N’Golo Kante was at his harmful finest as he returned to haunt Leicester City by scoring in a 2-1 win for Chelsea on Saturday.


The former Foxes star, who headed their charge to the Premier League title in 2016, fired home from 30 yards (50) after Alvaro Morata (41) had actually offered Chelsea a first-half lead.

The club-record ₤ 60m signing from Actual Madrid takes his season tally to 3 and has actually now racked up 14 objectives in his last 16 looks for club and also nation.

Morata had spent most of the first half being obstructed by Leicester captain Wes Morgan, that made three great clearances to deny the Spaniard.

Nevertheless, Chelsea maintained feeding the striker and also he opened the scoring on 41 minutes – simply 45 secs after Islam Slimani had actually been denied by Thibaut Courtois after a fantastic counter-attacking step.

The was goal was very much made in Spain with Cesar Azpilicueta whipping in a mind-blowing delivery from the left as well as Morata satisfied it with a firm downward header.

Leicester’s midfield could have been forgiven when they allowed Kante – who scored only one goal throughout his time with Leicester – room to shoot from 30 yards just after the break. Yet the Frenchman caught the effort with power as well as precision as the round slipped past Kasper Schmeichel into the bottom edge.

The platform looked set for Antonio Conte’s men to penalize Leicester on the counter strike, but it was the hosts that got hold of the initiative back on 61 mins.

Courtois was caught taking a snooze by Vardy in the area, who began his blindside to beat him to a loose ball. The Leicester demonstrator hit the deck under slight contact and also dusted himself off to fire house from the spot on his 200th organization appearance.

Despite the most effective efforts of Riyad Mahrez, Leicester rarely looked efficient in discovering the equaliser versus a well ordered Chelsea back five. In fact, it was the site visitors that came closest late on with substitute Willian curling an initiative narrowly large prior to being denied by Schmeichel.

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