8pm: Leicester City vs Chelsea

Riyad Mahrez
Mahrez struck brilliantly after the break to double Leicester\'s lead. Getty Images

Full time: Leicester City 2-1 Chelsea

The Leicester City roller-coaster goes on as Claudio Ranieri's side go back top of the Premier League and take their biggest scale of the season as they defeat champions Chelsea. The dynamic duo of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez did the damage either side of the break and despite Loic Remy's late goal the visitors were unable to muster an equaliser. Jose Mourinho's side remain one point off the bottom three and could sink into the relegation zone if results go against them this weekend. Leicester meanwhile are a win away from being top at Christmas – a year on from propping up the table. Amazing turnaround.

Well that is all we have time for on this Premier League live text. We'll be back with more from the English top flight at the weekend but until then goodbye.


Five added minutes at the King Power Stadium. Leicester holding firm.


Jamie Vardy off and Shinji Okazaki on for Leicester as we approach the closing minutes. Two and a half minutes plus stoppage time to play. Chelsea still pressing.


Marc Albrighton with a foray starting inside the Chelsea half and as the visitors back off he takes aim but shoots wide of Courtois' goal. Little over six minutes remaining.


Gorkan Inler on for goal-scorer Riyad Mahrez, whose goal currently separates the two sides. Surprising it has taken as long as that for Ranieri to make a change, such has been Chelsea's dominance over the last 15 minutes.


Just before that Chelsea goal, the home fans had taunted the visiting support following the news that the M1 southbound is currently best with 10-mile tailbacks. The Blues could yet leave the King Power Stadium with a point after halving the deficit.


Goal: Leicester 2-1 Chelsea (Loic Remy)

Chelsea back in it with 13 minutes left, and you can't say it hasn't been coming. Cesar Azpilicueta probes and crosses from the left and Remy steals in, unmarked and powers a header past Schmeichel. Game on.


Leicester's backs are very much against the ball here and they face having to defend out these remaining 18 minutes or so. Chelsea are going hell for leather with nothing to lose and it has led to their best spell of the match.


Chelsea almost capitalise on the break as Matic's shot is deflected into the path of Pedro, who skies his effort which was neither on target or across the face of goal in the path of Remy.


Schmeichel saves from Fabregas' header. Pressure continues to come from Chelsea, but can Leicester hit them on the break?


Loic Remy on for Oscar as Chelsea make their final change of the evening. Twenty-five minutes remaining and this game is far from over. More goals you fancy.


Another opening for Chelsea. Diego Costa beats the offside trap, brings the ball down but Schmeichel makes a fine save as the ball lands on the roof of the net. From the subsequent corner Ivanovic somehow doesn't score at the back post but Leicester get fortunate as the Serbian directs the ball into a nearby Foxes defender.


Half a chance for Chelsea during their best moment of the game. Danny Simpson heads Oscar's cross only as far as Pedro, who can't take the ball down and Wes Morgan clears the danger. Into the final third of the game.


The home side temporarily down to ten men as Andy King received treatment after a nasty challenge which has left him with a cut on his calf. Can Chelsea grab a lifeline with the numerical advantage?


Cesc Fabregas on for Chelsea and off comes their captain John Terry - who has looked robotic this evening. Leicester in total command and it wouldn't surprise anyone if they extend their lead.


Goal: Leicester 2-0 Chelsea (Riyad Mahrez)

A absolute stunner from Riyad Mahrez has Leicester City in dreamland against the champions. Mahrez brings down Andy King's floated cross, twists and turns in front of Azpilicueta before finding space and curling a beauty beyond Courtois into the top corner. No keeping that out. More problems for Jose Mourinho and Chelsea.


Yellow card for Jamie Vardy 30 seconds into the second half for a very poor challenge on Diego Costa, who takes exception to the tackle from the England forward. Mark Clattenburg had no hesitation there.


Players out for the second half at the King Power Stadium. Can Leicester hold on and go top of the Premier League or will Chelsea stage a belated comeback? Under way after the break and there are no changes.


Half time: Leicester 1-0 Chelsea

Normal service has resumed at the King Power Stadium. Leicester City winning. Jamie Vardy scoring. Chelsea losing. The Foxes are going top of the Premier League as things stand.


Leicester are heading top of the league as things stand and they smell blood as we enter the final 10 minutes of the first half. Vardy gets in behind o the left again but his cut back is behind the over-committed Foxes attack. Chelsea need to regroup.


Chelsea almost level straight away. Nemanja Matic rises highest from a Willian corner and his flicked effort bounces off the crossbar and behind. Big chance.


Goal: Leicester City 1-0 Chelsea (Jamie Vardy)

Chelsea lose their main man and now they are behind. Riyad Mahrez crosses from the right and as John Terry is caught napping, Jamie Vardy ghosts in to scoop home from close range. His 15th of the season and maybe the easiest of the lot.


Eden Hazard going off with what looks like a hip problem. Pedro being readied. The Belgium international is in genuine pain on the touchline.


Jamie Vardy with a late challenge on Eden hazard which appears to hurt the Belgian more as he hits the ground, than in the actual contact. Not exactly a punishing blow and Mark Clattenburg treats it as much. hazard needs treatment however before he is taken from the field.