Chelsea 2-0 Leicester City: £32m signing on target again

Chelsea 2 - 0 Leicester City

  • 62" Diego Costa
  • 77" Eden Hazard

Ref: Lee Mason
Attendance: 41,604

Chelsea Stand

Diego Costa scored for Chelsea as they got the better of Leicester City 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League.

Chelsea made it two wins in a row in the Premier League on Saturday with a 2-0 victory over Leicester City at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues had the game’s first chance on nine minutes when Diego Costa teed up Andre Schurrle, but the 2014 World Cup winner’s shot from outside the box went high and wide.

Costa, who joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid for £32 million this summer, himself had a chance to make the breakthrough just two minutes later, but the Spain international striker could not turn home Eden Hazard’s pass.

Chelsea continued to press on as Schurrle headed Hazard’s cross wide just before the half-hour mark, before Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez forced goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois into making his first save of the match.

Oscar and Schurrle had chances to put Jose Mourinho’s side in the lead before the half-time interval, but they failed to take them.

Brazil international midfielder Oscar was unlucky not to score in the opening minutes of the second half when his long-range effort came back off the post, and seconds later Branislav Ivanovic’s header was kept out by Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

However, the visitors also started to ask questions soon after with Paul Konchesky and David Nugent testing Courtois.

It was hosts Chelsea, though, who broke the deadlock in the 63rd minute, thanks to Costa’s right-footed finish from close range.

Cesc Fabregas had come close on two occasions before the goal and it was he who created the second, teeing up Hazard to slam home from the left side of the Leicester box.

Statistics

Chelsea

Leicester City

Possession

62.7%
37.3%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Chelsea

  • Thibaut Courtois
  • John Terry
  • Gary Cahill
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • César Azpilicueta
  • Oscar
  • Nemanja Matic
  • André Schürrle
  • Cesc Fàbregas
  • Eden Hazard
  • Diego Costa

Substitutes

  • Petr Cech
  • Kurt Zouma
  • Didier Drogba
  • Filipe Luis
  • John Obi Mikel
  • Willian
  • Ramires

Leicester City

  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Wes Morgan
  • Ritchie de Laet
  • Liam Moore
  • Paul Konchesky
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Andy King
  • Dean Hammond
  • Jeffrey Schlupp
  • Leonardo Ulloa
  • David Nugent

Substitutes

  • Gary Taylor-Fletcher
  • Tom Hopper
  • Ben Hamer
  • Marcin Wasilewski
  • Chris Wood
  • Anthony Knockaert
  • Marc Albrighton

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