Chelsea 0 – Leicester 1
Chelsea were stunned at Stamford Bridge on Saturday by Leicester.
Few would have thought Leicester would win the match against the Blues but they did just that.
Jamie Vardy’s clinical finish from a James Maddison through-ball settled the match.
It’s been a difficult few weeks for Chelsea as they’ve lost to Tottenham and Wolves in the league.
Chelsea are fourth in the league with 37 points, above Arsenal on goal difference.
Leicester’s win means they are ninth in the division above Wolves.
Marcos Alonso’s epic miss
Chelsea were poor in the Leicester match.
However Maurizio Sarri’s side did have a few noticeable chances in the 90 minutes.
Eden Hazard, deployed in the false nine role at kick-off, rattled the Leicester bar with a shot.
However the best chance of the game landed to Marcos Alonso.
Alonso was released in the 90th minute with a perfect pass from N’Golo Kante.
With the ball on his left-foot, you’d have banked on the Spaniard scoring.
He angled his shot past Kasper Schmeichel, but only onto the foot of the post where it bounced out.
Marcos Alonso backlash
Alonso could have really done with that goal.
Many Chelsea fans are getting on Alonso’s back in recent weeks after several below-par performances.
Aside from missing the chance against Leicester, Marcos Alonso has been wasteful with the ball in recent matches.
For those reasons, it was no surprise that Chelsea fans weren’t happy on Saturday.
Alonso hits the post. One-on-one with the goalkeeper. That sums up #Chelsea’s day.
— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) December 22, 2018
nobody has hit the post more this season than Marcos Alonso. nice.
— amadí (@amadoit__) December 22, 2018
If I ever die prematurely please tell Alonso and Willian it's their fault
— Simon (@HAZARDlSTA) December 22, 2018
Marcos Alonso hits the woodwork for the 50th time this season… pic.twitter.com/GusnYOjZWS
— Fantasy Football Community (@FFCommunity_) December 22, 2018
Hello Chelsea fans.
Marcos Alonso is playing on the same side as Kovačić, Pedro or Willian whose defensive input not great.
So Marcos Alonso takes a beating week and week out dealing with 1v2 or 3 with no support.
He's not responsible per se. But I won't tweet about it. https://t.co/2ElpUSzZj2
— Sébastien (@SebC__) December 22, 2018
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