Leicester, showing once again that they’re no one-hit-wonders, are back on the top of the English Premier League after a convincing 2-0 victory at the King Power over Frank Lampard’s Chelsea on Tuesday night.
Ndidi opened the scoring for the hosts, a rocket from 25 yards out with only six minutes on the clock before James Maddison doubled the home side’s advantage on 41 minutes. The 2-0 win heaps more pressure on Frank Lampard with plenty of talk pre-game that he’s neck in line for the sack if results didn’t go his way tonight.
Such is life at Stamford Bridge.
The result leapfrogs the Foxes over Manchester United who play Fulham on Wednesday. United or City could go top before the end of the week, City with two games in hand over Leicester.
Champions Liverpool will want to get back to winning ways against Burnley this Thursday or they’ll find themselves with a lot of catching up to do as they slip back to fourth in the table.
West Brom In Bother
West Brom are facing a Premier League investigation after a decision not to play Robert Snodgrass at West Ham in their 2-1 defeat on Tuesday night.
The Scottish playmaker left the Hammers earlier in the month.
Michail Antonio scored yet another winner for the Hammers in the 66th minute to lift his side above Chelsea into seventh. Jarrod Bowen opened the scoring for the Londoners on the stroke of half time before Matheus Pereira struck his fourth in three games for Sam Allardyce’s side but it wasn’t to be enough.
Baggies boss Sam Allardyce said before the game, the decision to omit Snodgrass was down to an agreement between the clubs.
Such an agreement is banned by Premier League rules, which may leave West Brom in a spot of hot water with League bosses. The result also leaves them one spot off the bottom of the table.
Southampton go through
Lastly, Southampton are through to the fourth round of the FA Cup.
They beat League One Shrewsbury 2-0 tonight at St. Mary’s, and will host Arsenal in round four later this month.