Chelsea make unwanted history with third straight 0-0

Dean Simpson
January 14, 2018

"We suffered a lot in the first half and at the start of the second half but when I made a decision to put fresh energy the game changed".

The Foxes had the better of the chances throughout the game, although had to hold on for a point after Ben Chilwell's second half red card, but the Blues failed to find the breakthrough in what was a poor display by Antonio Conte's side.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: "I was at the FA Cup tie between Fleetwood and Leicester on Saturday and Claude Puel's side did not play well, but he had made a lot of changes so you can not read too much into that performance".

Fresh off two consecutive goalless draws against Norwich City and Arsenal, Chelsea are by no stretch of imagination at their best, and Leicester should be looking to exploit that.

The Premier League returned after a short break following the festive fixtures, and Saturday's opening game pinned Chelsea against Leicester City.

Chelsea were camped on the edge of the Leicester box for long periods late on, trying to prise apart the disciplined 10 men in front of them.

What won't help this perception either is the fact that Saturday's 0-0 draw with the Foxes was, bizarrely, Chelsea's third goalless game in a row - something which has never happened in the club's history.

Chelsea did not create enough goal scoring chances which has now given Manchester United a chance to extend their lead at second place when they face Stoke City. We played the game against Arsenal on Wednesday night and we didn't have a lot of time to recover.

Another to consider is Jamie Vardy given that, since August 2014, he has scored more Premier League goals against "big six" opposition than any other player (22 goals in 41 apps).

Chelsea have started 2018 with three draws and Antonio Conte must be concerned about Alvaro Morata's lack of form over the last couple of weeks.

"It was a good game for us, we showed a lot of quality, we played well, but if it were 11 v 11 I think we would have got the win", he said.

Our commentary game on Premier League Live with Sky Sports comes from Stamford Bridge in a meeting of the last two clubs to lift the league title go head to head.

"I don't know how long Wes will stay outside the squad but I hope to have some good news and hope I can speak about the end of the injury".

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