The Warmdown: Chelsea survive late Foxes surge in crucial top four clash
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Leicester City fell victim to a 2-1 defeat away to Chelsea to add even more pressure on finishing in the top four.

Kelechi Iheanacho got one back for the Foxes after the Blues went 2-0 up after the break - with Antonio Rudiger scoring first before Jorginho converted from the spot

It was such a huge game that ended in bitter disappointment for Brendan Rodgers' men with tensions flaring quite high towards the end of the match.

  • FA Cup hangover?

Obviously, from the start, Chelsea were going to be in for some kind of revenge - and this was quite clear. The Blues came out on the front foot and pressured Leicester very early on. 

Having 8000 fans certainly helped Thomas Tuchel's side. The West Londoners were loud and proud throughout. 

The hosts had the ball in the back of the net twice in the first half, both courtesy of Timo Werner. The first time ruled out for offside, and the second - well the German gave the 'hand of God' a run for its money.

Despite the late fightback, Chelsea held on for all three points, which allowed them to crucially leap-frog Leicester up into third place.

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  • Record-breaker Iheanacho

The Nigerian scored his 19th goal of the season with a 76th minute strike to pull one back for the visitors. In doing so, he set a new Premier League record - the first player ever to score on every day of the week in one season, what a stat!

It wasn't enough, and yet again it was a little too late. However, this shows how far Iheanacho has come over the last six months, to score in the way that he did with a first-time effort shows how much he has improved as a player, this time last season he probably would have skied the ball.

Leicester had a golden opportunity to equalise in the 89th minute, the ball fell to Ayoze Perez on the edge of the box - the ball flew over. If it had dropped to any other player, you'd definitely put money on them burying it. 

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  • UCL out of reach?

After winning the FA Cup on Saturday, it's a shame that the season might not pan out perfectly yet. 

As, unfortunately for the East Midlands side, whether or not they get Champions League football next season is out of their own hands. It is indeed in Liverpool's  as they have a game in hand and are sitting three points behind them, with +1 goal difference. It's set to be a crazy last day of the season. 

Liverpool face Burnley first, then Crystal Palace - two hard games, both for different reasons; Burnley will have fans back in for the first time, and will be looking to do a first league double over the Reds. Meanwhile, it wil be Roy Hodgson's last game in charge for Palace, so they'll be looking to go out on a high. The pressure is on for Jurgen Klopp to deliver, after such a successful last couple of years. 

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