Games are coming in thick and fast this festive period. The Blues tasted their first defeat at home under Maurizio Sarri in this campaign, despite having the bulk of possession against Foxes Leicester City.
Jamie Vardy’s goal separated both side in what was an embarrassing shock. Despite attempting rescue efforts to get back on the score sheet at Stamford Bridge, Sarri’s men saw their chances go wide several times.
Claude Puel couldn’t have been any more thrilled given the weighty bag of worry he’s been backing since losing more than three matches in a row in recent weeks. His side toppled a very organised Chelsea team and that only extend the rope of time he has at the King Power Stadium.
Though Sarri didn’t criticise the Blues play–they were the dominant team–in rude health, but you could get the hint in his voice, he needed a saviour up front.
Gonzalo Higuain has been tipped as the right man to help salvage the Blues crumbling front. Eden Hazard should have entered the score sheet, perhaps he’s not really cut-out for the role afterall, after left-back Marco Alonso saw his chance sail away from time.
Higuain checks well in all areas, though there’s been a shadow in his performance. The Argentine is experiencing a goal drought, and despite is unfortunate situation, Sarri is said to be waiting on the sidelines in London to welcome the 31-year-old.