Leicester vs Chelsea LIVE! Premier League

    Playing in the early kick-off gives Chelsea the chance to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table to six points, before their nearest rivals also return to action after the international break.

    It is a big week for Thomas Tuchel’s side, travelling to Leicester before hosting Juventus and Man United, and so they will be keen to get it off to the best possible start.

    Leicester have had a stumbling start to the season and find themselves down in 12th place, closer in points to Norwich at the bottom than they are to league-leaders Chelsea.

    Follow all the action LIVE with Standard Sport’s blog below. James Robson will be in attendance.

    Live updates

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    38 mins: Nice turn from Barnes, and Kante fouls him. Ironic cheers from the crowd as the referee blows for the free-kick. Defenders coming up for Leicester.

    Lookman lifts it in, and it’s a poor ball in. Havertz heads it away.

    Chelsea break with Hudson-Odoi, and it eventually comes to Chilwell. He gets to the byline, stands a ball up to the far post… Havertz goes for the bicycle kick, but Kante bundles into him and puts his teammate off!

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    35 mins: Chelsea fans in good voice, enjoying their away day so far.

    Leicester struggling to get any sort of sustained possession. Barnes, Vardy and Lookman getting no real service.

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    31 mins: Chelsea threatening to blow Leicester away now. Schmeichel gives it away, but Hudson-Odoi can’t quite find Havertz in the middle and the hosts can scramble it away.

    The Foxes are really struggling here.

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    GOAL! Leicester 0-2 Chelsea | N’Golo Kante 28’

    Kante picked up the ball, and he was just allowed to drive, and drive, and drive. Nobody comes out to close him down, so on the edge of the box he eventually decides to let fly.

    Left-footed strike, and it’s a brilliant effort. Schmeichel can’t do anything about it.

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    James Robson at the King Power

    Chelsea are in control here. Typically they have scored with the most difficult of all the chances they have created.


    Rudiger’s flicked header was unstoppable – but Chelwell should have done better with only Schmeichel to beat earlier and Kante was also denied when one-on-one.


    That will be the only concern for Tuchel, but his side do look like they can create chances at will here.

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    GOAA…. NO!

    24 mins: Vardy runs at the defence, but he’s forced to keep possession and turn back.

    He lays it off to Albrighton, who takes a touch and whips it into the box. Lookman volleys it past Mendy and into the net, but he’s just offside. Better from Leicester though.

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    22 mins: Amartey lunges in and fouls Hudson-Odoi right on the edge of the box. This is a really dangerous position. There’s about five Chelsea players who fancy this.

    Mount seems to have persuaded most of his teammates to leave it for him. It is Mount… couldn’t get it to come down in time.

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    20 mins: Big chance for Leicester to create something.

    Jorginho gets caught on the ball, and it’s briefly three-on-two for the hosts. Lookman tries to slide the ball through to Vardy, but Silva steps out to claim and stop the attack.

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    Here is that opening goal

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