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Mason Mount’s rise through Chelsea‘s ranks

Follow all the action as Leicester host Chelsea in the Premier League this evening. 

The Foxes have enjoyed a tremendous start to the season and can even take a lead at the top of the table with a victory tonight. Brendan Rodgers’ side defeated fellow high-flyers Southampton 2-0 last time out and they are intent on securing a Champions League place after falling agonisingly short last season. It promises to be an even contest with the last three league meetings between the two sides drawn. 

For Frank Lampard, though, a victory is required to alleviate the uncertainty around his position. Pressure continues to mount of the Blues coach after defeats against Arsenal and Manchester City over the festive period sent his side spiralling down the table. A victory last week against Fulham, courtesy of Mason Mount’s late winner, was by no means convincing but it did at least haul Chelsea up to seventh. That has not stopped suggestions, though, that a defeat tonight could leave Lampard’s tenure in serious peril. Follow all the action live below: 

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Leicester 2 – 0 Chelsea

45+2 mins: Half time. Leicester have the advantage going into the break. Chelsea could have had a penalty but VAR judged the foul to have come outside the box, a minute later James Maddison has the ball down the other end and into the back of the net. Such fine margins at this level. 

Michael Jones19 January 2021 21:03

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Leicester 2 – 0 Chelsea

45 mins: Two minutes of added time to play at the end of this first half. 

Michael Jones19 January 2021 21:01

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Leicester 2 – 0 Chelsea – Maddison

41 mins: GOAL! A lofted forward ball comes into the box towards Vardy. He’s shoved over by Rudiger and the ball bounces past him. Maddison runs in behind James who is unaware of his existence, takes hold of the ball and slots it home. 

Michael Jones19 January 2021 20:58

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Leicester 1 – 0 Chelsea

40 mins: Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell are over the set piece. The ball is right on the edge of the box, Mount takes it and strikes it hard. The shot goes over the wall but comes come down and the shot goes safely over the crossbar. 

Michael Jones19 January 2021 20:56

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Leicester 1 – 0 Chelsea

39 mins: No penalty! The challenge was made just outside the box so Chelsea have a free kick. 

Michael Jones19 January 2021 20:54

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Leicester 1 – 0 Chelsea

38 mins: Penalty to Chelsea! Jonny Evans takes out Christian Pulisic right on the edge of the box. There’s no doubt about the foul but was it inside the area? VAR will tell us. 

Michael Jones19 January 2021 20:54

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Leicester 1 – 0 Chelsea

36 mins: Jamie Vardy is away! A ball over the top sends Vardy in behind the lines. There are questions as to whether he’s onside but play goes on. He carries the ball into the box and tries to chip it over Mendy who gets a hand to the shot and tips it wide of the far post. The replays show Vardy was marginally offside when the ball was played.

Michael Jones19 January 2021 20:51

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Leicester 1 – 0 Chelsea

33 mins: Marc Albrighton takes on Mateo Kovacic on the right wing. He goes round the midfielder and looks free before a last ditch sliding tackle from Kovacic takes the ball off him. Good work from the Chelsea man. 

Chelsea go forward and create a chance for Callum Hudson-Odoi. He’s found on the edge of the box but is undecided on what to do and his indecision puts his effort off target. 

Michael Jones19 January 2021 20:49

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Leicester 1 – 0 Chelsea

30 mins: Harvey Barnes goes on another enterprising run beating Havertz and taking on James. The Chelsea right-back halts his progress enough for Havertz to catch him and pull his shirt. Craig Pawson sees this and awards Leicester a free kick. 

Michael Jones19 January 2021 20:45

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Leicester 1 – 0 Chelsea

27 mins: Marc Albrighton tkae s ashot from range that Mendy tips over the bar. Maddison delivers the corner into the box but Tammy Abraham is back to head to away. Leicester regain possession and win another corner as former fox Ben Chilwell puts it out behind. 

Michael Jones19 January 2021 20:42

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