Chelsea FC celebrated an important victory in the Champions League battle. DFB defender Antonio Rudiger led Thomas Tuchel to victory over Cup winner Leicester.
Chelsea retaliated against the Leicester City match, which they lost in the FA Cup Final. Coach Thomas Tuchel’s side beat the Sensation Champion of 2016 in front of 8,000 spectators at their hometown of Stamford Bridge.
DFB defender Rudiger puts Chelsea ahead
German Federation player Antonio Rudiger scored the opening goal for the “Blues” in the 47th minute. Before that, striker Timo Werner had already turned the ball into the net twice. However, the referee conceded the two goals again – in the 22nd minute due to an offside position, in the 35th due to a handball. Jorginho scored in the 66th minute from a penalty kick for Chelsea. Previously, Leicester defender Wesley Fofana Werner missed in the penalty area. Substitute Leicester striker Kelichi Iheanacho made the match exciting again with his goal in the 76th minute. In the end, however, nothing important happened in the final round – except for forming the pack in stoppage time.
The day before the end of the season, Chelsea, who reached the Champions League final, finished third with 67 points and will therefore be represented in the first division next season. Cup winner Leicester with only one point (66) ranks fourth, which also qualifies them to participate in the UEFA Champions League. Nevertheless, Liverpool faces a less-than-complete match behind the “Foxes” in fifth place. If Jürgen Klopp’s team wins tomorrow’s match against Burnley (from 9.15 pm in the live tape on t-online), they may overtake Leicester by 66 points due to the better goal difference.