Fabrega (6) had more goal involvements within their first four PL apps for Chelsea than Morata (5 – level with Eden Hazard).
Chelsea will go into Champions league on Tuesday with a home clash against Qarabag FK, while Leicester will travel to Huddersfield on Saturday.
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