After a tense game at the King Power Stadium, a 2-2 draw seemed like a pretty accurate representation between the two sides.
Chelsea were able to get on the scoresheet first, before the Foxes came back firing – scoring twice within ten minutes. However, it was the Blues who caused the last upset with Antonio Rudiger scoring his second of the game – picking up a vital point from their away game in Leicester.
Not Tammy Abraham’s Best Performance
Although Chelsea fans will be fairly pleased with their team’s performance, it’s necessary to make note of Abraham’s woeful time on the pitch. The 22-year-old missed out on some crucial chances for the Blues – appearing sloppy in front of goal. With Abraham returning from an ankle injury he picked up against Arsenal, the striker seemed to be struggling with fitness in the game against the Foxes. However, this worrying factor demonstrates Chelsea’s lack of depth up front – and their inability to sign a striker in the January transfer window may prove to be pivotal for their Champions League hopes.
Scoring From Set-Pieces
Yes, you heard that right. Chelsea actually managed to score from set-pieces on Saturday – not once but twice. Mason Mount assisted both of Chelsea’s goals in the game with the first goal coming from a corner in the early stages of the second half. The 21-year-old also took the free-kick which led to yet another Rudiger goal, with the Blues climbing back to a 2-2 draw. Despite the youngster having a relatively poor game elsewhere, his deliveries were superb – and it’s something positive that Lampard can take away from the game, with the side not making the most of set-pieces this season.
Rudiger Scoring a Brace
It would be rude not to include the centre back in the five things this week, with Rudiger claiming the only two goals for Chelsea in their 2-2 draw. The defender celebrated his 100th game for the Blues in style – scoring two superb headers in the 90 minutes. His second goal was particularly impressive as the 26-year-old found enough space in the air to header the ball with great force. Although he had a great game attackingly, he still had some defensive issues – but all in all, the German put in a fine shift for the Blues.
Troubles Between the Posts Continue
It was a bold move for Lampard to start Willy Caballero over Kepa Arrizabalaga, but with the Spaniard’s recent poor performances, it was a risk the young manager needed to take. The decision started off well with the 38-year-old making a crucial save to deny Jamie Vardy in the first half. The first Leicester goal was also unlucky for Caballero, with a deflection sending the ball into the net. However, the second goal came from a shocking mistake – with the keeper struggling to make it back in time after running out of his goal. We wonder who the Chelsea boss will choose next…
Another Great Game From the Right Back
Reece James is becoming the brightest spark in this Chelsea side, with the 20-year-old putting in some superb, consistent performances under Lampard. He had yet another brilliant game against the Foxes, helping the team out both offensively and defensively. He is looking excellent on the right-hand side, putting in some superb crosses into the box. If Chelsea were more clinical, we may have witnessed a lot more goals on Saturday afternoon.