Former Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole has said that the Blues should be happy to emerge with a point following their 1-1 draw against Leicester City yesterday. Frank Lampard’s side were denied their first victory in the Premier League by Brendan Rodgers’ men.
Mason Mount gave Chelsea an early lead but Wilfried N’didi cancelled it out in the second half.
Commenting on the game as a Sky Sports pundit, Cole said,
“Leicester were a different animal.”
“I think [James] Maddison started to get on the ball further up the pitch and start affecting the game. [Wilfred] Ndidi was controlling the game from behind, and they just seemed to step up a few gears, and Chelsea didn’t know how to react to that.”
“Chelsea should be happy [with a point], but you’re playing at home and you should be winning these games.”
Meanwhile, Jamie Redknapp stated that the Blues appeared fatigued against Leicester following their midweek clash against Liverpool.
“In the first 25-30 minutes, Leicester never made a challenge, never made a tackle. There was no intensity about their game,” he said.
“Last 10 minutes of the first half, and then the second half, they started to win battles all over the pitch. And that was the difference.”
“You could see Chelsea starting to get a little fatigued, maybe the game in midweek might have taken a little bit out of their legs as well.”
“But Maddison started to come alive in the second half and he started to run the game, and they [Leicester] were just the better team second half.”
Chelsea will face Norwich City next weekend in search of registering their first league win this season.
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