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Chelsea Get Revenge On Leicester To Move Third

Chelsea 2-1 Leicester City

Chelsea climbed to third spot on the Premier League table with a 2-1 win over Leicester City on Tuesday night.

The Blues made three changes from the FA Cup defeat against the same opposition, as Edouard Mendy, Ben Chilwell and Christian Pulisic were all recalled while Leicester brought back Marc Albrighton and James Maddison in the line-up.

After a quiet start to the encounter, Mason Mount came close to breaking the deadlock for the hosts in the 27th minute with a strike on a follow-up that was parried away by shot-stopper Kasper Schmeichel.

Thomas Tuchel was forced into a change in the 33rd minute after N'Golo Kante limped off the pitch with an injury and he was replaced by Mateo Kovacic.

Chelsea thought they were ahead two minutes later after Timo Werner headed home a corner at the back post but the goal was disallowed by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for an accidental handball.

The hosts had a perfect start in the second stanza as Antonio Rudiger opened the scoring two minutes after the break with a tap-in after a ricochet from a corner.

Leicester conceded a penalty on 65 minutes after Wesley Fofana brought down Werner just inside the box. Jorginho stepped up and made no mistake from 12-yards, sending Schmeichel the wrong way with a composed finish.

Kelechi Iheanacho reduced the deficit in the last 14 minutes with a first-time strike unmarked into the bottom corner after a square pass by Wilfred Ndidi.

However, Tuchel's men held on to leapfrog Leicester into third spot with one game to go, while the Foxes could drop to fifth if Liverpool beat Burnley on Wednesday.

Manchester United 1-1 Fulham

Edinson Cavani's superb first-half strike was not enough to secure three points for Manchester United, who could only draw 1-1 with Fulham on Tuesday evening.

The Red Devils took the lead with a quarter of an hour gone. De Gea's clearance was flicked on by Bruno Fernandes to Edinson Cavani and he produced a tremendous chip, having spotted Alphonse Areola off his line.

With 38 minutes gone, Fabio Carvalho was played through and got himself goalside of Victor Lindelof but fired a tame effort at Dean Henderson in the Red Devils goal.

Soon after, Fernandes pounced on a giveaway by Lookman and the Portuguese fizzed an effort towards the bottom corner with Areola getting smartly down to his right to make the save.

In the 51st minute, Mario Lemina was given a yellow card for cynically bringing down Scott McTominay on the edge of the box. Fernandes bent the free-kick towards the top-left corner but it ended up going just wide of the post.

De Gea made a double save on the hour mark to preserve United's lead. Lookman's effort was tipped against the post by the Spaniard, who got himself back up quickly to save Carvalho's rebound attempt.

The Cottagers levelled matters in the 76th minute. Bobby de Cordova-Reid found Bryan at the far post and he headed past De Gea, who just couldn't prevent it from going over the line despite a valiant attempt.

That would prove to be the last clear-cut chance of the encounter as United drew their 11th game of the season.

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