Full-time: Leicester 1-3 Chelsea

John Terry
John Terry celebrates giving Chelsea the lead as Jose Mourinho\'s side move to within three points of the title. Getty Images

A brief scare for Chelsea, but their second half performance was worthy of victory and Mourinho's side can now clinch the title with victory over Crystal Palace on 3 May.

As for Leicester, they impressed early on but were powerless to prevent defeat once they went behind to Terry's goal.

Pearson and his team will not be too disheartened, however, and Leicester's season will be defined by upcoming matches against relegation rivals starting with Newcastle at the King Power this weekend.

That is all from us tonight, see you again soon.



Leicester 1-3 Chelsea


Fabregas off now, John Obi Mikel on for his fifth appearance since returning from a two-month injury layoff.

Three minutes of added time for Leicester to find a response.


A second change from Mourinho as Hazard walks off to be replaced by Juan Cuadrado.


Game, set and match for Mourinho's side, surely, as they double their advantage shortly after taking the lead.

Fabregas works his way to the byline, before cutting back for Ramires who lashes home an unstoppable effort from the edge of the box.

Kurt Zouma is on for Willian with five minutes of normal time remaining.


Goal: Leicester 1-3 Chelsea (Ramires)


Chelsea edge ahead through Terry after a corner was headed towards goal by centre-back partner Cahill. Schmeichel makes a terrific one-handed save, but the captain gambles on the rebound and gets there ahead of Cambiasso to bundle in.


Goal: Leicester 1-2 Chelsea (John Terry)


Ramires has not had the greatest of games for Chelsea and his shot is deflected wide after good work from Hazard.


Leicester use their final sub as Vardy makes way for Riyad Mahrez.


A mix-up on the edge of the Leicester penalty area sees Drogba nip in front of Hazard just as he is about to shoot. Chelsea searching for a winner but the hosts are holding firm for now.


Ulloa on the floor again after some tough defending from Ivanovic. It looks like he will be fine to continue but he is clearly disgruntled by the attention he is receiving from the Chelsea right-back.


Willian the next Chelsea player to try his luck after a pass infield from Azpilicueta, but his curled effort is too high and does not test Schmeichel.

James then shoots at Cech but the shot is blocked by Terry. Matic was booked a few moments ago and is now remonstrating with Cambiasso after appearing to receive an accidental elbow from the Argentine.


Another chance for Drogba as he checks his run, receives the ball from Fabregas and proceeds to run towards goal before lashing a shot across the face and wide from a tricky angle.


Drogba lurks at the near post and looks to convert a Willian cross but Morgan is alert to the danger and turns the ball away for a corner which Leicester eventually clear.


Chelsea have been dominant since the restart but Leicester try to launch an attack of their own. De Laet's pass is overhit, however, and Ulloa fails to collect.


Chelsea turning the screw now as Drogba fires over from a Fabregas pass before the Spaniard fails to connect with a dangerous whipped cross from Willian that De Laet could not clear.


Just two minutes into the second half and Chelsea are level as Drogba recovers quickly to beat De Laet to an Ivanovic cross and send a right-footed effort past the despairing dive of Schmeichel.

Good interplay between Willian and Hazard on the right-hand touchline in the build-up to that equaliser, with the latter chipping a delightful pass through to the onrushing Ivanovic.


Goal: Leicester 1-1 Chelsea (Didier Drogba)


A painful one for Drogba as he limps away sheepishly following a battle with Morgan.


The teams are back out and we are underway once more. Can Chelsea find a reaction to that late first-half blow?


The half-time whistle sounds and chants of 'we are staying up' ring around the ground.

Are Leicester about to secure a fifth successive win and slightly delay Chelsea's title party?



Leicester 1-0 Chelsea