Full-time: Chelsea 3-0 Leicester City

  • Diego Costa continues his good start to the season with an early goal from a corner.
  • Eden Hazard doubles Chelsea's lead after more shambolic defending from the current Premier League champions.
  • Victor Moses adds a third after a delightful one-two with Nathaniel Chalobah.
Claudio Ranieri says the Champions league is Leicester City's priority 'in this moment' Hayters


Full-time: Chelsea 3-0 Leicester City

All over at the Bridge and what an enjoyable afternoon for the hosts. Chelsea were as impressive as Leicester were poor.

If you wish to follow Arsenal vs Swansea, you can do so here. Or if you're a Spurs fan, you can follow that game, here.

Until next time!

Chelsea easily won at the Bridge
Chelsea easily won at the Bridge Getty Images


It's a party atmosphere inside the Bridge, with Chelsea fans relishing the chance to see some of their much-hyped youngsters in action.

We're going to play three minutes of added time.

Victor Moses celebrates his goal
Victor Moses celebrates his goal Getty Images


There's been a gulf in class today. May must feel a hell of a long time ago for Leicester City fans at the moment.

They have Spurs next in the Premier League, too.


That goal has prompted more changes from Antonio Conte. Loftus-Cheek comes on for Hazard and Aina for Moses.

Claudio Ranieri urges his players on
Claudio Ranieri urges his players on Getty Images


GOAL: Chelsea 3-0 Leicester City (Moses)

That's 3-0 and it's a wow moment from Nathaniel Chalobah, who puts the goal on a plate for Victor Moses!

The forward has his third goal of the season after playing a one-two with Chalobah, who produces a no-look flick to put Moses through on goal and power the ball home.

The scoreline is no less than the Blues deserve.


Matic is the latest player to go close for the hosts, as he weaves his way through the defence before his deflected effort is well saved by Kasper Schmeichel.

Leicester's hopes of a comeback appear to be fading.

Nemanja Matic
Nemanja Matic of Chelsea Getty Images


Ah, Kante comes desperately close to scoring against his former club! Costa crosses from the right side and the ball eventually makes its way back to Kante ... but his right-footed effort is expertly blocked by Wes Morgan.

Meanwhile, Andy King has come on for Albrighton.

The managers on the touchline
The managers on the touchline Getty Images


It appears that Leicester have gone to a 4-4-2 for the time being. Some 20 minutes left at the Bridge - and I fancy there will be another goal.

Diego Costa
Diego Costa shows his frustration Getty Images


It's subs galore: Pedro is replaced by Nathaniel Chalobah, who gets a very good reception.

For the Foxes, meanwhile, Slimani and Mahrez are on for Schlupp and Musa. Leicester are going for it still.

Claudio Ranieri issues instructions
Claudio Ranieri issues instructions Getty Images


David Luiz has struck the frame of the goal for the second time today. This time it's against his own goal.

The Brazilian gets a toe-end to a right-wing cross, but is lucky to see the ball rebound off the upright.


Having said that, it might be time to sub Diego Costa, who stands on the cusp of a one-match ban. No immediate sign of a substitution, though.


End-to-end stuff at the Bridge now. This has become a really engrossing game - and one that surely has more goals in it.

Chelsea do not look like they want to squeeze the life out of the game, as they might have done under Jose Mourinho, say. Instead, they are seeking more goals.

David Luiz wins the ball
David Luiz wins the ball Getty Images


Kante leads a brilliant break from a Leicester corner. The French midfielder dribbles up the flank and then hits a pinpoint left-footed path into Victor Moses, but his low drive is well stopped by the keeper.

That would've been a great breakaway goal, though.

Antonio Conte rues a missed chance
Antonio Conte rues a missed chance Getty Images


To their credit, Leicester appear to be sharper and more aggressive in the early minutes of the half. Where was that approach in the first period?

Pedro evades a tackle
Pedro evades a tackle Getty Images


Musa wriggles away from a Chelsea defender in the box, but his cross is weak and easily stopped by Courtois. Leicester are more competitive early in the second period, though. It's much, much better from them.


Schlupp tries to get past Moses in the Chelsea box, but again the ref is not interested in the appeal.

On a tactical note, the Foxes are definitely trying to mirror what Chelsea did in the first half by going to a three at the back. Meanwhile, Azpilicueta has become the first Chelsea player cautioned today for a foul on Musa.

Antonio Conte on the Chelsea bench
Antonio Conte on the Chelsea bench Getty Images


By the way, both of Chelsea's goalscorers paid tribute to Willian - whose mother recently passed away - after they found the net. The Brazilian wears number 22 at Stamford Bridge, hence the hand signals.


The hosts have an early penalty appeal waved away. The ball struck Fuchs on the arm, I think, but he didn't appear to know anything about it.

Leicester have reverted to a back-three at the start of the half. Matching Chelsea like-for-like, therefore.

Diego Costa
Diego Costa pleads for a penalty Getty Images


Back under way at the Bridge, then. More of the same or a Leicester comeback? We're about to find out...


Half-time: Chelsea 2-0 Leicester City

The hosts lead 2-0 and it could have been more. It has been one-way traffic from start to finish in the opening period. What can Leicester do to turn the situation around?

Chelsea players celebrate
Chelsea players celebrate at Stamford Bridge Getty Images


One minute of time to be added at the Bridge, where Chelsea continue to dominate.

Antonio Conte on the touchline
Antonio Conte on the touchline Getty Images


Chelsea are already bringing out the flicks and tricks, such is their dominance. They're playing with a real swagger - which is a sharp contrast to their feeble displays against Liverpool and Chelsea before the international break.

At the other end, Vardy and Musa are cutting frustrated figures. Claudio Ranieri might look to change things at the break, because they've barely had a kick of the ball.

 Eden Hazard celebrating his goal
Eden Hazard celebrating his goal Getty Images


This is, perhaps, Chelsea's most impressive performance so far this season.

Their latest goal-bound effort is another thunderbolt from David Luiz, whose dipping, swerving long-range free-kick is well saved by Kasper Schmeichel.

Eden Hazard makes it  2-0
Eden Hazard makes it 2-0 Getty Images