- Leicester fight back
- Chelsea finish in 10th place
- Fabregas, Drinkwater score
Chelsea drew with Leicester City 1-1 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday as the Foxes fought back to grab a draw on the final day of their landmark season.
Cesc Fabregas’ second half penalty kick looked to be the difference but Danny Drinkwater drilled in a beauty to make it 1-1 late on as the Foxes grabbed a point and finished the season 12 games unbeaten.
With the draw interim boss Guus Hiddink ends his reign at Chelsea with the Blues finishing in 10th place on 50 points, while Leicester total 81 points after sealing the PL title last weekend.
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Chelsea thought they took the lead but Kasper Schmeichel made a great save from Fabregas and Pedro‘s follow up went in, but he was in an offside position.
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Leicester failed to get going early on during the final game as Claudio Ranieri received a wonderful reception on his return to Stamford Bridge as he and his team received a guard of honor.
John Terry, who was suspended for this game, was applauded by the home crowd in the 26th minute to honor the Chelsea captain who has been offered a new contract but uncertainty around his future remains.
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Back on the pitch, in the second half referee Craig Pawson awarded a penalty kick with Nemanja Matic brought down in the box by Jeffrey Schlupp but the Serbian midfielder made the most of it.
Fabregas finished the PK coolly. 1-0 to Chelsea.
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Jamie Vardy had a few chances late on to equal Harry Kane in the race for the golden boot as his teammates tried to tee him up, but Drinkwater was the man who sealed a point for the Foxes as he drilled home a beauty after Schlupp found him. 1-1.
Vardy looked sharp late on while Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham — who impressed — curled an effort just wide for Chelsea but both teams had to settle for a point.