Chelsea 2-1 Leicester City: Jorginho penalty ensures Chelsea leapfrog the Foxes in the race for Champions League
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18: <<enter caption here>> during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on May 18, 2021 in London, England. A limited number of fans will be allowed into Premier League stadiums as Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease in the UK following the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Glyn Kirk - Pool/Getty Images)

Leicester City require a win at the very least on the final day of the season if they are to qualify for the UEFA Champions League after their 2-1 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

A goal from Antonio Rudiger and a penalty from Jorginho cancelled out a late Kelechi Iheanacho goal to put Chelsea in a comfortable position to finish in the top four.

A win for the Foxes would have secured them a Champions League spot for only the second in their history, but the defeat means it’s no longer in their hands as Liverpool could now leapfrog the Foxes with a win against Burnley on Wednesday.

The Foxes must now get a win against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday and hope that Liverpool slip up in either of their final two games to ensure a top-four finish.

Story of the match

Following their heroics in the FA Cup Final over Chelsea at the weekend, which saw the Foxes win the prestigious trophy for the first time in their history, Brendan Rodgers men clearly still had a hangover at the Bridge and never really looked like taking away all three points.

The Foxes were lucky not to be at least 3-0 down at halftime and once again had VAR to thank following former Foxes defender Ben Chilwell’s disallowed goal in the final on Saturday.

Timo Werner had two goals disallowed in the first half, one for offside and one for handball.

The German International was also lucky not to be awarded a penalty when he seemed to be fouled by Youri Tielemans.

You could tell the home side were out for revenge following their loss in the final, and never gave their opponents room to breath, drawing silly fouls from the Foxes, whilst also piling players forward with wave after wave of attacks into the Leicester half.

In front of 8,000 Chelsea supporters, the home side finally got their goal just after the restart, when a corner ball in from Chilwell was met by the thigh of the unmarked Rudiger at the back post.

They then got their second goal after Werner was brought down foolishly on the edge of the box by Foxes defender Wesley Fofana, before being cooly slotted away from the spot by Jorginho.

The Foxes got a consolation goal after 76 minutes when Iheanacho off the bench was left unmarked in the box which allowed him to get one back and give the away side a glimmer of hope.

The goal for the Nigerian International meant he becomes the first player in Premier League history to score on every day of the week in a single season.

The Foxes now have four days to prepare for their must-win game now against Spurs and will be hoping not to see a recreation of last season which saw them drop out of the Champions League places following a final day defeat to Manchester United.

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