Leicester 2 – 2 Chelsea

Last Updated: 01/02/20 2:42pm

Antonio Rudiger scored twice for Chelsea in the 2-2 draw at Leicester

Leicester kept their eight-point lead over fourth-placed Chelsea intact following a topsy-turvy 2-2 draw at the King Power Stadium.

With both sides looking to boost their top-four hopes, Chelsea took the lead two minutes after half-time through Antonio Rudiger.

However, Leicester were behind for just eight minutes as Harvey Barnes’ deflected effort then brought them level before Ben Chilwell capitalised on an error from Willy Caballero, who was picked ahead of Kepa Arrizabalaga by Frank Lampard, to complete the turnaround.

The goals kept coming though as Rudiger looped a header over Kasper Schmeichel to bring Chelsea level (71), but there was still time for Barnes to spurn a golden opportunity to give Leicester all three points, sending the ball wide of the far post with the goal at his mercy.

It ended all square after frantic second half as Leicester moved 15 points clear of fifth-placed Manchester United. However, United, who are now seven points behind Chelsea do have the opportunity to cut the gap when they take on Wolves, live on Sky Sports from 5pm (kick-off 5.30pm).

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