Chelsea v Leicester City, 15 October 2016

Score3-0 to Chelsea
RefereeAndre Marriner
CompetitionPremier League
VenueStamford Bridge
Attendance41,547
Kick-off: 12.30pm Leicester City had now lost seven of their 11 Premier League visits to Stamford Bridge (won one).

Goals:

Diego Costa 7 G
Eden Hazard 33 G
Victor Moses 80 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois
Defender Marcos Alonso
Defender/Centre back Gary Cahill
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Defender/Midfielder David Luiz
Midfielder Eden Hazard
Midfielder N'Golo Kanté
Midfielder Nemanja Matić
Midfielder Pedro
Midfielder/Forward Victor Moses
Forward Diego Costa

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel
Defender Christian Fuchs
Defender Luis Hernández
Defender Robert Huth
Defender Wes Morgan
Defender/Midfielder Daniel Amartey
Defender/Midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp
Midfielder Marc Albrighton
Midfielder Danny Drinkwater
Forward Ahmed Musa
Forward Jamie Vardy

Substitutions:

Nathaniel Chalobah for Pedro 68
Ola Aina for Victor Moses 82
Ruben Loftus-Cheek for Eden Hazard 82

Substitutions:

Riyad Mahrez for Jeffrey Schlupp 67
Islam Slimani for Ahmed Musa 67
Andy King for Marc Albrighton 74

Cards:

César Azpilicueta 51 Y

Cards:

Robert Huth 27 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Asmir Begović
Defender Ola Aina
Defender/Centre back John Terry
Defender/Midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah
Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Forward Michy Batshuayi
Forward Dominic Solanke

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler
Defender/Right back Danny Simpson
Midfielder Andy King
Midfielder/Forward Demarai Gray
Midfielder/Forward Riyad Mahrez
Forward Islam Slimani
Forward Leonardo Ulloa

Comments:

League position: 5th Chelsea had now won two of their last nine league games against the reigning Premier League champions (also 3-1 versus Manchester United on 19 January 2014). Diego Costa scored his seventh Premier League goal of this season in eight games. Last season, he did not score his seventh goal until his 18th appearance on 16 Janunary. Eden Hazard had now scored four goals in last six Premier League appearances at Stamford Bridge. He had scored four goals in his previous 24 home Premier League outings.

Comments:

League position: 13th Leicester City wore black armbands as a mark of respect for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand who died earlier in the week aged 89. Thailand is the homeland of The Foxes's owners, the Srivaddhanaprabha family. City had now failed to score in three Premier League games in this season; the same number as in the whole of 2015-16. The Foxes became the fourth reigning top division champions to lose their opening four away league games and the first since Blackburn Rovers in 1995-96.