An eventful game at Stamford Bridge saw VAR, disallowed goals and a red card light up Chelsea’s win over Leicester. Conor Gallagher saw red in the first half after two yellow cards but Raheem Sterling scored his first Chelsea goals after the break to take control of the match. The Foxes fought back through Harvey Barnes but couldn’t find an equaliser.
Conor Gallagher was then sent off for two yellow card offences twice chopping Leicester players down as they tried to counter attack.
And controversy didn’t stop there as Harvey Barnes scored from a corner only for it to be disallowed for a foul on goalkeeper Edouard Mendy as both jumped for the ball.
The second half continued at the same intensity and Raheem Sterling scored thanks to a deflected shot that looped over Danny Ward. He then got a brace tapping in a Reece James cross at the back post.
Leicester did manage to pull one back though when Barnes powerfully fired a shot beyond Mendy at the near post. Ayoze Perez hit the crossbar late but Chelsea held out for the victory leaving the Foxes 19th in the league table.
Raheem is living the dream! He managed to get his first Chelsea goal and another to help secure three points. Leaving Man City must’ve been tough for him after such success there but at the Blues he is now one of the main men and he lived up to expectation today. His quality was the difference, creating half a yard to get his shot off for the first goal then it was typical of him to score a tap in at the back post highlighting that poacher instinct Pep Guardiola installed in him.
Chelsea: Mendy 7, James 7, Chalobah 5, Silva 8, Cucurella 8, Gallagher 3, Jorginho 5, Loftus-Cheek 6, Mount 4, Sterling 9, Havertz, 7
Subs: Azpilicueta 7, Kovacic 6, Pulisic 6, Chilwell 6
Leicester: Ward 7, Castagne 6, Amartey 4, Evans 6, Justin 6, Soumare 5, Tielemans 7, Praet 4, Dewsbury-Hall 6, Barnes 8, Vardy 6
Subs: Iheanacho 7, Perez 6, Ndidi 6