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Chelsea Vs Leicester City Football Match Score 11 March 2023

Chelsea Vs Leicester City Football Match Score 11 March 2023

Chelsea made their way past Borussia Dortmund and into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. On what was a defining night for Graham Potter, his returning stars did the trick. Being able to once more rely on Wesley Fofana at the back – making his first European appearance since injury in the group stages in October – the Frenchman was outstanding in defence. He was partnered in the back five by Reece James – who missed the weekend’s action with Leeds out of precaution – and Ben Chilwell.

The English left-back was brilliant once more, supplying Raheem Sterling with the assist for the opener before winning the decisive second half penalty. Their record together in Europe for Chelsea is the stuff of dreams, playing 17 times, winning 12 of those with three draws, scoring 29 and conceding just five. A Chelsea team who look to have turned a corner head to Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday with a renewed hope of salvaging at least something from this season.

While Graham Potter’s side have an awful lot more to prove, following up Saturday’s nervy win over Leeds with a reasonably dominant turnaround victory against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League was a good way to start. After so many problems during the opening few months of his time in west London, Potter’s assertion that his squad is still playing for him looks to be true. Both Enzo Fernandez and Kai Havertz stressed their support of the Blues boss following Tuesday night’s win and, now, it’s time to follow that up on the pitch.

Leicester, meanwhile, lost to Southampton last time out and are under pressure to pull away from the relegation scrap they currently lie dangerously close to. Chelsea will be riding high following their impressive midweek UCL win against a Borussia Dortmund side that had started the year with 10 successive wins in all competitions. Their 2-0 victory on Tuesday night turned the tie around and saw them progress to the Champions League quarter-finals.

With their eyes now set on achieving their first Premier League double over Leicester since the 2016-17 campaign, the Foxes will undoubtedly be looking to improve upon their disappointing record against the Blues, having won only once in their last six home games against them (D2 L3).

Chelsea have only lost two of their last 10 away Premier League games against Leicester (W6 D2), but crucially both defeats saw the final games in charge for managers José Mourinho (2-1 in December 2015) and Frank Lampard (2-0 in January 2021). With Graham Potter already under some pressure following poor results in 2023 so far, a defeat here might extend that record. But Potter will be buoyed by the fact that he’s already secured a Premier League win over the Foxes in 2022-23, having won 5-2 against them in September with former club Brighton and Hove Albion.

In the other dugout, Brendan Rodgers will be hoping for more joy against Chelsea than in previous encounters. Having won just one of 16 previous Premier League meetings with the London club, his 6%-win ratio versus them is his lowest against any opponent in the competition.
TV channel and live stream: The game will not be broadcast in the UK due to it taking place during the Saturday 3pm blackout imposed across English football.

Highlights: You can, however, watch highlights on Match of the Day when it airs at 10.30pm on BBC One on Saturday. LIVE coverage: Follow all of the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog. Nizaar Kinsella will be providing expert analysis from the ground. Chelsea secured their first home win of the 2022-23 season with this 2-1 victory over Leicester at Stamford Bridge in August. Thomas Tuchel led them to victory after a shambolic 3-0 away defeat to Leeds United a week earlier.

It wasn’t looking great for the Blues when midfielder Conor Gallagher was sent off after only 28 minutes, but a brace for Raheem Sterling – his first for the club – saw Chelsea pick up all three points. A 66th-minute consolation from Harvey Barnes set up a nervy finish to the game, but Leicester were unable to take anything home at full-time.

Gallagher’s red card saw Chelsea have players dismissed in successive Premier League games for the first time in eight years, while it was the earliest that a Blues player had been dismissed in a Premier League game since the opening day of the 2017-18 season, when Gary Cahill was sent off versus Burnley.

This result meant that Leicester were still without a win four games into the Premier League season (D1 L3) and came only four days after a lucky escape in the EFL Cup at League Two club Stockport County, where they progressed following a penalty shootout. Leicester went on to stretch this winless run to eight Premier League games, before finally picking up their first win versus Nottingham Forest in October.
James Maddison returned for the Foxes against Southampton and looks set to feature once more. Kelechi Iheanacho, meanwhile, appears to be the favoured choice up front over Jamie Vardy despite his string of misses on the south coast.

Youri Tielemans, Jonny Evans and Ryan Bertrand are all thought to be ruled out of action for a while yet. For Chelsea, Potter has returned to the back-three system that served him well during his first few matches. Benoit Badiashile is available in domestic competition on that front, though the performances of Wesley Fofana, Marc Cucurella and Kalidou Koulibaly on Tuesday should be enough to see them start.

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