Chelsea in the top three as Leicester City slips to 17th position

Danny Drinkwater Chelsea

Chelsea have requested fans do not repeat the chant at future matches, stating Morata does not want to be related to it.

"We said the first six games would be a challenge".

After the game, Morata tweeted: "Since I arrived, I have been able to feel your support every single day, you are incredible and I'd like to ask you to please respect everyone!"

The former Foxes star, who headed their charge to the Premier League title in 2016, fired home from 30 yards (50) after Alvaro Morata (41) had actually offered Chelsea a first-half lead.

Jamie Vardy reduced the deficit from the penalty spot but it proved to be nothing more than a consolation as the travelling champions left with three points.

Antonio Conte says even though he is happy for Alvaro Morata scoring, it's the performance that matters at this time. The players applied themselves magnificently in the second half, on another day it might have gone our way.

"It is always important for a striker to score".

Whilst it is a pretty weak statement from Morata, what more could we expect from a Chelsea striker new to his club?

City have a woeful head-to-head record against Chelsea too, suffering defeat to the Blues in each of their last three games in all competitions, and may fall short with the visitors enjoying a resurgence.

Morata himself did not address the chant in his post-match comments and instead focused on the importance of the victory over Craig Shakespeare's side.

"Always against Leicester at this stadium it is very hard to win". The usual game was not enough for Leicester and they lost 2: 0.

On rejecting Arsenal, who won the FA Cup last season, Vardy added: "It wasn't the Premier League was it?"

"This is good news for us", Conte told the club's website.



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