- Morata opens scoring
- Kante scores vs. old mates
- Vardy draws, converts PK
Alvaro Morata and N'Golo Kante staked Chelsea to a two-goal lead, and the Blues held on tight for a 2-1 win over Leicester City at King Power Stadium on Saturday.
Chelsea goes third with the win, nabbing nine points since an Opening Day loss to Burnley.
Jamie Vardy won and scored a penalty kick for Leicester, which sits 17th with three points.
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Alvaro Morata had a 34th minute chance blocked by a sliding Wes Morgan as Chelsea bid to take an away lead.
N’Golo Kante has sprung a few counters at the King Power Stadium, but it was his Chelsea giveaway sprung a three-man counter for Leicester. Riyad Mahrez slid the ball to Islam Slimani, but Thibaut Courtois made a terrific stop.
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Schmeichel will have wanted to do better with Kante’s goal, hit low and across goal from 25 yards.
Thibaut Courtois’ sliding clearing attempt cleaned out Vardy, who converted a penalty kick chance to bring the Foxes back within one.
Harry Maguire was fortunate not to concede what might’ve been a knockout blow PK with an 82nd minute handball.
Willian had a late shot smothered by Schmeichel, as Leicester remained alive into four minutes of stoppage time.