Friday, 19 April 2019 | 07:53 WIB

Chelsea Maintains Top Three Position after Defeating Leicester City

N'Golo Kante and Alvaro Morata (twitter)

LEICESTER, NETRALNEWS.COM – Chelsea continues to maintain its positive trend by winning for the third time in a row in the last three Premier League matches.

In the fourth week which took place at King Power Stadium on Saturday (9/9/2017) afternoon local time, Chelsea managed to reduce the ambition of host Leicester City with a thin score 2-1 (1-0).

With an additional three points, Chelsea while third place standings with a total of 9 points lost on goal difference from new Manchester United will compete at home to Stoke City.

Spanish striker Alvaro Morata in the 41st minute that opened the benefits of Chelsea. Anticipating a Cesar Azpilicueta cross, Morata managed a superior duel in the air with Wes Morgan. Morula's header can not be reached by goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. 1-0 score lasted until the first half ended.

Five minutes after the start of the second half, former Leicester star N'Golo Kante added Chelsea's lead to 2-0 when his horizontal kick from 22 meters slid past Harry Maguire's legs and Schmeichel's failed to haul the ball.

In the 61st minute, Leicester awarded a penalty kick after striker Jamie Vardy was dropped by goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. Vardy execution is seamless. 1-2 score for Chelsea.

This goal adds to the spirit of Craig Shakespeare's team. However, Chelsea's defense was able to stem the relentless pressure from Leicester City.