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Vardy leads Leicester City to win at Chelsea

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Jamie Vardy’s goal proved to be the difference for Leicester City as they defeated Chelsea 1-0.

  • Vardy makes 250th Leicester appearance, scores
  • Maddison assists
  • Chelsea with 71 percent possession

Jamie Vardy scored the lone goal as Leicester City surprised Chelsea with a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The win moves Leicester into ninth with 25 points, while Chelsea remains fourth thanks to an advantage in goal differential over Arsenal.

Chelsea out shot Leicester 17-8.

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The Foxes had an early moment at the Bridge, as Wes Morgan came near to heading Marc Albrighton’s cross on target.

A Harry Maguire giveaway sent Eden Hazard into a promising position, but the Belgian hit the top of the cross bar with his effort.

Wilfred Ndidi had a vicious attempt from distance defied by flying Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

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13 - Jamie Vardy has scored 13 goals in his last 15 Premier League appearances against the ‘big six’ sides. Thorn. #CHELEI

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 22, 2018


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Vardy put Leicester ahead with his 95th goal for the Foxes, assisted by James Maddison in the 51st minute.

Hazard was denied by Kasper Schmeichel with a quick bid to make it 1-1, and the Blues would later hit the post.

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