The top four race will go straight down the wire with Chelsea blowing it wide open as they got their vengeance against the foxes and moved up to third having played a game more than Liverpool. Leicester City will have Spurs to contend with on the final day while Liverpool will face Burnley and Crystal Palace in their final 2 games. The foxes started the game like they only came for a point but The blues had a point to prove after Saturday’s FA Cup loss. The first half was frantic. Chelsea dominated proceedings from start to finish but could not find the breakthrough they desired. Chelsea were spurning chances for fun. Ben Chilwell turned his man well inside the box and fired a shot across goal but Christian Pulisic with the outstretched leg couldn’t poke it in.
Chelsea thought they had the lead when Timo Werner was slipped in by Mason Mount and beat Kasper Schmeichel at his near post to score but VAR rightly overturned the goal for an offside. Mason Mount found himself unmarked inside the 18-yard box but skied his shot as Chelsea missed another big chance. Chelsea scored again, but VAR overturned another Timo Werner goal for a handball. It was the correct decision. Edouard Mendy in the Chelsea goal was barely threatened by Leicester City while Chelsea on the other hand were ruing missed chances and VAR calls. Half-time and the blues were in total control of the game but had nothing to show for it.
Chelsea needed all 3 points at home if they hoped to keep their top 4 hopes alive. Thomas Tuchel must have reminded the players at half time as Chelsea wasted no time showing their hunger in the second half. Ben Chilwell’s corner found the resurgent Antonio Rudiger creeping at the back post. He did not know much about it but Chelsea had the lead. No VAR this time, the goal stands, Chelsea led after 47 minutes. The London side got their chance to solidify the lead when Wesley Fofana brought down the unlucky Timo Werner inside the box. Penalty! Jorginho hop, skip, and goal. 2-0 Chelsea on 66.
Chelsea looked comfortable with their lead but Leicester City wouldn’t stay down. Injury returnee Matteo Kovacic overplayed at the back and had the ball pinched off him by Wilfred Ndidi who found the unmarked and in form Kelechi Iheanacho in the middle who slotted it home. 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on 75 and suddenly, the game was open. The foxes now had a way back and they almost did it when Ricardo Pereira drilled a cross in from the right. Ayoze Perez arrived unmarked but his shot was just too high and Chelsea survived.
A tackle on Ben Chilwell caused an uproar in added time and everyone with Antonio Rudiger leading the charge was involved in the massive bust-up. Chelsea showed resilience and composure to keep out Leicester in the dying minutes and see out the match. An important win for the blues as who now have to prepare for Aston Villa on the final matchday. It finished Chelsea 2-1 Leicester City.