Antonio Rudiger, N’Golo Kante, and Christian Pulisic moved the Blues six points clear at the top of the table. Kante marked his return to his former club with a beautiful solo goal to help the Premier League leaders to a 3-0 win on Saturday. Christian Pulisic, a second-half substitute, also returned, scoring his second league goal as Chelsea swept aside a team it battled against last season just to secure a top-four finish.
Chelsea started the game with high momentum scoring a 14th-minute goal thanks to Antonio Rudiger’s back-header from Ben Chilwell’s corner. Kante picked the ball around the midfield after collecting a short pass from Reece James. He ran toward the penalty area unchallenged as Wilfried Ndidi tried to get back to him, before shifting the ball to his left foot and sending in a shot that flew into the corner, giving goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel no chance in the 28th.
Leicester were outplayed at King Power Stadium with little threats displayed against Chelsea’s goalkeeper and missed the midfield guile of Youri Tielemans, who is out for a few weeks because of an injury sustained on international duty with Belgium. Mendy was forced to make a beautiful save in the 53rd minute when Amartey played a thunderous shot right from outside the box.
Pulisic made the points safe nine minutes after coming on as a substitute in the 62nd. The U.S. forward was picked out in the middle of the penalty area by a pass from fellow substitute Hakim Ziyech and took a touch before producing a finish on the slide through Schmeichel’s legs. It was Pulisic’s second league goal of the season, having also scored on the opening day against Crystal Palace.
Chelsea will now be six points clear prior to the outcome of West Ham and Liverpool games later today.