EPL: Chelsea beat Leicester, Tottenham win, other results

Chelsea celebrate scoring against Leicester City

Chelsea were 3-1 winners over Leicester City in their Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The Blues came into the game confident after their 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League midweek.

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Ben Chilwell put the Blues ahead in the 11th minute before Joao Felix saw his goal ruled out for offside in the 34th minute.

Leicester City levelled through Patson Daka in the 39th minute after the Zambian rifled past Kepa Arizabalaga in the Chelsea goal.

Chelsea were in control for most parts of the game but could not beat the Leicester defence. However, Kai Havertz scored the Blues’ second before half-time. The German chipped the ball over Danny Ward after Enzo Fernandez’s supply.

The second half saw Chelsea come out flying, with Mykhailo Mudryk pulling the strings from the middle of the attack.

Kovacic scored Chelsea’s third

Leicester had a chance to equalise, but Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall could not connect properly with the ball in the 71st minute to give Kepa an easy claim.

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Mudryk then scored in the 75th minute, but it was ruled out for offside, with the Ukrainian already wheeling away in celebration.

The former Shakhtar Donetsk player, however, created a goal for Matteo Kovacic in the 77th minute to give Chelsea the third goal. He headed the ball to the Croatian, who put his shot past Ward.

Havertz could have got his second of the game, but Ward made a beautiful save to deny him.

Leicester were reduced to 10 men in the 86th minute after Wout Fas got his second yellow card from a foul on substitute Carney Chukwuemeka.

Chelsea remain 10th on the log, with 37 points, while Leicester are 16th with 24 points.

Other results

Tottenham Hotspur vs Nottingham Forest

Son and Pedro Porro
Pedro Porro and Son celebrate

Tottenham bounced back from their Champions League disappointment to beat visiting Forest 3-1.

Harry Kane bagged a brace, and Son Heung-Min scored the third goal. Forest got a consolation through Joe Worrall in the 81st minute.

Andre Ayew could have scored a second for Steve Cooper’s men, but his penalty kick was saved by Fraser Forster.

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Leeds United vs Brighton & Hove Albion

Jack Harrison
Harrison scored at both ends

Leeds came from behind twice to earn a point against visiting Brighton at Eland Road. The clash ended 2-2.

Alexis MacAllister put the Seagulls ahead in the 33rd minute before Patrick Bamford levelled seven minutes later.

Jack Harrison’s own goal put the visitors ahead again in the 61st minute, but he cancelled it out in the 78th minute.

Brighton are seventh, with 39 points, while Leeds are 19th, with 23 points.

Everton vs Brentford

McNeil was the match winner for Everton

Everton held on to beat Brentford at Goodison Park, with Dwight McNeil scoring for the Sean Dyche-led men in the first minute of the encounter.

Demarai Gray thought he had doubled his team’s lead in the 42nd minute, but VAR ruled it out for a previously committed foul.

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Everton are 15th on the log with 25 points, while Brentford are ninth with 38 points.

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