Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi last night fired his side to the top of the Premier League table and increased the pressure on struggling Chelsea Manager Frank Lampard with an impressive 2-0 victory at The King Power Stadium.
Just six minutes into the game, the Nigerian international fired a 20-yard cracker with his weak left leg to the inside of the far right post of Senegalese Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy.
Chelsea rarely threatened although they were denied a first-half penalty by VAR when Christian Pulisic went down under a challenge from Jonny Evans, only for the technology to confirm the offence took place just outside the area.
Coach Lampard’s misery was swiftly reinforced as Leicester City broke clear to add a second four minutes before the break when James Maddison swept a cool finish past Chelsea’s Mendy on the half-volley from Marc Albrighton’s pass.
The Blues barely raised a gallop after the break and it was The Foxes who created the better openings as James Justin headed wide when unmarked and Mendy saved from Youri Tielemans.
Leicester are now a point ahead of Manchester United having played a game more on 38 points from 19 matches while Chelsea are in eighth, five points off the Champions League places.