Leicester 0-0 Chelsea: Misfiring Blues finish 3rd thanks to Spurs draw

Tottenham’s failure to win at home to Everton means Chelsea’s 0-0 draw at Leicester City was enough to claim third spot.

Chelsea finished third in the Premier League after a final-day 0-0 draw at Leicester City.

The Blues secured Champions League qualification last week and Maurizio Sarri made changes after his side needed penalties to down Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League semi-final.

Gonzalo Higuain missed the best chance to break the deadlock at the King Power Stadium on Sunday, but Chelsea ended the campaign above Tottenham after the Champions League finalists drew 2-2 home to Everton.

Match Events

4′ CHANCE! Barkley’s shot saved

GREAT SAVE BY SCHMEICHEL! Maguire is caught ball watching and Barkley is able to get on the end of the pass that’s looped over the top of the Leicester defence. He takes it down well and hits the strike but Schmeichel spreads himself wide to block the effort. 

29′ CLOSE! Higuain’s shot wide out

HIGUAIN COMES CLOSE! Maguire started to drop back into the box which allowed Higuain some space to get his shot away after being picked out by Willian. The Argentine struck his shot low to the bottom corner but it’s just wide of the post. 

34′ Tielemans and Luiz then clash heads accidentally when challenging

44′ Tielemans misses a golden chance!

GREAT CHANCE FOR LEICESTER! The ball is cleared by Chilwell and he picks out Vardy on the left wing. He’s got a lot of space to run into, but he waits until he gets into the box to square his cross back to Tielemans. It’s not the best pass as it’s ahead of the midfielder but he just reaches it on the stretch. Caballero comes across to close him down though and gets enough on it to take all the pace off it and make the save. 

Line-ups

Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Pereira, Chilwell, Evans, Maguire, Ndidi, Tielemans, Choudhury, Maddison, Albrighton, Vardy.

Subs: S. Okazaki, D.Simpson, Morgan, D. Ward, D.Gray, K. Iheanacho, H. Barnes

Chelsea XI: Caballero; Zappacosta, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Alonso; Barkley, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek; Pedro, Higuain, Willian

Subs: E. Hazard, O. Giroud, M. Kovačić, Emerson, Kepa, A. Christensen, M. Guehi

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