Chelsea FC’s Kante returns to defeat former club and current premier league title holders Leicester City
The beautiful thing about the premier league in recent years is the way no one team constantly dominates at the top. Bayern Munich and Juventus of Germany and Italy see things differently, but in England, the premier league is known for its uncertainty in who wins the league each year. If we learned anything from last season, it would definitely be that anything can happen. We saw Leicester City win their first English Premier league title. Claudio Ranieri, with the help of great players like Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy and Ngolo Kante at the time stepped up, made their mark and dominated. Mahrez was also voted to be the player of the season and was the first African player to achieve such a feat.
This season, however, things aren’t going as well for Leicester as they stand in thirteenth place on the league table, especially considering that at this time last year, they were in first. They also lost Ngolo Kante during the summer transfer window to Chelsea FC, and Kante has been a big contributor to the Blues’ good season so far. This weekend on Saturday, the current title holders, Leicester City, took on the former champions Chelsea FC, and it was a game to remember. Chelsea ended up taking three points, three goals, one clean sheet and one win over the Leicester City Foxes.
Diego Costa continued in his superb form by opening the scoresheet seven minutes into the game. It came off from a corner delivered by Eden Hazard, which was flicked back by Nemanja Matic and beautifully finished by Costa. Costa now has seven goals scored to his name so far this season and is still the highest goal scorer at this point. In celebration, he formed the “W22” sign with his hands, as a respectful tribute to Willian, a Chelsea player who is currently on leave due to the passing of his mother.
The second goal came from Eden Hazard thirty minutes into the game, after Pedro won the ball from a tackle and sent it off Hazard’s body. Hazard then controlled it and rolled it passed the Leicester keeper to the side. Hazard also paid tribute to Willian in the same way and dedicated the goal to him. Hazard scored the title clinching goal for the foxes last season, and this weekend saw no harm in taking one against them.The nail in the coffin came ten minutes to the end of the game. Victor Moses made a great run on the right flank. He then laid it off to Nathaniel Chalobah, who made his debut. Chalobah back-heeled it back to Moses and Moses finished it clinically into the side netting. He also treated the fans to an acrobatic celebration.
The game ended in favor of the Blues, as Kante was voted as the Man-of-the-match. Chelsea legend Michael Ballack, also tweeted out in approval of the team’s performance. Players on the team tweeted out to Willian, dedicating the game to him, as they remember him in this hard time he faces with his family. Chelsea is currently fifth on the league table but is away from the top by only three points.