West London giants Chelsea have been able to avenge their FA Cup final defeat at the hands of fellow Champions League chasers Leicester City after the two teams met again three days from the final at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Their latest meeting was in the Premier League and it could decide the destination of the two Champions League spots up for grabs.
In the first meeting of the season, Leicester City defeated Chelsea 2-0 at home in the Premier League for what was the league match managed by club legend Frank Lampard before he was sacked and replaced by current boss Thomas Tuchel.
The second meeting of the season between Leicester City and Chelsea in the FA Cup final. In the end, Leicester City saw off the Blues to bag their first title in the competition.YouriTielemans produced a moment of magic in that FA Cup final to win the game for his Leicester City team. The Foxes scored the only goal of the game through the Belgian international midfielder to win the FA Cup title via a 1-0 victory in the final.
Chelsea were able to avenge their two defeats against Leicester City with the 2-1 win at home to the newly crowned FA Cup champions in their third and final meeting this season. In the crucial Premier League encounter played in West London, Chelsea dominated the first half but they were unlucky not to take a lead into the break.
The Blues needed to win the game to boost their Champions League hopes ahead of the final day in the English top flight this season and they did just that in the second half. German international Antonio Rudiger gave Chelsea the lead two minutes into the second half with a fantastic header off the corner kick from Mason Mount before they added a second goal on 66 minutes through a Jorginho penalty for the foul by Wesley Fofana on Timo Werner.
Leicester City substitute Kelechi Iheanacho pulled one back for his team with 14 minutes left on the clock but it was too little too late in the bid to salvage a draw.With the 2-1 result, Chelsea were able to leapfrog Leicester City into third place in the race to qualify for Champions League football.
Chelsea, Leicester City and Liverpool are all in the hunt for two Champions League places. Liverpool can leapfrog Leicester City into fourth place with a win at Burnley ahead of the final day of the season this Sunday.